Lavoisier Manuscripts and Graphics Collection,circa 1750-1834

Collection Number: 4712

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Lavoisier Manuscripts and Graphics Collection, circa 1750-1834
Collection Number:
4712
Creator:
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, 1743-1794.
Marie-Anne-Pierrette Lavoisier, 1758-1836.
Quantity:
Circa 36.6 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts, drawings, prints, artifacts.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The Lavoisier Collection contains materials by, to or about Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and his wife, Marie-Anne-Pierrette Lavoisier, née Paulze, with documents extending back to 1598 and through the death of Marie-Anne-Pierrette Lavoisier in 1836. These documents, dating mostly from 1766-1834, relate to Lavoisier's scientific work, and the Académie des Sciences, but also to his involvement in Old Regime taxation in France's Ferme Générale, and in the Régie des Poudres et Salpêtres. Also included are notes and correspondence by Marie-Anne-Pierrette Lavoisier. Many documents relate to Lavoisier's estates, mostly about Lavoisier's acquisitions of "Biens Nationaux", in Taillefontaine (France).
Language:
Collection material in French


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier was born in Paris in 1743. He was the son of Jean Antoine Lavoisier, a lawyer, and Émilie Punctis, who belonged to a wealthy Parisian family, and died when he was two. Then he attended the Collège Mazarin where he studied classics and mathematics. In 1763, he passed the Bachelor of Law degree. At this time he got interested in mineralogy and chemistry and attended Rouelle's classes. In 1766-1767, he went on some field trips with Jean Etienne Guettard, to study the stratigraphy of soils and make an inventory of the mineralogical resources of France.
In 1768, he was admitted to the Académie des Sciences, where he presented his research on the chemical analysis of water. The same year, he entered the Ferme Générale, a private company in charge of collecting indirect taxes for the king. Lavoisier became first an inspector of one of the Ferme Générale commissions, the Tobacco commission, where his supervisor was Jacques Paulze. On December 16, 1771, Lavoisier married his thirteen-year-old daughter, Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze, who was also the grandniece of the powerful Abbé Terray, the Controller General of Finance. In 1775, Lavoisier entered the Régie des Poudres et Salpêtres, a private company responsible for the production, control and refining of saltpeter and the manufacture of gunpowder in France. As a Fermier Général and a member of the Régie des Poudres et Salpêtres, Lavoisier became interested in economic theories, physiocratic ideas, agronomy, and public finance.
Simultaneously, from 1772, Lavoisier studied pneumatic chemistry, the chemistry of gases, borrowing experimental facts from English scientists, like Priestley. In 1773, he published the Opuscules physiques et chimiques, where he considered atmospheric air as a mixture, that established his reputation as a chemist. In the 1770's, he discovered that the components of air were mainly oxygen and nitrogen, and defined combustion and calcination as chemical reactions. Then, with Guyton de Morveau, Berthollet and Fourcroy he elaborated a new method of chemical nomenclature, giving chemistry a clear language, published in 1787 under the title of Méthode de nomenclature chimique. At least, in 1789, his Traité élémentaire de chimie explained the essential points of the new chemistry, like the composition of air and water and the law of the conservation of matter in chemical reactions, and depicted the experimental methods of a real scientific approach. The thirteen plates illustrating the work had been engraved by Marie-Anne Lavoisier
In 1789, Lavoisier failed to be elected at the Estates General, and steered clear of political affairs. He resigned from his office at the Ferme Générale shortly before its abolition in 1791, but was considered as an consultant in financial affairs and became the director of the Discount Bank, and a commissioner of the Public Treasury, and expressed many ideas about the reforms of French public finance and taxation. At the same time, he took part to the major reform of the unification of the weights and measures system. But, as a former Fermier Général and like his peers, among them his father-in-law, Jacques Paulze, he was arrested in 1794. They were accused of exactions and embezzlement and transferred to the Conciergerie. On the 19 floréal an II (May 8, 1794), they were all sentenced to death and executed.
After Antoine Laurent Lavoisier's death, his properties were consficated by the State. In 1795, after a campaign, Marie-Anne Lavoisier obtained the restoration of her property. In the same time, she published an edition of Lavoisier's works. In 1805, she married an American scientist, Benjamin Thomson, who had become Count Rumford in 1791.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Lavoisier collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, legal documents, plates and graphics, dating mostly from 1766-1834, from the archives of Antoine Laurent and Marie Anne Lavoisier. The contents of the collection are arranged into three broad categories: correspondence; miscellaneous documents about Lavoisier and his relatives; plates and engravings.
Letters include correspondence of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier with many scientists (physicists, chemists, mineralogists...), such as Jean Sylvain Bailly, Claude-Louis Berthollet, Jean-Antoine-Claude Chaptal, Joseph Black, Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau, Auguste Denis Fougeroux de Bondaroy, Antoine-François Fourcroy, Jean-Louis Giraud-Soulavie, Jean Etienne Guettard, Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau, Joseph Louis Lagrange, Gaspard Monge. They document Lavoisier's work in areas such as the discovery of oxygen and the development of modern chemical nomenclature. But other letters also relate to Lavoisier's activities as an inspector and tax collector in France's Ferme Générale, and Régie des Poudres et Salpêtres. Also included are notes and correspondence by Marie Anne Lavoisier, from 1787 to 1825, that show her involvement in her husband's scientific work (laboratory work, translations of scientific works from the English).
Included among the manuscripts are laboratory notes from Lavoisier's experiments on the decomposition and recomposition of water, which helped to demonstrate the existence of oxygen and its role in chemical reactions. Among the other materials, some legal documents and reports relate to the Ferme Générale, the Académie des Sciences, the Régie des Poudres et Salpêtres, and the Compagnie de la Guyane française, in which Lavoisier and his father-in-law, Jacques Paulze, had holdings.
An important file of title deeds (1598-1834) relates to the acquisition of "biens nationaux" by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, located in Taillefontaine, and to the return of these properties to his widow after his death, and their cultivation.
Also included are photocopies of documents relating to Lavoisier and gunpowder, from originals held at the Eleutherian Mills Historical Library (Greenville, Delaware). These include manuscript notes and essays on saltpeter and gunpowder, documents on the printing of assignats by Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, and documents concerning Lavoisier himself, including his death sentence and documents on the confiscation of his property.
In addition, photocopies of documents held at the Archives nationales in France relate to the Ferme Générale, the Institut national des sciences, proceedings of the revolutionary government, and Lavoisier's personal life. Documents include some of Lavoisier's correspondence, an inventory of the possessions of his mother Emilie Punctis after her death, and an inventory of Lavoisier's belongings when he was in prison.
Visual materials in the collection include some portraits of Antoine Laurent and Marie Anne Lavoisier, maps of their properties, and 81 drawings, proofs, and final plates Marie Anne Lavoisier created for her husband's Traité élémentaire de chimie in 1789.
Artifacts reflect the Lavoisiers' personal and professional activities, including two briefcases owned by Antoine Lavoisier (one when he was a child); a Masonic apron; shoe buckles; a library ladder; three small purses of jetons (metal pieces resembling coins) that Lavoisier received for attendance at meetings of government bodies, including the Académie des sciences and a committee on agriculture and commerce; a medal from the Caisse d'escompte; two small games of fortune telling; a cosmetic case designed to resemble a two-volume book; and the original copper plate for Plate VIII of the Traité elementaire de chimie.

PROVENANCE

The bulk of the collection came down through the Chazelles family and was subsequently acquired by Lavoisier bibliographer Denis Duveen. Duveen sold the collection after finishing the bibliography. The Cornell Library purchased the collection from dealer H.P. Kraus in 1963. Additional material was collected by Pierre Dejours, and subsequently the Library purchased the Dejours material from Librairie Hatchuel in 2006.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent,1743-1794.
Bailly, Jean Sylvain, 1736-1793.
Baudon, François.
Baumé, Antoine, 1728-1804.
Beaumanoir de, baron.
Berthollet, Claude-Louis, 1748-1822.
Black, Joseph, 1728-1799.
Brisson, Mathurin-Jacques, 1723-1806.
Chaptal, Jean-Antoine-Claude, 1756-1832.
Duhamel du Monceau, 1700-1782.
Fougeroux de Bondaroy, Auguste Denis, 1732-1789.
Fourcroy, Antoine-François de, 1755-1809.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Guettard, Jean Etienne, 1715-1786.
Guyton de Morveau, Louis-Bernard, 1737-1816.
La Forte, Benoist, b. 1761.
Lagrange, Joseph-Louis, 1736-1813.
Lavoisier, Jean-Antoine, 1715-1775.
Lavoisier, Marie-Anne-Pierrette, 1758-1836.
Monge, Gaspard, 1746-1818.
Morellet, André, 1727-1819.
Parisis, Nicolas Charles.
Paulze, Jacques, 1723-1794.
Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804.
Saussure, Horace Bénédict de, 1740-1799.
Seguin, Armand, d. 1835.
Soulavie, Jean-Louis, 1752-1813.
Abbaye de Valsery (Coeuvres-et-Valsery, France).
Académie des sciences (France).
Aisne (France).DoMaynes nationaux.
Chapitre de la collégiale Saint-Jacques (Pierrefonds, France).
Chartreuse de Bourg-Fontaine (Villers-Cotterêts, France).
Compagnie de la Guyane française.
Couvent des Ursulines (Crépy-en-Valois, France).
France.Ferme générale.
France.Régie des poudres et salpêtres.
France.Armée--Ordnance and ordnance stores.
Paroisse Notre-Dame (Taillefontaine, France).
Prieuré du Mont Saint-Pierre en Chastres (Vieux-Moulin, France).

Subjects:
Chemistry--History--Sources.
Ordnance.
Enlightenment--France.
Taxation--France.
Finance, Public--France.
Women intellectuals--France.
Women scientists--France.
Military art and science--France--History.
Women--France--History.
Domestic relations--France--History.
Street lighting--France--Paris.
Saltpeter.
Grain trade--France.

Places:
France--History--Revolution, 1789-1794.
France--Politics and government--Revolution, 1789-1799.
France--History--Louis XVI, 1774-1793.
France--Politics and government--1774-1793.
France--Economic conditions--18th century.
France--Intellectual life--18th century.
France--Politics and government--1789-1815.
France--History--19th century.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Lavoisier Manuscripts and Graphics Collection, #4712. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Some bound manuscripts (circa 80 v.) and a large collection of books by and about Lavoisier (circa 2,000 v.) are housed in the repository, including circa 600 v. from the Lavoisiers' personal library.
Related materials on saltpeter and gunpowder manufacture in 18th-century France are held at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in the La Forte Collection. Other related materials are held in the French Revolution Collection, Lafayette Collection (especially about the Compagnie de la Guyane française), Maurepas Collection, Ben Grauer Collection, and the Rare book collection.
Related collection in: Académie des Sciences (France), Fonds Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier.

NOTES

The following container list describes a part of the Lavoisier unbound manuscripts collection, that was purchased in 2005 by the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. The rest of the unbound manuscripts collection is described in a card catalog including detailed subject and author indexes available in the Reference room of the library.
The bound manuscripts are described in the Cornell University Library catalog, under the call number 4712 Bd. Ms.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence to or from Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
1766-1786
1786-1794
Series II. Correspondence to or from Marie-Anne Lavoisier
Series III. Correspondence to or from Lavoisier's other relatives or associates
Series IV. Lavoisier and associates scientific notes and manuscripts
Lavoisier's notes and manuscripts
Associates' notes and manuscripts
Series V. Lavoisier's manuscripts on other topics
Series VI. Certificates, deeds and contracts
Deeds, contracts and certificates relating to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
Deeds, contracts and certificates relating to Marie-Anne Lavoisier
Title deeds of "Biens nationaux", 1598-1834
Deeds made before 1789, 1598-1781
Deeds made during the French Revolution, 1791-1801
Deeds made after 1801
Series VII. Documents relating to institutions to which Lavoisier belonged
Académie des Sciences
Compagnie de la Guyane française
Régie des poudres et salpêtres
Series VIII. Documents relating to Lavoisier's relatives or associates
Series VIIIA. Photocopies of documents held at other repositories
Eleutherian Mills Historical Library
Archives nationales and other French archives
Series IX. Plates made by Marie Anne Lavoisier for the Traité élémentaire de chimie, 1789
Planche I
Planche II
Planche III
Planche IV
Planche V
Planche VI
Planche VII
Planche VIII
Planche IX
Planche X
Planche XI
Planche XII
Planche XIII
Plates engraved by J. Pass, after Marie Anne Lavoisier's work and Henry Lascelles' drawings, describing the modern chemical apparatus, London, 1800-1801.
Series X. Other Drawings
Plans of Buildings
Plans of Madame Lavoisier's Residence in Paris
Maps Used by Lavoisier as Fermier General
Mineralogical Studies
Series XI. Lavoisier Artifacts and Memorabilia
Series XII. Cesar Francois Cassini's Cartes de France

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Arranged chronologically
Box 43 Folder 1
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, [Villers-Cotterêts],[to]Monsieur Guettard, Paris
October 21, 1766
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf; 22 cm; autograph letter signed
Summary: Scientific letter written during the mineralogical travel made with Jean Etienne Guettard
Letter begins: "Monsieur et cher docteur/Il faut avouer que vous négligez furieusement ceux qui se portent bien..."
Box 1 Folder 1
Baudon, Anne Margueritte Charlotte, comtesse de Ligniville (née comtesse de Ligniuille) [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
May 15, 1773
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm; holograph signed, seal attached
Summary: Thanks Lavoisier for the honesty of his dealings, and asks for a monetary advance.
Letter begins: "on n'oblige pas avec plus de grace Monsieur / mon projet était de vous remercié moy même..."
Box 43 Folder 2
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, Paris, [to] MM. de l'Académie de Gottingue
January 19, 1774
Physical description: 2 p. on 1 leaf; 32 cm; autograph letter signed
Summary: Lavoisier relates his role in the last discoveries in chemistry and their consequences.
Letter begins: "Messieurs/Permettez moi de vous offrir le premier volume d'un ouvrage dans lequel je me suis proposé principalement deux objets..."
Bibliographic Reference: 31.1.76
Box 1 Folder 2
Lavoisier, Antioine Laurent [to] Mess. De l'Académie des curieux de la nature, Paris
January 19, 1774
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 32 cm;holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Covering letter sent with gift of Opuscules physiques et chymiques (1774). Cf. Correspondance, II, no. 215, 216.
Letter begins: "Messieurs. / Permettes moi de vous offrir le premier / volume…"
Bibliographic Reference: Cf. Correspondance, II, no. 215, 216
Box 1 Folder 3
Baudon, Anne Margueritte Charlotte, comtesse de Ligniville (née comtesse de Ligniuille) [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
January 28, 1774
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached
Summary: Asks for a loan of 150 louis.
Letter begins: "personne n'oblige avec autant de grace que vous / Monsieur je n'oublirais jamais avec quelle promtitude..."
Box 1 Folder 4
Baudon, Anne Margueritte Charlotte, comtesse de Ligniville (née comtesse de Ligniuille) [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
February 16, 1774
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Asks that Lavoisier not refuse the loan she recently requested.
Letter begins: "puige vous demander Monsieur si je puis espérer / que je vous devrais ma tranquilité…"
Box 1 Folder 5
Baudon, Anne Margueritte Charlotte, comtesse de Ligniville (née comtesse de Ligniuille) [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
April 22, 1774
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached.
Letter begins: "j'ai ésperé Monsieur recevoir de vos nouvelle / relativement aux cans Louis que je vous ai prie / de me pretter…"
Box 43 Folder 3
France. Régie des poudres et salpêtres, [to] Mr. Le Brigant
ca. 1775
Physical description: 2 p. on 1 leaf; 23 cm; letter signed by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
Letter begins: "Mr. le Directeur général nous a communiqué Monsieur la lettre que vous lui avez écritte le 28 December dernier..."
Bibliographic Reference: Scheler 1961
Box 1 Folder 6
Lavoisier, Antioine Laurent [to an unnamed woman], Paris ou Vincennes
May 10, 1775
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: M. Boudin has been appointed to desired position.
Letter begins: "Madame / Comment osez vous écrire…"
Bibliographic Reference: Correspondance, II, no.262
Box 43 Folder 4
Guyton de Morveau, Dijon, [to] Monsieur Lavoisier, Paris
March 25, 1777
Physical description: 4 p. on 1 leaf; 22 cm; autograph letter signed
Summary: Goes with the sending of Guyton de Morveau's Elémens de chymie théorique et pratique.
Letter begins: "Monsieur/Je viens de charger un de mes amis qui part pour Paris d'un petit paquet pour M. Macquer dans lequel il y a un exemplaire pour vous du premier volume de notre cours de chymie..."
Bibliographic Reference: Déc. 1962 Scheler
Box 1 Folder 7
Lavoisier, Antioine Laurent [to] Mde. Herissant, Paris
August 22, 1777
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 17 cm;holograph signed.
Letter begins: "Mde Herissant est priée / de faire tirer 2000 exemplaires /"
Bibliographic Reference: Correspondance, III, no. 346
Box 43 Folder 5
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, [to] M. Morand.
March 28, 1778
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 12 cm; autograph letter signed
Letter begins: "Je reconnais que M. Morand m'a remis le troisième volume du voyage en Sibérie par M. Pallas a l'académie le 28 March 1778."
Bibliographic Reference: L'Abbaye 12.76
Box 1 Folder 8
Baudon, Anne Margueritte Charlotte, comtesse de Ligniville (née comtesse de Ligniuille) [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
December 7, 1779
Physical Description: 2 leaves, 20 cm;holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Asks Lavoisier to see her notary concerning the "marc d'or."
Letter begins: "Monsieur j'ai été à La Campagne..."
Box 43 Folder 6
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, Paris, [to] Mlle Bégon.
January 17, 1780
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 21 cm; autograph letter signed
Summary: Payment of an annuity.
Letter begins: "Mademoiselle/J'ai l'honneur de vous faire passer une rescription de 1168 l. sur le receveur des Aydes de Blois... "
Bibliographic Reference: Scheler/Fév. 1962
Box 1 Folder 9
Lavoisier, Antioine Laurent [to] Mlle. Begon, Paris
June 27, 1781
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Forwards payment for salt storage at Vendosme. Related notes in different hand on p. [4].
Letter begins: "Mademoiselle / Comme j'avais été instruit par M. votre frère…"
Bibliographic Reference: Correspondance, III, no. 422
Box 1 Folder 10
Lavoisier, Antioine Laurent [to] M. d'Angiviller
October 16, 1781
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 25 cm;holograph.
Summary: Draft thanking d'Angiviller for having enabled Lavoisier to try out the new lighting system for opera houses.
Letter begins: "Monsieur / J'ai bien de remerciements à vous faire…"
Bibliographic Reference: Correspondance, III, no. 428
Box 43 Folder 7
Soulavie, Jean-Louis, Paris, [to Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent].
April 12, 1782
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf; 21 cm; autograph letter signed
Summary: Soulavie asks Lavoisier to see the residuum from his experiments on quartz.
Letter begins: "Monsieur/Très souvent j'ai passé chez vous pour avoir l'honneur de m'instruire chés un savant distingué et jaMays je n'ai pu jouir de cette faveur..."
Box 43 Folder 7
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, [draft for an answer] to M. l'abbé Soulavie .
April 1782
Summary: Draft for answering Soulavie.
Letter begins: "M. l'abbé Soulavie/Lui consigner mon regret de... les expériences que j'ai faittes sur le quartz et le cristal de roche ayans été faittes sur de très petits échantillons..."
Box 1 Folder 11
Lavoisier, Antioine Laurent [to] M. Poiré Lutrepot, Le Villars
April 25, 1784
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 23 cm;holograph signed.
Summary: Agrees to extend loan arrangement for a second year. Schedule of payments in different hand on p. [2].
Letter begins: "Je consens avec plaisir, Monsieur à vous accorder…"
Box 1 Folder 12
Baudon, Anne Margueritte Charlotte, comtesse de Ligniville (née comtesse de Ligniuille) [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
July 10, 1784
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Requests a written account of payments Lavoisier made to her and her husband's family, and a schedule of future payments.
Letter begins: "Monsieur je suis au moment de rendre mon / compte de tutel…"
Box 43 Folder 8
Bailly, Jean-Sylvain, , [to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier]
December 26, 1784
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf, 15 cm; autograph letter signed
Summary: Introduces Saladin, citizen of Geneva, to Lavoisier
Letter begins: "Je prends la liberté, Monsieur et cher confrère, de vous adresser M. Saladin citoyen distingué de Genève..."
Bibliographic Reference: 31.1.76
Box 1 Folder 13
Lavoisier, Antioine Laurent [to] M. Chastenet
1785
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; holograph.
Summary: Draft listing sums received for the de Tocquinys in 1784 and 1785, to accompany an account of transactions made for them prior to 1784.
Letter begins: "M. Chastenet procureur au parlement rue […] / ou en son absence à M. Ducolombier…"
Box 43 Folder 9
Soulavie, Jean-Louis, [autograph letter signed] Paris, [to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier]
April 8, 1785
Physical Description: 3 p. on 1 leaf; 22 cm
Summary: Goes with the sending of Soulavie's Histoire naturelle de la France méridionale. Asks to enter the Société Royale.
Letter begins: "Monsieur/J'ay eu l'honneur de vous adresser les 8 volumes d'histoire naturelle. Je serai assurément très flatté de l'honneur d'appartenir à la Société Royale..."
Box 43 Folder 10
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, [to] Mlle Bégon, Vendosme
July 6, 1785
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 21 cm; autograph letter signed
Summary: Payment of an annuity.
Letter begins: "Mademoiselle/J'ay l'honneur de vous adresser cy joint un rescription de 1407 l. Pour le payement des six mois de rente..."
Box 1 Folder 14
Baudon, Anne Margueritte Charlotte, comtesse de Ligniville (née comtesse de Ligniuille) [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Baguelet
October 21, 1785
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Inquires whether her children have a share in the interests coming to her husband's family, and requests a loan for her son.
Letter begins: "récves je vous prie Monsieur un million de / rémerciement…"
Box 1 Folder 15
Baudon, Anne Margueritte Charlotte, comtesse de Ligniville (née comtesse de Ligniuille) [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Baguelet
October 25, 1785
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Dissatisfied with Lavoisier's reply, she restates her inquiry of October 21.
Letter begins: "en remarquant dans votre lettre Monsieur / votre adeur a m'obligé.."
Box 1 Folder 16
Baudon, Anne Margueritte Charlotte, comtesse de Ligniville (née comtesse de Ligniuille) [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
October 27, 1785
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Discusses legal procedures involved in the proposed transfer of money to her son.
Letter begins: "Monsieur, l'objet de ma demande était le / désir..."
Box 1 Folder 17
Duclombier, ____. [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
December 15, 1785
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Requests, on behalf of M. Chastenet, that Lavoisier send to M. Tocquiny a procuration for the money Lavoisier owes him.
Letter begins: "Monsieur / M. Chastenet qui arrive […] De la Campagne…"
Box 1 Folder 18
Lavoisier, Antioine Laurent [to] Mlle. Begon, Vendôme
January 11, 1786
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm;holograph signed.
Summary: Sends 1,407 livres for salt storage at Vendôme.
Letter begins: "Mademoiselle / Je vous demande bien pardon d'avoir tardé / aussi longtemps…"
Box 1 Folder 19
Chastenet, ____, procureur au parlement. [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Chastenet
September 10, 1786
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Pertains to the final steps of the business deal with M. Tocquiny and to legal matters concerning the ownership of Mlle. Punctis' house.
Letter begins: "Monsieur/ j'ai eu l'honneur d'aller chez vous ce matin…"
Box 43 Folder 11
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, Paris, [to] Monsieur de Fougeroux, Paris
April 14, 1787
Physical Description: 2 p. on 1 leaf, 23 cm; autograph letter signed
Summary: Lavoisier informs Auguste Denis Fougeroux de Bondaroy, the director of the Académie des Sciences, that he has finished his Mémoire sur la nécessité de réformer et de perfectionner la nomenclature chimique.
Letter begins: "J'ai reçu Monsieur mon cher confrère les deux lettres que vous m'avez fait l'honneur de m'écrire..."
Bibliographic Reference: 31.1.76
Box 43 Folder 12
Devernoy, [to] M. de Lavoisier
April 30, 1787
Physical Description: 3 p. on 1 leaf; 21 cm; letter autograph
Letter begins: "Monsieur/J'ai l'honneur de vous remettre, avec les rapports, arrêtés, par votre dernier travail, celui de la saisie, faicte par les employés des entrées et ceux du département..."
Bibliographic Reference: Comillas 1979
Box 1 Folder 20a
Le Coutelx de la Noraye, Madame. [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier
June 14, 1787
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 23 cm;holograph signed. Accompanied by an attached draft letter from Lavoisier, date 14 June 1787.
Summary: Seeks appointments of M. Du Vivier and his cousin M. Auboineau to the Régie des poudres. Note in Lavoisier's hand at top of letter: "Poudres et Salpetres R. le 23."
Letter begins: "Je viens Monsieur réclamer vos bontés…"
Box 1 Folder 20b
Lavoisier, Antioine Laurent [to] Mde. Le Coulteux de l'anoraye, Paris
June 24, 1787
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 26 cm;holograph. Accompanied by an attached letter, dates 14 June 1787, from Madame Lecouteulx de La Noraye
Summary: Draft answering her letter concerning the appointments of both Du Vivier and his cousin Auboineau, to the Régie des poudres.
Letter begins: "Madame. / Il ne m'a pas été possible de / répondre plus tôt…"
Box 1 Folder 21
Lavoisier, Antioine Laurent; le Faucheux, Desannois [to] Monseigneur le comte de Brienne
April 26, 1788
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 32 cm;Ms. signed.
Summary: Requests that the road leading from La Rochelle to a neighboring saltpeter factory be preserved, and discusses administrative matters related to saltpeter. Marginal notes in different hand on p. [1].
Letter begins: "Monseigneur. / Permettez nous de Vous rappeller la lettre..."
Box 1 Folder 22
Hain de Villeneuve, ____. [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
April 30, 1788
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm;holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Proposes to make an appointment with Lavoisier, who is to pay what he owes Count d'Issoncourt. Draft of Lavoisier's response, dated 2 May, added on p. [1].
Letter begins: "Monsieur / Je viens de recevoir une lettre et une procuration…"
Box 1 Folder 23
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to] Monsieur de La Roche
June 22, 1788
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 22 cm; holograph.
Summary: Draft asking M. de La Roche to inform Lavoisier when the inspector general plans to visit the Arsenal.
Letter begins: "Monsieur le controlleur general doit…"
Box 1 Folder 24
Tarbé, ____. [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
October 23, 1788
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Forwards a copy of instructions [Lavoisier MSS. 6.03a] sent to the provincial assemblies for the convocations of the departmental divisions.
Letter begins: "J'ai l'honneur Monsieur de vous envoyer une copie du / Canevas d'Instruction…"
Box 1 Folder 25
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to an unnamed uncle of M. Le Maître], Paris
November 1, 1788
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 18 cm;holograph signed.
Summary: Lavoisier says he will support Le Maître's advancement in the Régie des poudres.
Letter begins: "Je ne doute pas, Monsieur, qu'avec les / dispositions et la bonne volonté qu'apporte M. / Le Maître…"
Box 1 Folder 26
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to] M. de La Forte, La Rochelle, Paris
February 6, 1789
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 26 cm;Ms. signed. Also signed by Faucheux, Clouet and Desannois.
Summary: They return a bill, unpaid for reasons explained.
Letter begins: "Nous vous renvoyons, Monsieur, un effet de…"
Box 1 Folder 27
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, ... [et al.] [to] M. de La Forte, La Rochelle, Paris
February 17, 1789
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 25 cm;Ms. signed. Also signed by Faucheux, Desannois, Clouet.
Summary: Acknowledges earnings made at the Régie in January, and discusses the replacement of gunpowder which La Forte borrowed from the artillery.
Letter begins: "Nous avons reçu, Monsieur, la lettre que vous / nous avez fait l'honneur de nous écrire le 3 de ce mois…"
Box 1 Folder 28
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, ... [et al.] [to] M. de La Forte, La Rochelle, Paris
July 14, 1789
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 25 cm;Ms. signed. Also signed by Faucheux, Clouet and Desannois.
Summary: Response to de La Forte's account of money earned by the Régie des poudres in June.
Letter begins: "Nous avons reçu, Monsieur, la lettre que vous / nous avez fait l'honneur de nous écrire le 3…"
Box 1 Folder 29a
La Roche, ____, de. [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
September 29, 1789
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 20 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Forwards a letter of Mr. Janvin, and asks for consideration of Janvin's request that he receive a new comission for the sale of saltpeter. Note in Lavoisier's hand at top of p. [1]: "Poudres et Salpetres R. le 23 8bre. Negativement." Note and intials in third hand at top left corner of p. [1]. "J'ai l'honneur Monsieur, de vous / faire passer une lettre du Sr. Janvin /"
Box 1 Folder 29b
Janvin, ____, fils. [to an unnamed person], Melun
September 28, 1789
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: As a saltpeter vendor at Melun, he requests that the commission of his father be transferred to his name.
Letter begins: "Monsieur / Connaissant toutes vos bontées pour moi / Je prends la liberté de vous interompre..."
Box 1 Folder 30
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, ... [et al.] [to] M. de La Forte, La Rochelle, Paris
October 11, 1789
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 25 cm;Ms. signed. Also signed by Faucheux, Clouet and Desannois.
Summary: They acknowledge de La Forte's account of July's shipment, and the earnings of the Régie des poudres in September.
Letter begins: "Nous avons reçu, Monsieur, la lettre que / Vous nous avez fait l'honneur de nous é crire le / 2 de ce mois…"
Box 1 Folder 31
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, ... [et al.] [to] M. de La Forte, La Rochelle, Paris
October 16, 1789
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 25 cm;Ms. signed. Also signed by Faucheux, Desannois, and Clouet.
Summary: They acknowledge receipt of 3 "effets", and state that the potassium La Forte received should last 6 months. "Nous avons reçu, Monsieur, la lettre que vous nous/ avez fait l'honneur de nous écrire le 6 de ce mois /"
Letter begins: "Nous avons reçu, Monsieur, la lettre que vous nous/ avez fait l'honneur de nous écrire le 6 de ce mois..."
Box 43 Folder 13
Saussure, Horace Bénédict de, Genève, [to] Monsieur Lavoisier
February 11, 1790
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf; 21 cm; autograph letter signed
Summary: Acknowledges receipt of Lavoisier's Taité élémentaire de chimie, and adopts Lavoisier's theories.
Letter begins: "J'aurois du, Monsieur, vous accuser plus tôt la réception de votre ouvrage. Mays une maladie grave et très longue qu'a essuyée ma femme..."
Bibliographic Reference: With an invoice 6.2.1970 (Charavay)
Box 1 Folder 32
Black, Joseph [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Edinburgh
October 24, 1790
Physical Description: 4 leaves; 27 cm;holograph signed (photograph) original in the Archives nationales.
Summary: Black conveys the readiness with which the younger chemists adopt the new doctrine and the subsiding of his own aversion to the new nomenclature. "I am much obliged to you my dear sir for makeing me acquainted with your friend M. Terray…"
Letter begins: "I am much obliged to you my dear sir for makeing me acquainted with your friend M. Terray…"
Bibliographic Reference: Royal Society, Notes and Records, 1949, v. 7, p. 9-11. French translation by Mme. Lavoisier in Annales de chimie, 1791, v. 8, p. 225
Box 1 Folder 33
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to] Monsieur Parisis fils, Villers-Cotterêtes, Paris
November 9, 1790
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm;holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Discusses the management of Lavoisier's properties at Villers-Cotterêts.
Letter begins: "Au moment ou M. Sivé notaire à / haute-fontaine, …"
Box 1 Folder 34
Black, Joseph [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Edinburgh
December 28, 1790
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 27 cm;holograph signed (photograph) original in the Archives nationales.
Summary: Grants consent for Lavoisier to publish his letter [Lavoisier MSS. 1.32], supporting the new system of chemistry.
Letter begins: "Dear sir / Mr. Gahagan who is just returned to this place…"
Bibliographic Reference: Royal Society, Notes and Records, 1949, v. 7, p.12-13.
Box 1 Folder 35
Kerr, Robert [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Edinburgh
January 21, 1791
Physical Description: 3 leaves; 27 cm;holograph signed (photograph) original in the Archives nationales.
Summary: Discusses the second edition of Kerr's translation of Lavoisier's Eléments de Chymie.
Letter begins: "Sir / Soon after the publication of your Eléments de / Chymie I had the good fortune…"
Bibliographic Reference: Royal Society, Notes and Records, 1949, v.7, p. 13-14.
Box 1 Folder 36
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to] Monsieur Parisis fils, Villers-Cotterêtes, Paris
July 22, 1791
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Discusses the management of Lavoisier's properties at Soisson, Crepy and surroundings. Note in different hand on p. [4].
Letter begins: "Il y a apparence, Monsieur, et cher parent, que les/ obligations…"
Box 1 Folder 37
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to] Monsieur Dupont / Lavoisier [and] Condorcet, Paris.
July 28, 1791
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 26 cm;Ms. signed (photograph), original in the Eleutherian Mills Historical Library.
Summary: Requests 500 copies of two letters by Milord Stanhope.
Letter begins: "Les Commissaires de la Trésorerie Nationale…"
Box 1 Folder 38
Wedgwood, Josiah [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Weymouth
August 7, 1791
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 27 cm;holograph signed (photograph) original in the Archives nationales.
Summary: Agrees to carry out Lavoisier's wishes.
Letter begins: "Sir! / Your obliging letter has found / me at this place…"
Bibliographic Reference: Royal Society, Notes and Records, 1949, v.7, p.14-15
Box 1 Folder 39
Wedgwood, Josiah [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Etruria
August 18, 1791
Physical Description: 3 leaves; 27 cm;holograph signed (photograph) original in the Archives nationales.
Summary: Sends details on refractory materials he has tested.
Letter begins: "Sir! / On my return to my manufactory / here I made some essays…"
Bibliographic Reference: Royal Society, Notes and Records, 1949, v.7, p. 16-17, together with French translation.
Box 1 Folder 40a
Spallanzani, Lazzaro [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Pavia nel Milanese
September 1, 1791
Physical Description: 4 leaves; 24 cm;holograph signed (photograph) original in the Archives nationales.
Summary: Thanks Lavoisier for the Elémens de Chymie forwarded by Landriani, and speculates on the origin of air pockets found in lava flows.
Letter begins: "Illmo. E Celebratissmo. Sigre. / Sono più di due mesi, che il Sigre. Cavalre. Landriani di Milano…"
Bibliographic Reference: Royal Society, Notes and Records, 1949, v.7, p.18-20
Box 1 Folder 40b
Spallanzani, Lazzaro [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Pavia nel Milanese
September 1, 1791
Physical Description: 3 leaves, 24 cm;Ms. (photograph, transcript, handwritten).
Summary: Thanks Lavoisier for the Elémens de Chymie forwarded by Landriani, and speculates on the origin of air pockets found in lava flows. "Très illustre et très célèbre Monsieur, / Il y a plus de deux mois que Mr. le Chavalier Landriani de Milan…"
Letter begins: "Très illustre et très célèbre Monsieur, / Il y a plus de deux mois que Mr. le Chavalier Landriani de Milan… "
Bibliographic Reference: Royal Society, Notes and Records, 1949, v.7, p.20-21
Box 1 Folder 41
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, ... [et al.] [to] Mss. Du Directoire du Département de Paris
October 27, 1791
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 32 cm;Ms. signed.
Summary: Informs them of sums made available to reimburse creditors of suppressed ecclesiastic establishments. "Nous avons l'honneur, Messieurs de vous prévenir que vous pouvez faire recevoir à / la Trésorie Nle. …"
Letter begins: "Nous avons l'honneur, Messieurs de vous prévenir que vous pouvez faire recevoir à / la Trésorie Nle. … "
Box 1 Folder 42
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to] M. Isuardi, Arras, Paris
January 15, 1792
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 22 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Forwards two copies of his pamphlet "Sur la richesse territoriale de la France" (1791).
Letter begins: "J'ai l'honneur, Monsieur, de vous adresser / deux exemplaires de la brochure…"
Box 43 Folder 14
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, [to] [ Nicolas Charles Parisis ]
March 28, 1792
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 23 cm; autograph letter signed
Summary: About the purchase of lands located in Taillefontaine, purchased by Parisis for his cousin.
Letter begins: "Je vous envoye cy inclus Monsieur et cher parent une reconnoissance de 3749 l. pour acquitter les 12 pour cent de l'acquisition des terres..."
Box 1 Folder 43
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to] M. Parisis fils, Vellers-Cotterêts, Paris
March 31, 1792
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 23 cm;holograph signed.
Summary: Sends two certificates of residence to comply with requirement that absentee land-lords file certificates for each residence. "J'ai, Monsieur et Cher Parent, L'honneur de vous / envoyer deux certificats de résidence…"
Letter begins: "J'ai, Monsieur et Cher Parent, L'honneur de vous / envoyer deux certificats de résidence…"
Box 43 Folder 15
France. Régie des poudres et salpêtres , [letter signed by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier], [to] [one of the directors of the Ministère de la Guerre]
April 25, 1792
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 20 cm;
Summary: About the new premises of the Régie des poudres et salpêtres.
Letter begins: "Monsieur/La Régie des Poudres vient d'être évincée d'un local qu'elle occupoit à La Rochelle et où elle avoit formé un établissement propre à la fabrication du salpêtre..."
Bibliographic Reference: Scheler 3.1962
Box 1 Folder 44
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to an unnamed man], Paris
May 29, 1792
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 23 cm;holograph signed.
Summary: Discusses and recommends acceptance of proposals made by Borda to the Commission on Weights and Measures.
Letter begins: "Monsieur / J'ai L'honneur de vous transmettre copie d'une / Lettre de M. de Borda à M. Condorcet…"
Box 1 Folder 45
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to] Louis XVI
June 1792
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 27 cm;holograph. Accompanied by a descriptive note allegedly by Leon de Chazelles ([1] p. on 2 leaves), and a photograph of the manuscripts ([4] pg. on 4 leaves).
Summary: Draft of Lavoisier's refusal of the post of "Ministre des contributions publiques;" final version published in Grimaux, p. 215.
Letter begins: "Sire/ Ce n'est ni par Crainte / pusillanime don’t je Suis incapable / ni par indifference pour la chose / publique…"
Box 2 Folder 1
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent[to] M. Bonne Carerre
June 15, 1792
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 26 cm; holograph. Accompanied by photograph of manuscript ([2] p. on 2 leaves).
Summary: Draft of letter which accompanied Lavoisier's letter to Louis XVI, recommending M. Caroillon de Vandeul and M. Dutramblay for the position of "ministre des contributions publiques."
Letter begins: "J'ay bien honneur devoir faire…"
Box 2 Folder 2
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent[to] M. Prieur
June 17, 1792
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 27 cm; holograph. Includes a draft of a separate letter to M. Arbogast (p. [1-3]).
Summary: Draft of a note to accompany a copy of the letter sent to M. Arbogast (see p. [1-3]) and inviting Prieur to discuss the nomenclature on weights and measures.
Letter begins: "Monsieur/ j'ay lhonneur de vous transmettre / copie de la lettre…"
Box 2 Folder ???
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent[to] M. Arbogast
June 17, 1792
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 27 cm; holograph. Includes a draft of a separate letter to Prieur (p. [3] and [4]).
Summary: Draft expressing interest in Arbogast's suggestions on the nomenclature for weights and measures and describing the nomenclature proposed by Prieur.
Letter begins: "Monsieur / Nous nous sommes occupés hier / apres la séance de…"
Box 2 Folder 3
Borda, Jean Charles de[to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
c. 1793
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm. holograph signed.
Summary: Draft of a letter to be addressed to the "Commission des poids et mesures," concerning the funds necessary for the ongoing research. Note in Lavoisier's hand on top of p. [1]: "La Commission des poids et mesures au comite / d'instruction publique de la convention national / Citoyens representans" "L'assemblée nationale contituante a assigné un fond de /"
Box 2 Folder 4
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent[to] le ministre de l'intérieur, Paris
January 26, 1792 [1793]
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 32 cm; manuscript signed.
Summary: Informs the minister that the Académie only received part of the sum allotted for the year 1792 and requests payment of the balance.
Letter begins: "Citoyen Ministre / Sur la somme de…"
Box 2 Folder 5
Méchain, Pierre François André[to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Barcelone
May 11, 1793
Physical Description: 3 leaves; 27 cm; manuscript signed (photograph), original in the Archives nationales.
Summary: Informs Lavoisier of the various obstacles he has encountered on his geodetic mission in Spain.
Letter begins: "Monsieur et cher confrere, / Les grandes difficultés que l'on éprouve depuis 3 semaines…"
Bibliographic Reference: Royal Society, Notes and Records, 1949, v. 7, p. 28
Box 43 Folder 16
Fourcroy, Antoine-François, Paris, [to] Citoyen Lavoisier, Paris
September 3, 1793
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 20 cm; autograph letter signed
Summary: Asks Lavoisier a report about the Commission des poids et measures, to know its composition, its activities, its expenses.
Letter begins: "Il est bien pressant, Citoyen, que vous m'adressiés le mémoire que vous a demandé dimanche le C. Romme, sur la Commission chargée des poids et mesures..."
Bibliographic Reference: Scheler Nov. 1962
Box 2 Folder 6
Bailliet, ____. [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
October 1, 1793
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm. holograph signed.
Summary: The court clerk at the Section des piques thanks Lavoisier for his gift of sugar and 400 livres.
Letter begins: "Le Secrétaire Greffier de la section des / Piques au citoyen Lavoisier. / Citoyen, / Vous trouverez ci joint…"
Box 2 Folder 7
Delamare, ____.[to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
October 8, 1793
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 12 cm; holograph signed. Accompanied by a handmade folder with a note in the hand of Leon de Chazelles: "1793 / Billet de garde nationale / pour l'apothéose de marrat et de Lepelletier /"
Summary: Invites Lavoisier to assist at the inauguration of Marat and Le Peletier.
Letter begins: "Citoyent / Vous voudré bien vous Rendre…"
Box 2 Folder 8
Cousin, Jacques Antoine Joseph [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
November 30, 1793
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 25 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Announces that the Bureau de consultation des arts et métiers rejects Lavoisier's resignation as president and assures Lavoisier that his patriotism throughout his career should free him of all worry. entendu la lecture de ta lettre..."
Letter begins: "Citoyen / Le bureau de consultation des arts et metiers a…"
Bibliographic Reference: Scheler, Lavoisier et le principe chimique, 1964, p. 127.
Box 2 Folder 9
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Port-Royal
December 1793
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm. holograph signed.
Summary: Describes the living conditions in prison.
Letter begins: "les prisonniers ma chere amie S'affectent / agreablement ou desagreablement des moindres / details…"
Box 2 Folder 10
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to] Fourcroy
December 19, 1793
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm. holograph signed.
Summary: Asks Fourcroy to arrange for his release in order to transfer the funds of the Académie des sciences; he also forwards a petition on behalf of the fermiers généraux.
Letter begins: "Citoyen representant / Les circonstances ou je me trouve ne me permettent / pas desperer..."
Bibliographic Reference: Royal Society, Notes and Records, 1958, v. 13, p. 59-60, and Scheler, Lavoisier et le principe chemique, 1964, p. 128
Box 2 Folder 11
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to] Marie Anne Pierrette Lavoisier (Paulze), Port-Royal to Paris
December 19, 1793
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 18 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: From prison he expresses concern for his wife's welfare and seeks to reassure her about the future. "tu te donne ma chere bonne / amie bien de la peine, bien de / la fatigue de corps et desprit…"
Letter begins: "tu te donne ma chere bonne / amie bien de la peine, bien de / la fatigue de corps et desprit…"
Bibliographic Reference: Manuscripts, Fall 1958, v. 10, pg. 58-9.
Box 43 Folder 17
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent], 29 germinal an II [18 April 1794], [to] the members of the Bureau de consultation des arts et métiers
April 18, 1794
Physical Description: 3 p. on 3 leaves. Copy of a letter.
Summary: Lavoisier asks a certificate to account for his behavior since the beginning of the French Revolution.
Letter begins: "Mes chers collègues/Le moment approche, du moins je l'espère, ou, rendu a des occupations dont il auroit été a souhaitter que je n'eusse jaMays été détourné..."
Box 2 Folder 12
Dupin, ____. [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier
January 10
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 23 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Describes the benefits resulting from M. Baudon's position in the Ferme générale, to be distributed among his family and relatives.
Letter begins: "Monsieur / J'ai remis à M. Gondoin, Vôtre nottaire, les pieces nécessaires…"
Box 2 Folder 13
Dupin, ____. [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
March 4
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm. holograph signed.
Summary: Madame Baudon has chosen the lawyer Cottet to represent her in the disaccord between her and Lavoisier.
Letter begins: "Monsieur / il y a environ 15. jours que j'avois prévenu M. Gondouin…"
Box 2 Folder 14
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to] M. Cochereau, Paris
April 9
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 23 cm; manuscript Signed. Right margin of p. [1] torn with loss of text.
Summary: M. Ledreau has been appointed in the tobacco section of the Ferme in Paris. "Monsieur / Vous avés bien voulu me faire connoitre L'intér[et] / que…"
Letter begins: "me trouvant Monsieur et cher Parent deja tres chargé / de biens fonds…"
Box 2 Folder 15
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to] Monsieur Parisis fils, Villers-Cotterêtes, Paris
May 18
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 23 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Turns down two business deals as a result of financial constraint.
Box 2 Folder 16
Baudon, Anne Margueritte Charlotte, comtesse de Ligniville (née comtesse de Ligniuille) [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier, Paris
July 19
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm. holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Thanks Lavoisier for the "ballot" she is to receive, and which she plans to give to the Carmelites.
Letter begins: "Monsieur je prénderai Le ballot en / totalité…"
Box 2 Folder 17
Dupin, ____. [to] Monsieur de Lavoisier?
December 19
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm. holograph signed.
Summary: States that M. Baudon's mother has been authorized to be executor of his will and describes the functions she is to carry out.
Letter begins: "J'ai l'honneur de vous prévenir Monsieur, que les / héritiers de M. Baudon…"
Box 2 Folder 18
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to] the Académie royale des sciences
Undated
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 21 cm; holograph.
Summary: Draft of a letter describing Lavoisier's research on the composition of calcareous strata and asking for samples collected by Guettard and the Duc d'Orléans.
Letter begins: "Les matieres qui se rencontrent des les pays / composés de couches calcaires…"
Box 2 Folder 19
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to] Monsieur Le Goussat, Paris
Undated
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm. holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Asks his broker to have investments made for him.
Letter begins: "Je crois Monsieur quesi les rescriptions / sont demain a 8 3/4 ou 9…"
Box 2 Folder 20
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent [to an unnamed man]
Undated
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 23 cm; holograph.
Summary: Unfinished letter expressing regret about the addressee's absence from Paris.
Letter begins: "Monsieur / Que votre absence est longue pour vos amis…"
Arranged chronologically
Box 2 Folder 28
Lavoisier, Marie Anne Pierrette (Paulze) [to] M. Goudoin
February 15, 1782
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm. holograph.
Summary: Forwards, for her husband, an advertising poster of a house to be rented at Le Bourget.
Letter begins: "M. Lavoisier a l'honneur de Souhaiter / le Bonjour a M. Goudoin…"
Box 43 Folder 20
Lavoisier, Marie-Anne-Pierrette, [to] Monsieur de Morveau , Dijon
October 9, 1787
Physical Description: 2 p. on 1 leaf; 18 cm; letter autograph signed
Summary: Mme Lavoisier thanks Louis Bernard Guyton de Morveau for his welcoming her and her husband during their stay in Dijon.
Letter begins: "Nous avons eu bien des regrets Monsieur d'être obligés de quitter Dijon si prontement..."
Bibliographic Reference: Drouot 5 April 1974
Box 2 Folder 29
Franklin, Benjamin [to] Madame Lavoisier, Philadelphia
October 23, 1788
Physical Description: 3 leaves; 27 cm; holograph signed (photograph), original in the Archives nationales.
Summary: Thanks her for the portrait she made of him, describes his good living conditions, and thanks M. Lavoisier for sending him the Nomenclature chimique.
Letter begins: "I have a long time been disabled from / Writing to my dear Friend…"
Box 43 Folder 21
Lavoisier, Marie-Anne-Pierrette, , [to Guyton de Morveau ]
November 16, 1788
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf; 21 cm; letter autograph
Summary: Mme Lavoisier relates an explosion that happened during a chemical experiment about powder. Relates current events (the States Generals, eulogy of Buffon by Condorcet...)
Letter begins: "Nous avons en effet Monsieur couru les plus grands dangers, à présent que mon ame est un peu remise du spectacle effroyable dont j'ai été témoin..."
Bibliographic Reference: Drouot 5 April 1974
Box 2 Folder 30
Gillan, Hugh [to] Madame Lavoisier, London
May 4, 1792
Physical Description: 4 leaves; 33 cm; holograph signed (photograph), original in the Archives nationales.
Summary: Announces the upcoming visit of two gentlemen to Paris, who will deliver some oil paints ordered by Mme. Lavoisier.
Letter begins: "Madam / When I solicited so earnestly the ho- / nour of permission to write to you…"
Box 2 Folder 31
[to] Madame Lavoisier, Orléans to Paris
September 11, 1792
Physical Description: 4 leaves; 24 cm; holograph (photograph), original in the Archives nationales.
Summary: Describes the revolutionary turmoils, particularly in Orléans.
Letter begins: "je n'ai point reçu par le courier du jour Mabonne / amie, les livres que vous m'annoncez…"
Box 2 Folder 32
Lavoisier, Marie Anne Pierrette (Paulze) [to] les Citoyens administrateurs du Département de Paris
1795
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 27 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Requests a statement of her late husband's debts. Marginal notes in different hands, with signature and dates on p. [1].
Letter begins: "La citoyenne Veuve Lavoisier / Aux citoyens administrateurs Du Département / De Paris / Demande à être autorisée à prendre…"
Box 2 Folder 33
France. Commission des revenus nationaux, 1794-1795. (Rocher, Lammond [?], [and] Chardonvamiville [?]) [to] Madame Lavoisier, Paris
March 1795
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 23 cm; manuscript signed.
Summary: The question of what she is to inherit from her father is under review.
Letter begins: "Nous vous prévenons, Citoyenne, que / conformement à un arrêté du comité des / finances…"
Box 2 Folder 41
Lavoisier, Marie Anne Pierrette (Paulze) [to a relative]
September 1, 1795
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 20 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Refers to various financial matters and to some transactions with farmers from whom she expected payment in kind.
Letter begins: "J'ai recu Mon cher parent les 38160 que / vous m'avez addressé…"
Box 2 Folder 34
Ramel de Nogaret, Dominique Vincent [to] Madame Lavoisier, Paris
January 24, 1797
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; manuscript signed. See also Lavoisier MSS. 2.42, 7.25, and 7.26.
Summary: States that she may have her father's watch back if she can justify the legitimacy of her claim. Note in different hand, signed G. Noble (?) on p. [2], stating that the papers concerning the restitution of the watch are in order.
Letter begins: "je vous préviens, Citoyenne, que je me Suis déterminé…"
Box 43 Folder 22
France. Ministère de l'Intérieur , [letter] Paris, 5 thermidor an VI , [to] Cne Ve Lavoisier
July 23, 1798
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 30 cm
Summary: Tells Mme Lavoisier how to get a copy of the certificate of her release.
Letter begins: "J'ai reçu votre pétition du 1er de ce mois par laquelle vous me demandés un duplicata de votre mise en liberté..."
Box 43 Folder 23
Lavoisier, Marie-Anne-Pierrette, 21 friMayre an X, [to] Citoyen Deterville, Paris
December 12, 1801
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf; 15 cm; letter autograph signed
Summary: Mme Lavoisier asks Deterville, a publisher, to publish Rumford's works.
Letter begins: "Vous connoissez surement Monsieur la réputation de M. de Rumford, il fait imprimer ou va faire imprimer en Angleterre deux vol in-8° de ses ouvrages et mémoires..."
Box 43 Folder 24
Lavoisier, Marie-Anne-Pierrette, Crépy [-en-Valois], [to] Madame Gauthier, Paris
June 6, 1803
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf; 19 cm; letter autograph signed
Summary: Mme Lavoisier writes this letter to a friend, before travelling in Switzerland.
Letter begins: "J'avais un très vif désir Madame d'aller vous porter mes remerciemens pour la lettre de recommandation que vous avez bien voulu me faire passer..."
Box 43 Folder 25
Lavoisier, Marie-Anne-Pierrette, an XII [1804], [to] M. Lenormand, Paris
1804
Physical Description: 3 p. on 1 leaf; 15 cm; letter autograph signed
Letter begins: "J'ignorais la mort de M. Dureville [?], Monsieur, je vous remercie de m'en avoir instruite..."
Box 43 Folder 26
Morellet, André, [to] Madame de Rumford
ca. 1808
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 13 cm; letter autograph signed
Summary: Apologizes not to have visited Mme de Rumford because of the weather.
Letter begins: "L'abbé Morellet envoye savoir des nouvelles de Madame de Rumford n'aiant pu en aller savoir hier à cause de la rigueur du tems qui l'empêchera de sortir aujourd'hui..."
Box 2 Folder 35
Lavoisier, Marie Anne Pierrette (Paulze) [to an unnamed person]
August 2, 1811
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 16 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Apologizes for not being able to keep her business appointment and proposes another day.
Letter begins: "Je vais diner alacampagne / mardi…"
Box 2 Folder 36
Lavoisier, Marie Anne Pierrette (Paulze) [to an unnamed man]
June 3, 1813
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 16 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Arranges to pay a debt she owes as heir of Mme. Sanchez (?).
Letter begins: "jai leprojet Monsieur de Rembourser / les dix milles francs…"
Box 43 Folder 27
Lavoisier, Marie-Anne-Pierrette, [to] Monsieur Breguet , Paris
November 17, 1820
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 18 cm; letter autograph signed
Summary: Letter to Abraham Louis Breguet, a famous watchmaker, about a watch made for Mme Lavoisier.
Letter begins: "Vous étiez l'autre jour Monsieur [si] occupé, si causant, si aimable, si caquet avec une très aimable dame que je n'ai pas osé vous distraire et déranger le moins du monde votre très actif tête-à-tête..."
Bibliographic Reference: Librairie de l'Abbaye/4. 1968
Box 43 Folder 29
Lavoisier, Marie-Anne-Pierrette, [letter autograph] , [to] Monsieur Cuvier , Paris
March 3, 1825
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 16 cm
Summary: Invitation to a dinner
Letter begins: "Mad. de Rumford espère que l'indisposition de Monsieur Cuvier n'aura pas eu de suite et qu'il voudra bien la dédomager lundi prochain en venant diner chez elle..."
Box 2 Folder 40
La Fayette, Marie Joseph Paul Roch-Yves Gilbert du Motier, marquis de [to] Madame Lavoisier, Paris
February 2
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 20 cm. Ms. signed
Summary: On behalf of the Committee for Poland, he thanks her for her support and sympathies for Poland.
Letter begins: "Madame / Le Comité que j'ai l'honneur de présider / en couragé par une heureuse experience de / vos genereux sentimens…"
Box 2 Folder 38
Lavoisier, Marie Anne Pierrette (Paulze) [to] the Département de la Seine
Undated
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 20 cm. holograph signed.
Summary: Refers to two statements from the communities at Le Bourget and Pierrefitte submitted in support of her claim that the trees on her properties in both areas rightly belong to her.
Letter begins: "Citoyens / jevous ai fait passer aladatte du 26. pluviose / deux attestations..."
Box 2 Folder 39
Dupont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel [to] Madame Lavoisier
Undated
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 18 cm; holograph.
Summary: Draft headed "Fin d'une lettre à Mme. Lavoisier" referring to debts he owes her and rectifying the accounts she has sent him.
Letter begins: "Je vous vois du Zèle pour vous informer / en France de mes affaires…"
Box 2 Folder 42
Lavoisier, Marie Anne Pierrette (Paulze)Letter
Undated
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 35 cm; holograph. See also Lavoisier MSS. 2.34, 7.25, and 7.26.
Summary: Draft of a letter appealing to her legal rights for the restitution of her father's watch.
Letter begins: "une lettre delacommision des revenus nationaux du 21 thermidor / an 3…"
Arranged alphabetically
Aubert, Jean- François
Box 43 Folder 19
Aubert, Jean- François, [letter about Louis Charles Waroquiez], Paris, [to] M. Durival
February 26, 1785
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf; 20 cm
Summary: Accuses Louis Charles Waroquiez to have plagiarized him to write his Etat de la France.
Letter begins: "Les renseignemens, Monsieur, que m'a donnés M. Le Noir, sur la personne et sur l'ouvrage de M. Waroquiez..."
Bailly, Jean Sylvain
Box 3 Folder 1
Bailly, Jean Sylvain [to] l'Académie des sciences
Undated
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 10 x 21 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Forwards a memoir by a Mr. Bosset who wants to call himself "expert pour guerir plusieurs maladies," and asks for their evaluation.
Letter begins: "j'ai l'honneur de vous envoyer, Messieurs, Le mémoir d'un Sr. Bosset…"
Berthelot, Marcellin Pierre Eugène
Box 3 Folder 2
Berthelot, Marcellin Pierre Eugène [to] Monsieur le député
April 6, 1886
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 21 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Explains why the woods around Paris should be preserved in the interest of public health.
Letter begins: "Monsieur le Député / J'avais trouvé chez moi la carte témoignant / dela visite que vous m'avez fait l'honneur…"
Box 3 Folder 3
Berthelot, Marcellin Pierre Eugène [to an unnamed man]
July 16, 1889
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 22 cm. Holograph signed.
Summary: Inquires about the publication of Lavoisier's Œuvres and about the Lavoisier papers.
Letter begins: "Cher Confrère & ami / Je prend la liberté devous écrire pour vous / demander confidentiellement…"
Berthollet, Claude Louis, comte
Box 3 Folder 4
Berthollet, Claude Louis, comte [to] Dr. Blagden, Paris to London
March 9, 1785
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 31 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Reports on the experiments on the synthesis of water carried out by Lavoisier in February 1785 under Berthollet's supervision. He also mentions work done by Méchain, Haüy, Laplace, and Pingré. "Monsieur / L'on s'est beaucoup occupe ici ces derniers tems de la / belle découverte de mr Cavendish..."
Letter begins: "Monsieur / L'on s'est beaucoup occupe ici ces derniers tems de la / belle découverte de mr Cavendish..."
Bibliographic Reference: Annals of Science, 1954, v. 10, p. 59-62.
Box 3 Folder 5
Berthollet, Claude Louis, comte [to] Madame Vimeux, Paris
May 9, 1811
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Announces that Mr. Ouitte has been nominated. Note in Madame Vimeux's hand on p. [1] expressing satisfaction that Berthollet took heed of her recommendation.
Letter begins: "J'empresse, Madame, de vous apprendre / que mr Ouitte…"
Box 3 Folder 6
Berthollet, Claude Louis, comte [to an unnamed man]
Undated
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 23 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Announces that Gay-Lussac, who had given in to Humboldt's entreaties to prolong his stay in Berlin, will return immediately upon Berthollet's advice.
Letter begins: "Monsieur et cher Confrére / Mr Gay Lussac cedant à l'amitié de mr Humboldt.."
Blagden, Sir Charles
Box 3 Folder 7
Blagden, Sir Charles [to] Mr. de Luc, Pimlico
June 16, 1784
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Informs de Luc of the publication of a letter from Mr. Watt which will be printed in the Transactions of the Royal Society.
Letter begins: "Dear Sir, / In answer to your queries. / 1. Mr. Watt has sent me the historical note…"
Box 3 Folder 8
Blagden, Sir Charles [to] Berthollet
May 1817
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 19 cm; holograph.
Summary: Draft of a letter forwarding the "cahier" of Thomson's Annals and discussing both Blagden and Biot's trip to France and the latter's trip to Edinburgh. Note in different hand on verso reading "Sr. Charles Blagden / Sr. Joseph Banks / Soho Square" "Le 1r de ce mois, mon cher ami, j'ai remis chez Mr / [...] franville le cahier des Annales de Thomson..."
Box 3 Folder 9
Blagden, Sir Charles [to] Berthollet
June 13, 1817
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 23 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Draft in which he announces an issue of Thomson's journal, and mentions activities of Biot, Laplace, Berzelius and others.
Letter begins: "Je vous avois […] mon cher ami, par la poste quelques jours avant / l'arrivée de…"
Brongniart, Alexandre
Box 3 Folder 10
Brongniart, Alexandre [to] Monsieur Desnoyers, Paris
April 12, 1846
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 23 cm; holograph signed. Accompanied by envolope with seal.
Summary: Regrets having not been able to give Desnoyers printed information about the history of the Bulletin des Sciences, and arranges for a future meeting.
Letter begins: "Mon cher confrere, j'ai été hier a la Société / philomatique…"
Calonne, Charles Alexandre de
Box 3 Folder 11
Calonne, Charles Alexandre de [to] M. de La Millière
June 5, 1786
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 20 cm; manuscript
Summary: Draft of a letter forwarding the government's order for the nomination of commissioners to examine proposals regarding the rivers Yvette and Bièvre, and suggesting candidates. Corrections in Calonne's (?) hand.examiner les plans /"
Letter begins: "J'ai l'honneur de vous envoyer, Monsieur, l'arrêt du Conseil / qui nomme des Commissaires pour "
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte
Box 3 Folder 12
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Les Martigues
September 13, 1810
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 25 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Describes the state of his sheep and property, and his experiments with steam boilers at Les Thernes.
Letter begins: "j'ai eté enchanté, mon bon ami, / de trouber une de tes lettres à mon / retour de la campagne…"
Box 3 Folder 13
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Les Martigues
November 10, 1810
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 25 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Describes ways of smuggling salt and his experiments with combustion and nitric gas at Les Thernes.
Letter begins: "j'ai attendu vainement pendant 15 jours / une réponse a ma lettre de fontainebleau..."
Box 3 Folder 14
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils
May 21, 1812
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 23 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Discusses his contributions in relief of the job shortage in Amboise and his substitution of the sugar beet crops for Merinos breeding.
Letter begins: "j'attendois detes nouvelles avec impatien/ce / , mon cher ami…"
Box 3 Folder 15
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Paris
May 25, 1813
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Gives an account of his experiments with distillation and fermentation.
Letter begins: "mon cher ami, j'ai reçu ta Seconde / lettre dans laquelle je vois que…"
Box 3 Folder 16
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Chanteloup
May 29, 1817
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm. Holograph.
Summary: Incomplete letter discussing a shipment of white and brown sugar, problems with the crystallization of his sugar, the affair with La Nouvelle, and a purchase of coal.
Letter begins: "mon cher ami, les beliers de mr / Weyer Sont partis ce matin…"
Box 3 Folder 17
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Chanteloup to Paris
July 14, 1817
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; holograph.
Summary: Discusses the uneven coloring of his sugar loaves and the affair with La Nouvelle.
Letter begins: "je m'etois bien appercu, mon cher ami, / que les pains de Sucre etoient plus colorés…"
Box 3 Folder 18
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Chanteloup to Paris
July 18, 1817
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Discusses a business transaction concerning the mortgage on a house.
Letter begins: "mon cher ami, mr petit m'a ecrit que le / duc de maillé vouloit payer…"
Box 3 Folder 19
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Chanteloup to Paris
July 26, 1817
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Discusses the affair with La Nouvelle.
Letter begins: "mon cher ami, j'ai différé de repondre ata / derniere lettre parceque j'esperois pouvoir te / donner des résultats…"
Box 3 Folder 20
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Paris
August 1, 1817
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Asks that the brown sugar he sent be returned to him because he can make more profit on it in Chanteloup than in Paris, and mentions his distillation difficulties.
Letter begins: "j'apprends par mde dela tourette, mon cher / ami, que les pains de sucre…"
Box 3 Folder 21
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Chanteloup to Paris
August 18, 1817
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Announces that the affair with La Nouvelle has ended and discusses the sums of money to be repaid.
Letter begins: "enfin, mon cher ami, j'ai terminé avec la nouve/lle…"
Box 3 Folder 22
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Paris
October 3, 1817
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm. Holograph signed.
Summary: Orders bone black and announces the shipment of six barrels of sugar to Paris.
Letter begins: "mon cher ami, voyci le moment ou je / vais travailler mes betteraves…"
Box 3 Folder 23
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Paris
October 22, 1817
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Announces a messenger with liquor for M. Blondel and sugar for his son, and awaits his steam boiler and parts for hs graters on his messenger's return.
Letter begins: "mon cher ami, thierry qui est parti hier mat/in / porte une piéce esprit…"
Box 3 Folder 24
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Paris
November 5, 1817
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Received his steam boiler but is disappointed not to have received the blades for his graters.
Letter begins: "mon cher ami, je viens de recevoir ma / chaudiere en bon etat…"
Box 3 Folder 25
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Chanteloup to Paris
November 13, 1817
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Hopes to receive the blades for his graters soon.
Letter begins: "mon cher ami, j'éspere que l'auvergnat te tiendra parole…"
Box 3 Folder 26
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Chanteloup to Paris
August 20, 1820
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Orders supplies and describes the state of his sugar-refinery.
Letter begins: "thierry se rendra à paris le 25, / je te prie, mon bon ami, delui / tenir prets 5 à 6 toneaux de noir..."
Box 3 Folder 27
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Chanteloup to Paris
October 30, 1820
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Discusses Charlot's financial arrangement with Chaptal fils, orders ten barrels of bone black, and expresses satisfaction with changes he made in the production of sugar.
Letter begins: "mon cher ami, ainsi que je te lavois / annoncé mr charlot vient de / fournir Sur toi un effet de 1000 + …"
Box 3 Folder 28
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils, Chanteloup to Paris
July 3, 1821
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Explains at length why he cannot support Mlle. Gervais's fermentation process.
Letter begins: "j'ai recu, mon cher ami, le paquet et ta / lettre du 30…"
Box 3 Folder 29
Chaptal de Chanteloup, Jean Antoine Claude, comte [to] Monsieur Chaptal fils
December 22
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 23 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Discusses his experiments with nitric acid and makes observations on the decomposition of acid by mercury for the production of corrosive sublimate and mercure doux."
Letter begins: "voyla bien dutemps, mon cher ami, / que je n'ai reçu detes nouvelles…"
Chazelles, Augustin Jean-Baptiste de, comte
Box 43 Folder 28
Chazelles Augustin Jean-Baptiste de, comte, [letter], [to Louis XVIII]
June 22, 1821
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 21 cm
Summary: As Prefect of the Morbihan, the Comte de Chazelles thanks the king for having given money for the poor of his département.
Letter begins: "Monseigneur/Je reçois avec une vive reconnaissance la lettre que Votre Excellence m'a fait l'honneur de m'adresser le 18 de ce mois..."
Chazelles, Madame de
Box 43 Folder 30
Chazelles, Madame de, Champaissant, [to] Maître Etienne Ader
February 21, 1956
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 27 cm; copy of a letter
Summary: Confirms that the articles described in the auction sale catalog come from the heritage of Lavoisier's family.
Letter begins: "Mon cher Maître/J'ai bien reçu le catalogue de la vente des Souvenirs de Lavoisier à laquelle vous devez procéder pour mon compte le 7 March prochain..."
Darcet, Jean
Box 3 Folder 30
Darcet, Jean [to] Guillotin
Undated
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 12 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Forwards for a friend of Guillotin a recipe to improve the quality of wine and vinegar.
Letter begins: "Je Souhaite bien le bonjour / au Citoien Guillotin et je lui / Envoie cy jointe la note…"
Dumas, Jean Baptiste André
Box 3 Folder 31
Dumas, Jean Baptiste André [to] Monsieur Pingard
1883 7bre 24
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 18 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Complains about a draft from a window over his desk and requests a double window.
Letter begins: "Cher Monsieur Pingard / Voilà deux fois en un an / que la fenêtre placée au dessus..."
Dupont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel
Box 3 Folder 32
Dupont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel [to] Citoyen Harmand, New York to Paris
February 24, 1801
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 21 cm; holograph.
Summary: Describes his sea voyage and dwells at length on his unhappy relationship with Mme. Lavoisier (without naming her).
Letter begins: "nº19 / non, mon cher Harmand, je ne t'enverrai point la / longue lettre que je t'ai écrite en mer…"
Fourcroy, Antoine François
Box 43 Folder 40
Manuscripts and printed documents by or about Fourcroy
May 12, 1785-December 21, 1809
Physical Description:8 items ; 26 x 20 cm. or smaller
Summary:Eight items from the collection of Denis Duveen. (a) Letter of thanks from Fourcroy to an unidentified count, May 12, 1785; (b) letter from Fourcroy to Citoyen Lacuée, Conseiller d'etat, 16 brumaire, an 9 de la République, recommending a Martial Floucaud for a position in the gendarmerie of the Département de la Coreze; (c) letter from Fourcroy to Citoyen Justin Lamoureux, thanking him for sending him a literary history of the Département de la Meurthe, 30 germinal, an 11 de la République; (d) printed announcement of Fourcroy's death, addressed to Madame Lignon [?], December 16, 1809; (e) printed invitation to Fourcroy's funeral, to be held on December 20, 1809; (f) manuscript of a eulogy given at Fourcroy's funeral by M. de Prony, with minor corrections, December 20, 1809; (g) manuscript account of Fourcroy's funeral, with text of the eulogies given by Regnaud de Saint-Jean d'Angély, Prony, and M. Thouret, followed by a memorial statement by the Faculté de Médecine de Paris, December 20-21, 1809; (h) manuscript, "Notes sur la conduite du C. Fourcroy dans la revolution," evidently by Fourcroy, undated.
First item (a letter) begins: "On ne peut etre plus sensible que je l'ai été aux bontés que vous avez bien voulu ..."
Box 43 Folder 38
Fourcroy, Antoine-François de, comte, [to] the Ministre de l'Intérieur [Jules François Paré]
September 24, 1793
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 21 cm; autograph letter signed
Summary: About the new premises of the Commission des Poids et Mesures.
Letter begins: "Je vous adresse, Citoyen Ministre, le procès-verbal rédigé par les Commissaires des poids et mesures sur le choix du local..."
Box 3 Folder 33
Fourcroy, Antoine François de, comte [to] Citoyen Fabien Pillet [Pittet?], Paris
September 20, 1802
Physical Description: 1 sheet; 18 x 24 cm; holograph.
Summary: Letterhead: "Conseil d'Etat." Requests that the theater "répertoires" be sent to Mme. Murat, Mme. Bonaparte, and to other relatives of the first consul.
Letter begins: "J'invite le Citoyen fabien Pillet à envoyer les repertoires à…"
Box 3 Folder 34
Fourcroy, Antoine François de, comte [to] Citoyen Coulomb, Paris
May 1, 1803
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Letterhead: "Le Conseiller d'Etat chargé de la Direction et de / la Surveillance de l'Instruction publique." Acknowledges the receipt of a letter and a package from the Minister of the Interior relating to Mailly.Général..."
Letter begins: "au Citoyen Coulomb Secret.re g.al du Ministère / de l'intèrieur. / J'ai reçu hier au Soir, citoyen Secretaire…"
Box 3 Folder 35a
Fourcroy, Antoine François de, comte [to] Napoleon I
July 14, 1806
Physical Description: 3 leaves; 34 cm; manuscript signed (photograph), original in the Archives nationales. Accompanied by a detailed letter of appeal to the Emperor (see Lavoisier MSS. 3.35b).
Summary: Asks the Emperor to read their defense concerning the Lemercier affair.
Letter begins: "A Sa Majesté / L'Empereur et Roi, / Sire, / Deux de vos plus fidèles sujets, deux membres / de votre institut…"
Box 3 Folder 35b
Fourcroy, Antoine François de, comte [to] Napoleon I
July 14, 1806
Physical Description: 8 leaves; 34 cm; manuscript signed (photograph), original in the Archives nationales. Accompanied by a letter of introduction to the Emperor (see Lavoisier MSS. 3.35a).
Summary: Present their case against Lemercier, the former manager of their company, who made business deals in the name of the association for his own profit.
Letter begins: "Précis / pour mm.rs Fourcroy et Vauquelin / dans l'affaire de h.ri Lemercier et Comp.ie / Au commencement de l'an neuf…"
Guyton de Morveau, Louis Bernard, baron
Box 3 Folder 36
Guyton de Morveau, Louis Bernard, baron [to an unnamed man], Dijon
August 28, 1782
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 24 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Discusses Achard's work on the forces of adhesion which he is translating and would like to send the translation to his correspondent for an opinion on the chemist's work.
Letter begins: "Monsieur / Le peu de tems et de santé que m'ont laissé…"
Box 3 Folder 37
Guyton de Morveau, Louis Bernard, baron [to] Citoiens Ricard frères, négocians à Dijon, Paris
May 5, 1800
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Acknowledges receipt of a letter and a pension payment but questions the sum involved. Holograph note signed Mureau on p. [3] acknowledging receipt of the disputed sum.
Letter begins: "j'ai recu, Citoiens, avec votre lettre du 8, L'effet que vous / avez payé…"
Haüy, René Just
Box 3 Folder 38
Haüy, René Just [to] Monsieur de Bouzancourt, Paris to Mézières
July 17, 1786
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; holograph signed. Broken seal attached.
Summary: Gives a detailed analysis of the abbé Bardoux's manuscript of religious and literary anecdotes, criticizing the abbot for his style, content, and lack of delicacy in his selections.
Letter begins: "Monsieur et cher ami. / En attendant les nouveaux details que vous me promettés au sujet de la / commission…"
La Caille, Nicolas Louis de
Box 3 Folder 39
La Caille, Nicolas Louis de [to] Monsieur Grischow, Paris to Isle D'Oesel [Estonia]
November 29, 1757
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Received his colleague's letter and promises to send him any astronomical observations which may be useful to Grischow's work on the pendulum and longitude. Note in different hand on p. [1]. "Monsieur / J'ai recu a mon retour à Paris ala mi-novembre..."
Letter begins: "Reçue dans la Conference / Academique le 6 Fevrier 1758. "
Lagrange, Joseph Louis, comte
Box 3 Folder 40
Lagrange, Joseph Louis, comte [to] Citoyen Delambre, Boiscommun
January 7, 1794
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm. Holograph (in Haüy's hand) signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Advises Delambre of his exclusion from the "Commision des poids et mesures." "La Commission des poids et mesures / au Citoyen Delambre. / Citoyen. / La Commission des poids et mesures a chargé le / Citoyen Deprony…"
Letter begins: "La Commission des poids et mesures / au Citoyen Delambre. / Citoyen. / La Commission des poids et mesures a chargé le / Citoyen Deprony…"
Lakanal, Joseph
Box 3 Folder 41
Lakanal, Joseph [to] Monsieur Morand, Paris
Undated
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 19 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Makes an appointement with Morand so that they may visit a city magistrate.
Letter begins: "Monsieur et honorable ami: / les publications sont faites, et c'est Mr. / Villemsens adjoint à la mairie…"
Lalande, Joseph Jerôme Le Français de
Box 3 Folder 42
Lalande, Joseph Jerôme Le Français de [to] Citoyen Agasse, Paris
Undated
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Asks Agasse to change the Republican dating system he uses in his Moniteur to the Gregorian Calendar, because the latter is used internationally. Marginal notes in different hand on p. [1].
Letter begins: "Sur le Calendrier / Citoyen redacteur jem'intéresse aumoniteur depuis / sa fondation…"
La Métherie, Jean Claude de
Box 3 Folder 43
La Métherie, Jean Claude de [to] Monsieur de Luc
July 8, 1790
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm. Holograph signed. Seal attached. Right margin of p. [3] torn with loss of text.
Summary: Announces the publication of de Luc's letter and explains the delay in receipt of a journal for the library of the King of England.
Letter begins: "Monsieur / votre derniere lettre du 1 juillet m'est parvenue..."
Box 3 Folder 44
La Métherie, Jean Claude de [to] Monsieur de Luc, Windsor
December 8, 1790
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 21 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Announces the dispatch of the latest issues of the Journal de physique and asks for information on prices for several geography books and a globe on behalf of de Volney.
Letter begins: "Monsieur / j'ai fait remettre des le mois passé chez M. audifret…"
Box 3 Folder 45
La Métherie, Jean Claude de [to an unnamed man], Paris
August 28, 1802
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 23 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Would like to continue their exchange of opinions on geological questions, and requests assistance for Mr. Maleszewski who intends to go to Poland.
Letter begins: "Monsieur / il y a longtems que nous ne nous sommes entretenus de geologie…"
Box 3 Folder 46
La Métherie, Jean Claude de [to] Citoyen Gillet-Laumont, Paris
undated
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 19 cm; holograph.
Summary: Informs him that the Journal de physique has been sent to Lenoir and Mathieu although they have not renewed their subscription, and asks if it should still be sent to them.
Letter begins: "j. c. de la metherie dit mille choses amicales / au citoyen gillet laumont…"
Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de
Box 4 Folder 1
Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de [to] Citoyen Delambre, Paris
March 3, 1794
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 18 cm; holograph.
Summary: Discusses at length Delambre's measurements of the parallels of Greenwich and Montjoui in order to determine the length of the meter.
Letter begins: "j'ai reçu, Mon cher Confrêre, les resultats que vous avez / bien voulû m'envoyer, & je vous en fais mes remercimens…"
Macquer, Pierre Joseph
Box 4 Folder 2
Macquer, Pierre Joseph [to] l'abbé Cotton des Houssayes, Paris
April 2, 1781
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 20 cm. Holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Promises to visit the abbé when Macquer's chemistry classes begin at the "jardin du roi."
Letter begins: "Pardon, Monsieur, Si j'ai differé a repondre / a la lettre don’t vous m'avez honoré le 14 mars…"
Méchain, Pierre François André
Box 4 Folder 3
Méchain, Pierre François André [to] Monsieur Cotte, Paris to Montmorency
December 10, 1790
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Discusses various scientific matters including his involvement with the Connaissance des temps, meteorological observations, and tables of magnetic declination for the Dictionaire de physique.
Letter begins: "Monsieur et Cher Confrere / La connoissance des tems pour 1792 ne paroit pas encore…"
Box 4 Folder 4
Méchain, Pierre François André [to] Général Bournonville, Palme de Mayorque
March 28, 1804
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 25 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Asks that the Capitaine Général of the province of Valencia receive orders facilitating Méchain's operations in that area, and that L. Canellas be granted a salary for his research.
Letter begins: "Méchain, de l'Institut national et du Bureau des Longitudes; / À Son Excellence le Général Bournonville, Ambassadeur de / la République Francaise prés Sa Majesté Catholique. / Général Ambassadeur, / En vous adressant..."
Monge, Gaspard, comte de Péluse
Box 4 Folder 5
Monge, Gaspard, comte de Péluse [to] Général d'armée Berthier, Paris
December 1, 1801
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 24 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: With vignette and letterhead: "Egalité. Liberté." Recommends two of the four men he interviewed for placements as "élèves des poudres et salpêtres."
Letter begins: "Citoyen Ministre, / Vous m'avez chargé d'examiner les personnes qui concourent pour des places d'Eleves…"
Moreau, ____, marchand
Box 4 Folder 6
Moreau, ____, marchand [to] Messieurs de L'Académie royale des sciences, Paris
Undated
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 33 cm; manuscript signed.
Summary: Proposes a cheaper and more efficient way of street lighting. "Messieurs / Le Sr. Moreau Marchand Mercier rüe St. Martin / a l'honneur devous réprésenter, qu'il a trouvé le moyen /"
Norbat, ____
Box 4 Folder 7
Norbat, ____ [to] the Académie royale des sciences, Paris
Undated
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 23 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: As a foreign participant in the city-lighting contest, he appearls to the integrity and impartiality of the commission. "Messieurs / Si Un Citoyen Zelé a Sacrifié Milles Livres…"
Paulze, Jacques
Box 43 Folder 18
Paulze, Jacques, Bescy, [to] Mme. de Beaumanoir, Paris
August 29, 1778
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf; letter autograph
Summary: About the cultivation of French Guyana, clearing, climate problems. Describes the work of slaves, and the building of cabins to house them.
Letter begins: "Je suis fort aise, Madame, que vous soiés contente de M. Pierre ; je ne l'aurois pas proposé à la Compagnie, si je n'eusse été aussi assuré de ses talens..."
Peronnin, Pierre.
Box 4 Folder 8a
Peronnin, Pierre. [to] Fougeroux de Bondaroy?, Moulins en Bourbois
July 25, 1784
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 32 cm; holograph signed. Accompanied by eleven documents certifying Peronnin's credentials [Lavoisier MSS. 4.08b-l)
Summary: Sends models of agricultural tools he has invented and forwards a memoir and documents certifying the value of his inventions. "Monsieur, / Depuis que vous m'avés fait l'honneur de m'écrire pour m'annoncer que la société desiroit /"
Box 4 Folder 8b
Certificate recommending Perronin for his conduct and honesty, Paris written by Pannelier d'Annel, Pierre Lucien.
January 5, 1779
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; manuscript signed.
Summary: Number 1 of 11 recommendations [Lavoisier MSS. 4.08b-l]
Box 4 Folder 8c
Certificate recommending Perronin on the basis of his family, personality, and agricultural knowledge, Paris written by Blambuinon, ____, de
January 5, 1779
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 23 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Number 2 of 11 recommendations [Lavoisier MSS. 4.08b-l]
Box 4 Folder 8d
Certificate recommending Perronin for his personality and agricultural knowledge written by Moulins (France)
November 10, 1783
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 32 cm; manuscript signed by municipal officials. Seal attached.
Summary: Number 3 of 11 recommendations [Lavoisier MSS. 4.08b-l]
Box 4 Folder 8e
Certificate testifying to the success of Peronnin's agricultural inventions written by Coiffier, Jean Louis.
December 3, 1783
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 32 cm; holograph signed. Seals attached.
Summary: Number 4 of 11 recommendations [Lavoisier MSS. 4.08b-l]
Box 4 Folder 8f
Certificate testifying to the success of Peronnin's agricultural inventions, Moulins written by Vernin, Jacques.
December 6, 1783
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 32 cm; manuscript signed. Seal Attached.
Summary: Number 5 of 11 recommendations [Lavoisier MSS. 4.08b-l]
Box 4 Folder 8g
Certificate testifying to the success of Peronnin's agricultural inventions, Trevol written by [illegible signature]
March 15, 1785
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 28 cm; holograph signed. With additional signed recommendation on p. [4].
Summary: Number 6 of 11 recommendations [Lavoisier MSS. 4.08b-l]
Box 4 Folder 8h
Certificate testifying to the success of Peronnin's agricultural inventions, Rocle written by Unknown
April 5, 1784
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 31 cm; manuscript signed by village representatives.
Summary: Number 7 of 11 recommendations [Lavoisier MSS. 4.08b-l]
Box 4 Folder 8i
Certificate testifying to the success of Peronnin's agricultural inventions, Monestier written by Bayon, ____, curé
April 17, 1784
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 32 cm; holograph signed. With additional certification and signatures of village representatives on p. [3], dated 18 April 1784.
Summary: Number 8 of 11 recommendations [Lavoisier MSS. 4.08b-l]
Box 4 Folder 8j
Certificate testifying to the success of Peronnin's agricultural inventions, Montoldré written by Grillet, ____, curé
May 15, 1784
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 32 cm; holograph signed. Also signed by village representatives.
Summary: Number 9 of 11 recommendations [Lavoisier MSS. 4.08b-l]
Box 4 Folder 8k
Certificate testifying to the success of Peronnin's agricultural inventions, Moulins written by Coiffier Deverfeux, François
June 2, 1784
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 32 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached.
Summary: Number 10 of 11 recommendations [Lavoisier MSS. 4.08b-l]
Box 4 Folder 8l
Certificate recommending Peronnin on the basis of his personality, devotion to his country, and agricultural inventions, Moulins written by Faulconnier, ____.
July 20, 1784
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Number 11 of 11 recommendations [Lavoisier MSS. 4.08b-l]
Sage, Balthazar Georges
Box 4 Folder 9
Sage, Balthazar Georges [to an unnamed man], Paris
July 2
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 20 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Encourages the addressee's nephew to visit and mix with the young students at the mines near Anzin and promises to recommend him to the minister.
Letter begins: "Monsieur / je viens d'apprendre, que les éleves des mines /"
Box 4 Folder 10
Sage, Balthazar Georges [to] Le Mercier, Antoni
October 21
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 17 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Speaks at length of the ailments which he contracted during his imprisonment.
Letter begins: "Citoyen / il y a deux mois et demi que j'ai quitté / paris…"
Sage, Madame.
Box 4 Folder 11
Sage, Madame. [to] Monsieur Le Mercier, Paris
June 3, 1803
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 16 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Asks Le Mercier to come to discuss a matter concerning his daughter.
Letter begins: "J'ai L'honner / de souhaiter le bonjour / à mes bons amis…"
Seguin, Armand
Box 43 Folder 39
Seguin, Armand, [from], [Paris], [to] Monsieur de Jussieu
April 1, 1791
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf; 24 cm; autograph letter signed
Summary: About a communication of Seguin before the Académie des Sciences.
Letter begins: "Monsieur/Lorsque je vous ai prié de vouloir bien m'inscrire au nombre de ceux qui doivent lire deMayn des mémoires à l'Académie..."
Bibliographic Reference: 31.1.76
Silvestre, Auguste François, baron de
Box 4 Folder 12
Silvestre, Auguste François, baron de [to] Monsieur le duc de Feltre, Paris
December 18, 1810
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 35 cm; manuscript signed
Summary: With vignette and letterhead: "Société d'agriculture du Département de la Seine." Sends 100 copies of a memoir by Collaine on the treatment of glanders and farcy, with the request to distrbute them among the military veterinarians. Note in a different hand on p. [1].
Letter begins: "A Son Excellence, Monsieur / Le Duc de Feltre, Ministre de la Guerre. / Monseigneur, / J'ai l'honneur de vous adresser..."
Vauquelin, Louis Nicolas
Box 4 Folder 13
Vauquelin, Louis Nicolas [to an unnamed man], Paris
May 25, 1823
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 26 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Acknolwedges receipt of a "mandat" to be paid by M. Laffite, and asks his correspondant to monitor one of Vauquelin's financial matters.
Letter begins: "Monsieur, / Je profite de l'occasion de mon frère qui va passer / quelque temps en normandie…"
Box 10 Folder 8
Memoir supplementing Lavoisier's work submitted to the Académie des sciences for the Paris streetlighting contest
1766
Physical Description: 6 leaves; 32 cm; manuscript
Summary: Entitled: "Supplément au mémoire sur les différents moyens d'eclairer une grande ville, présenté à l'academie Royalle des Sciences."
Bibliographic Reference: Oeuvres, tome III, p. 71-77.
Box 10 Folder 9
Notes on 5 experiments on the effects of heating metals with a strong lens during cold weather
January 23, 1774
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 27 cm; holograph.
Bibliographic Reference: Correspondence, II, no. 223
Box 9 Folder 1
Notes containing geological observations on the Vexin and Beauvoisis regions
176-?
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 19 cm; holograph. Text in pencil, last words obliterated.
Box 9 Folder 2a
Notes on laboratory experiments dealing with the synthesis of water
December 21, 1784 -January 24, 1785
Physical Description: 5 leaves; 36 cm; manuscript
Summary: Accompanied by three tables of measurements (Lavoisier MSS. 9.02b-d) related to the experiments.
Box 9 Folder 2b-d
Notes in tabular form giving numerical data from experiments dealing with the synthesis of water
December 30, 1785 January 24, 1784
Physical Description: 3 items (4, 4, 1 leaves) ; 22-32 cm; manuscripts.
Summary: Item 9.02b entitled: "Table des Capacités de la caisse A, no. 1 du coté du jardin;" 9.02c: "Table des Capacités de la Caisse B no. 2 du Coté la Cour." Accompanied by corresponding laboratory notes (Lavoisier MSS. 9.02a).
Box 9 Folder 3a-d
Notes on laboratory experiments dealing with the synthesis of water
February 27, 1785
Physical Description: 4 items (1, 2, 1, 1 leaves) ; 36 cm; manuscripts.
Summary: With Monge's signature on item 9.03a and Berthollet's and Brisson's signatures on items 9.03c-d. items 9.03a-c are different accounts of the same experiment. Item 9.03d records results of experiments later in the day.
Box 9 Folder 4a-c
Notes on laboratory experiments dealing with the synthesis of water
February 27-28, 1785
Physical Description: 3 items (1, 1, 1 leaves) ; 32-35 cm; manuscripts.
Summary: Item 9.04a entitled: "Caisse pour l'air dephlogistiqué;" 9.04b: "Caisse pour l'air inflammable." With the signatures of Brisson, Berthollet and Monge on items 9.04a-b.
Box 9 Folder 5
Notes on laboratory experiments dealing with the synthesis of water
February 28, 1785
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 26 cm; holograph. Part of second leaf torn away.
Summary: With notes in different hand on p. [1].
Box 9 Folder 7a-b
Notes in tabular form giving numerical data from experiments dealing with the synthesis of water
c. March 1785
Physical Description: 2 items (4, 2 leaves) ; 32 cm; manuscripts.
Summary: Item 9.07a entitled: "Experience de la composition de l'eau commencée le 27 fevrier 1785." Item 9.07a 32 x 42 cm. folded to 32 cm.
Box 9 Folder 8
Notes summarizing experiments conducted on February 27 and 28 on the analysis of water
c. March 1785
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 32 cm; manuscript
Box 9 Folder 9
Notes summarizing experiments conducted on February 27 and 28 on the analysis of water
c. March 1785
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 32 cm; manuscript
Summary: Entitled: "Consideration Sur les Experiences des 27 et 28 fevrier."
Box 9 Folder 10
Report on results of the experiments dealing with the synthesis of water
c. March 1785
Physical Description: 17 leaves; 31 cm; manuscript
Summary: Entitled: "Pesées préliminaires faites pour les expériences de la Décomposition et recomposition de l'eau."
Box 9 Folder 11a-c
Notes on laboratory experiments dealing with the synthesis of water
March 1 & 7, 1785
Physical Description: 3 items (2, 1, 1 leaves) ; 36 cm; manuscripts.
Summary: With signatures of La Rochefoucauld, Sage, Cadet, Laplace, Bailly, Lavoisier, and Meusnier on item 9.11a.
Box 9 Folder 12
Memoir on nitric acid, intended for the Académie des sciences
1785
Physical Description: 4 leaves; 27 cm; holograph.
Summary: Incomplete draft introducing Lavoisier's research on acids, and particularly his work on the composition of nitric acid which he began in 1776.
Box 9 Folder 13a-c
Notes on laboratory experiments dealing with the composition of nitric acid
October 19-20, 1785
Physical Description: 3 items (1, 1, 2 leaves) ; 27 cm; manuscripts.
Summary: Items 9.13a-b partially, and 9.13c entirely in Lavoisier's hand.
Box 9 Folder 14a-c
Notes on laboratory experiments dealing with the composition of nitric acid
October 20, 1785
Physical Description: 3 items (1, 2, 1 leaves) ; 32 cm; manuscripts.
Summary: With notes in Lavoisier's hand on p. [3] and [4] of item 9.14b.
Box 9 Folder 15
Notes analyzing laboratory experiments, conducted on 19 and 20 October 1785, dealing with the composition of nitric acid
c. October 1785
Physical Description: 4 leaves; 27 cm; holograph.
Summary: Pages [1-2] and top of [3] are in Mme. Lavoisier's hand.
Box 9 Folder 16
Notes analyzing laboratory experiments, conducted on 19 and 20 October 1785, dealing with the composition of nitric acid
c. October 1785
Physical Description: 4 leaves; 31 cm; holograph.
Summary: Entitled: "Calcul de lexperience des 19 et 20 8bre 1785 Sur la composition de l'acide nitreux."
Box 9 Folder 17
Notes on laboratory experiments dealing with the composition of nitric acid
November 5 & 7, 1785
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 32 cm; manuscript
Summary: Entitled: "Du 5 et 7 novembre. Repetition De l'experience du 20. 8bre."
Box 9 Folder 18a-e
Notes on laboratory experiments dealing with the composition of nitric acid
November 7, 1785
Physical Description: 5 items (1, 1, 1, 1, 1 leaves); 32 cm; manuscripts.
Summary: Items 9.18a and b are partially in Lavoisier's hand.
Box 9 Folder 19a-c
Notes and calculations on laboratory experiments, conducted on 5 and 7 November, dealing with the composition of nitric acid
November 1785
Physical Description: 3 items (2, 2, 2 leaves) ; 27 cm; holographs.
Box 9 Folder 20a-e
Notes on laboratory experiments dealing with the composition of nitric acid
November 10, 1785
Physical Description: 5 items (1, 1, 1, 1, 1 leaves) ; 32 cm; manuscripts.
Box 9 Folder 21a-d
Notes and calculations on laboratory experiments dealing with the composition of nitric acid
November 1785
Physical Description: 4 items (1, 1, 1, 2 leaves) ; 26 cm; holographs.
Box 9 Folder 22
Report on a chemical analysis submitted by Fourcroy and de La Porte on the waters of Enghein
January 19, 1788
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 32 cm; manuscript signed.
Bailly, Jean Sylvain
Box 9 Folder 23a
Mémoire sur la meilleure maniere declairer pendant les nuits les rües de Paris
1766
Physical Description: 6 leaves; 38 cm; manuscript
Summary: Submitted for a contest sponsored by the Académie des sciences in which Bailly shared the prize with Bourgeois and Le Roy. Accompanied by a supplement to the "Mémoire (Lavoisier MSS. 9.23b).
Box 9 Folder 23b
Memoir supplementing Bailly's Mémoire sur la meilleure manière d'éclairer pendant les nuits les rues de Paris
1766
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 38 cm; manuscript
Summary: Entitled: "Suplément au Mémoire du S. Bailly." Accompanied by the first memoir (Lavoisier MSS. 9.23a).
Bourgeois, Dominique François
Box 9 Folder 24
Mémoire sur les matières combustibles, qui peuvent servir à éclairer pendant la nuit les rues d'une ville
1766
Physical Description: 10 leaves; 39 cm; manuscript
Summary: Submitted for a contest sponsored by the Académie des sciences in which Bourgeois shared the prize with Bailly and Le Roy. See also the printed version (Lavoisier TP 741 B77+).
Duhamel du Monceau, Henri Louis
Box 10 Folder 1a-b
Report on four memoirs submitted for the Paris streetlighting contest sponsored by the Académie des sciences
1766
Physical Description: 2 items (4, 6 leaves) ; 32-34 cm; manuscripts.
Summary: Draft (item 10.01a) summarizing the memoirs of Lavoisier, Bernière, de Saint Genis, and Datte, accompanied by a revised version (item 10.01b).
Box 10 Folder 2
Report on the memoirs submitted for the Paris streetlighting contest sponsored by the Académie des sciences
1766
Physical Description: 22 leaves; 34 cm; manuscript
Summary: Describes and analyzes the 39 memoirs submitted in the contest.
Box 10 Folder 3
Report on the memoirs submitted for the Paris streetlighting contest sponsored by the Académie des sciences
1766
Physical Description: 11 leaves; 34 cm; manuscript
Summary: Analyzes the memoirs submitted and proposes ways of lighting Paris based on the memoirs.
Box 10 Folder 4a-c
Notes on experiments based on the memoirs submitted for the Paris streetlighting contest sponsored by the Académie des sciences
1766
Physical Description: 3 items (3, 2, 2 leaves) ; 19-25 cm; manuscripts.
Summary: Item 10.04a is on different size leaves (21-25 cm.) and is incomplete.
Box 10 Folder 5
Notes on the Académie des sciences' proposed responses to the memoirs submitted for the Paris streetlighting contest
1766
Physical Description: 3 leaves; 30 cm; manuscript
Summary: Entitled: "Remarques sur Lavis de Laccademie."
Box 10 Folder 6
Prix de lillumination
1766
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 22 cm; manuscript
Summary: Draft announcing the prize for the Paris streetlighting contest, the winners being Bailly, Le Roy, and Bourgeois.
Fougeroux de Bondaroy, Auguste Denis
Box 10 Folder 10
Report of Lavoisier's paper, delivered at the Académie des sciences on 12 March 1777, on the fabrication of saltpeter with cinders
1777
Physical Description: 10 leaves; 22 cm; holograph.
Summary: Entitled: "Sur les Sels pour la purification du Salpêtre par Mr Lavoisier."
Box 10 Folder 11a-b
Reports on Lavoisier's demonstration of phosphorescent chalk at the Académie des sciences
1777
Physical Description: 2 items (1, 2 leaves) ; 19-23 cm; holographs.
Summary: Item 10.11b entitled: "Examen de la Craie phosphorique que Mr Lavoisier a fait voir a lacad. le … fevrier 1777."
Box 10 Folder 12
Report on a memoir submitted by Faujas de St. Fond to the Académie des sciences on ancient volcanos in the Vivarais and Montelimar
March 5, 1777
Physical Description: 6 leaves; 25 cm; holograph signed.
Summary: Entitled: "Rapport du memoire de Mr de faujas." Antoine Baumé was also a member of the reporting committee.
Box 10 Folder 13
Notes on glass lenses, clays, alkalis, the calcination of metals, and the classification of plants, taken from various memoirs written in the 1770s
1770s
Physical Description: 8 leaves; 21 cm; holograph.
Summary: Entitled: "Memoires academiques 177.."
Box 10 Folder 13.01
Manuscript on the relation between the price of grain and the wages for manual labor
1770s?
Physical Description: 16 pages; 32 cm; holograph.
Summary: Untitled manuscript with corrections. Pencilled note in the left margin of page [1] attributes the manuscript to Fougeroux de Bondaroy and claims that it comes from the archives of Duhamel du Monceau.
Box 10 Folder 13.02
Manuscript on the grain trade from Beaune and surrounding areas to Normandy and Brittany
1770s?
Physical Description: 8 pages; 32 cm; holograph.
Summary: Untitled manuscript with corrections. Written on the right side of each page, evidently leaving room for later additions or corrections.
Box 10 Folder 14
Report on Pietch's work on saltpeter and on Lavoisier's study of air in nitric acid published in his Opuscules physiques et chimques
Undated
Physical Description: 10 leaves; 20 cm; holograph.
Summary: Entitled: "Sur le Salpêtre."
Box 10 Folder 15
Report of Lavoisier's study of aerial acid published in his Opuscules physiques et chimiques
Undated
Physical Description: 8 leaves; 24 cm; holograph.
Summary: Entitled: "Sur lacide aerien -- Opuscules Physiques et Chymiques Par Mr Lavoisier."
Box 10 Folder 16a-d
Notes on acids and saltpeter
Undated
Physical Description: 4 items (1, 1, 2, 2 leaves) ; 19 cm; holographs.
Summary: Lavoisier, Cornet (?), and Baumé are mentioned.
Box 10 Folder 17
Report on Bergman's study of aerial acid published in 1776 in the Journal de physique
1776
Physical Description: 6 leaves; 24 cm; holograph.
Summary: Page [1] contains unrelated notes.
Box 10 Folder 18
Report of Jean E. Guettard's Mémoires sur les différentes parties des sciences et arts
Undated
Physical Description: 14 leaves, [2] folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm; holograph.
Summary: Text partially in Latin.
Guettard, Jean Etienne
Box 10 Folder 19
Report summarizing volumes 4 and 5 of Guettard's Mémoires des différentes parties des sciences et arts
1783
Physical Description: 4 leaves; 26 cm; holograph.
Summary: Entitled: "Extrait des volumes quatre et cinq des memoires sure les sciences et les arts." Note on p. [1] in Fougeroux de Bondaroy's hand: "Pour le Rapport fait a lacademie le … juillet 1783. Comissaires Mss fougeroux et Lavoisier.
Laurent, ____, maitre vitrier
Box 10 Folder 7
Memoir on a new form of lantern submitted to the Académie des sciences for the Paris streetlighting contest
1766
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 38 cm; manuscript
Summary: "Presentée le 10. Mars 1766."
Lavoisier, Marie Anne Pierrette (Paulze)
Box 10 Folder 20a-c
Notes, exercises and translations from Madame Lavoisier's English lessons
Undated
Physical Description: 3 items (2, 2, 4 leaves) ; 27 cm; holographs.
Summary: Item 10.20a entitled: "Sur la prononciation."
Monge, Gaspard, comte de Péluse
Box 9 Folder 6
Notes describing adjustments made by Monge to apparatus used in water synthesis experiments
February 28, 1785
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 31 cm; holograph signed. Seal attached.
Nicholson, William
Box 10 Folder 21
Contract between Nicholson and his publishers George and John Robinson concerning his First Principles of Chemistry, Dictionary of Chemistry, and Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and the Arts
May 31, 1802
Physical Description: 2 leaves; 34 cm; manuscript signed.
Summary: In English. Includes, on p. [3-4], a copy of the Robinsons' acknowledgement of transactions which have already taken place, and, on p. [4], a summary of the contract in a different hand.
Unknown
Box 10 Folder 22
Memoir on the nature and the composition of gunpowder
178-?
Physical Description: 8 leaves; 32 cm; manuscript
Summary: Entitled: "Sur le nitre."
Arranged chronologically
Box 46 Folder 16
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, [Memoir on a bill about national education]
1793
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf; 26 cm
Summary: Reflects the French Revolution's debate about public education. Lavoisier is influenced by Condillac, Talleyrand and Condorcet.
Letter begins: "Projet de décret sur l'éducation publique nationale"
Arranged chronologically
Box 46 Folder 1
[Marriage contract between Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and Marie Anne Pierrette Paulze], Paris, *---* [Extract] Paris, 14 floréal an III [3 May 1795]
December 4, 1771
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf; 25 cm
Summary: Extract of the marriage contract between Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze.
Letter begins: "Du contract contenant les conventions civiles du mariage d'entre Antoine Laurent Lavoisier fils de Jean Antoine Lavoisier et Emilie Punctis..."
Bibliographic Reference: Librairie de l'Abbaye 4.1968
Box 46 Folder 17
Certificate of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier's death, Paris, 1er prairial an II
May 20, 1794
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 19 cm
Bibliographic Reference: Scheler/Fév. 1959
Arranged chronologically
Box 46 Folder 24
[Deed from the Département de Paris (Bureau du DoMayne National) relating to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Paris, 2 germinal an III
April 1795
Physical Description: 2 p. on 1 leaf; 22 cm
Summary: Returns Marie Anne Lavoisier's possessions to her
Letter begins: "Vus le mémoire présenté par la Citoyenne Paulze veuve du Citoyen Lavoisier, condamné par jugement du tribunal révolutionnaire..."
Box 46 Folder 25
France. Convention nationale. Comité de salut public, [extract of a deliberation], Paris, 13 thermidor an III
July 31, 1795
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf; 32 cm
Summary: Lends Marie Anne Lavoisier four horses to cultivate the Freschines' estate.
Letter begins: "Le Comité de salut public/Vu la pétition de la citoyenne veuve Lavoisier/Considérant que cette citoyenne se trouve dans une circonstance particulière..."
Bibliographic Reference: 31.1.76
Box 46 Folder 26
[Document relating to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Paris, 6 ventôse an VI
February 24, 1798
Physical Description: 18 p. ; 21 cm
Summary: Contains the final deliberation, by Tronchet and Poirier, about the return to Mme Lavoisier of the possessions from her husband's heritage.
Letter begins: "Les soussignés qui ont relu la consultation du 5 prairial an 5, délibérée par le Cen Tronchet, l'un deux..."
Box 46 Folder 27
Lavoisier, Marie-Anne-Pierrette, [deed giving power of attorney to Lavoisier's cousin, Parisis], Paris, 26 bruMayre an VIII
November 17, 1799
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf, 30 cm
Summary: Gives power of attorney to Parisis fils, Lavoisier's cousin, for the management of Lavoisier's heritage estates located in Villers-Cotterêts.
Letter begins: "Par devant les notaires publics du département de la Seine et à la résidence de Paris soussignés/Est comparue la Cne Marie Anne Pierrette Paulze..."
Farm of La Place
Box 44 Folder 1
[Surveying of the farm of La Place (Taillefontaine) belonging to the Ursuline nuns of Crépy-en-Valois ], Eve
April 5, 1742
Physical Description: 41 p.
Summary: Total: 294 esseins, 48 perches (163 arpents 13 perches).
Box 44 Folder 2
[Surveying of the farm of La Place (Taillefontaine) belonging to the Ursuline nuns of Crépy-en-Valois ], Taillefontaine,
February 3, 1758
Physical Description: 23 p.
Summary: Total: 303 essins 31 perches 1/6.
Box 44 Folder 3
[Surveying of the farm of La Place (Taillefontaine) for the Ursuline nuns of Crépy-en-Valois ], Crépy-en-Valois, 30 December 1776 *---* [Copy], ca. 1810
Physical Description: 49 p.
Summary: Total: 522 essains 51 verges ¼.
Farm of Soulemont
Box 44 Folder 4
[Surveying of the farm of Soulemont (Retheuil and Taillefontaine) belonging to the Celestine monks of Saint-Pierre en Chastres (Vieux-Moulin, Oise) ], Coeuvres, 30 June 1753 . *---* [Extract], Coeuvres, 8 ventôse an IX [27 February 1801]
Physical Description: 4 p.
Summary: Total: 144 esseins 12 verges 7 douzièmes.
Box 44 Folder 5
[Surveying of the farm of Soulemont (Retheuil and Taillefontaine) belonging to the Celestine monks of Saint-Pierre en Chastres (Vieux-Moulin, Oise) ], Coeuvres, 30 June 1753 *---* [Extract], Ambleny, 28 August 1812
Physical Description:25 p.
Box 44 Folder 6
[Lease of the farm of Soulemont (Retheuil and Taillefontaine) belonging to the Celestine monks of Saint-Pierre en Chastres (Vieux-Moulin, Oise) ], Soissons
December 9, 1775
Physical Description: 8 p. on 2 leaves
Summary: Farming lease between the Celestine monks of Saint-Pierre en Chastres, landowners, and Pierre Leclerc, and his wife, Heleine Bejot, farmers.
Box 44 Folder 7
[Deed about of the farm of Soulemont (Retheuil and Taillefontaine) belonging to the Celestine monks of Saint-Pierre en Chastres (Vieux-Moulin, Oise) ], Villers-Cotterêts
May 26, 1778
Physical Description: 3 p. on 1 leaf
Summary: Declaration of the estates belonging to the Celestine monks of Saint-Pierre en Chastres located in Retheuil.
Box 44 Folder 8
[Deed about the farm of Soulemont (Retheuil and Taillefontaine) belonging to the Celestine monks of Saint-Pierre en Chastres (Vieux-Moulin, Oise) ], [Villers-Cotterêts]
October 27, 1781
Physical Description: 3 p. on 1 leaf
Lands belonging to the canons of Pierrefonds
Box 44 Folder 9
[Lease of the lands located in Taillefontaine belonging to the canons of Pierrefonds ], Taillefontaine
March 3, 1598
Physical Description: 14 p.
Summary: Farming lease between the canons of Pierrefonds, landowners, and Sebastien Lallemant, farmer.
Box 44 Folder 10
[Lease of the lands located in Taillefontaine belonging to the canons of Pierrefonds ], Pierrefonds
July 26, 1644
Physical Description: 15 p. on parchment
Summary: Farming lease between the canons of Saint-Jacques de Pierrefonds, landowners, and Louis Herbellot, farmer.
Box 44 Folder 11
[Lease of the lands located in Taillefontaine belonging to the canons of Pierrefonds ], Pierrefonds
July 28, 1754
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf
Summary: Farming lease between the canons of Saint-Jacques de Pierrefonds, landowners, and Louis Leclerc, farmer.
Lands belonging to the parish of Taillefontaine
Box 44 Folder 12
[Surveying of the lands belonging to the fabric of the parish of Taillefontaine ], [Coeuvres]
May 14, 1736
Physical Description: 18 p.
Summary: Total: 86 essins moins 4,5 verges.
Box 44 Folder 13
[Surveying of the lands belonging to the cure of Taillefontaine ], Coeuvres
March 21, 1771
Physical Description: 18 p. on 5 leaves
Summary: Total: 84 essins 40,5 verges.
Copies of surveyings of the lands located in Taillefontaine purchased by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, ca. 1820-1830
Physical Description: 116 p.
Box 44 Folder 14
[Surveying of the farm of La Place (Taillefontaine) belonging to the Ursuline nuns of Crépy-en-Valois ], Crépy-en-Valois
December 30, 1776
Physical Description: 43 p.
Summary: Total: 522 essins 51 verges ¼.
Box 44 Folder 14
[Surveying of the lands located in Taillefontaine belonging to the canons of Pierrefonds ]
Physical Description: 3 p.
Summary: Total: 19 essins moins 5 verges.
Box 44 Folder 14
[Surveying of the lands located in Taillefontaine belonging to the monks of Bourg-Fontaine ], Coeuvres, 19 January 1776 *---* [Extract], Villers-Cotterêts, 1 December 1816
Physical Description: 14 p.
Summary: Total: 78 essins moins 16 centièmes.
Box 44 Folder 14
[Surveying of the farm of Soulemont (Taillefontaine and Retheuil) belonging to the Celestine monks of Saint-Pierre en Chastres (Vieux-Moulin, Oise) ], Coeuvres, 30 June 1753 *---* [Extract], Ambleny, 28 August 1812
Physical Description: 23 p.
Box 44 Folder 14
[Surveying of the lands belonging to the fabric of the parish of Taillefontaine ], Coeuvres
March 14, 1736
Physical Description: 15 p.
Summary: Total: 86 essins moins 4,5 verges.
Box 44 Folder 14
[Surveying of the lands belonging to the cure of Taillefontaine ]
June 1771
Physical Description: 9 p.
Summary: Total: 81 essins 38 verges 1/3.
Documents about the purchase of the farm of La Place by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, 1791-1792
Box 45 Folder 1
[Receipt from the DoMaynes nationaux (Soissons) to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier], Soissons,
January 16, 1792
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Box 45 Folder 2
[Extract of auction from the DoMaynes nationaux (district de Soissons) to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier], Soissons
June 8, 1791
Physical Description: 9 p.
Summary: Extract of the auction of the lands formerly belonging to the Ursuline nuns of Crépy-en-Valois, purchased by Parisis on behalf of Lavoisier. Total: 517 essins, 80100 pounds.
Documents about the purchase of the farm of Soulemont by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, 1792-1793
Box 45 Folder 3
[Surveying of the farm of Soulemont. (Taillefontaine and Retheuil)], Villers-Cotterêts, 1793 *---* [Extract], Villers-Cotterêts, 15 pluviôse an IV [4 February 1796]
Physical Description: 24 p.
Summary: Extract of the surveying made in 1792-1793, of the Farm of Soulemont, purchased by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier in 1791. Total: 181 arpents 50 verges 8 dixièmes.
Documents about the purchase of the lands formerly belonging to the canons of Pierrefonds by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, 1791-1795
Box 45 Folder 4
[Receipt from the DoMaynes nationaux (district de Soissons) to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Soissons, 27 friMayre an IV
December 18, 1795
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Box 45 Folder 4
[Extract of the auction from the DoMaynes nationaux (district de Soissons) to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier], Soissons,
October 10, 1791
Physical Description: 8 p.
Summary: Extract of the auction of the lands formerly belonging to the canons of Pierrefonds, purchased by Parisis on behalf of Lavoisier. Total: 18,5 esseins, 6025 pounds.
Box 45 Folder 4
[Extract of the auction from the DoMaynes nationaux (district de Soissons) to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier], Soissons
October 10, 1791
Physical Description: 8 p.
Summary: Extract of the auction of the lands formerly belonging to the canons of Pierrefonds, purchased by Parisis on behalf of Lavoisier. Total: 18,5 esseins, 6025 pounds.
Documents about the purchase of the lands formerly belonging to the church of Taillefontaine by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, 1791-1795
Box 45 Folder 5
[Receipt from the DoMaynes nationaux (district de Soissons) to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier], Soissons
April 3, 1792
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf.
Box 45 Folder 5
[Receipt from the DoMaynes nationaux (Aisne) to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Soissons, 27 friMayre an IV [18 December 1795] *---* [Extract], Soissons, 3 bruMayre an VIII [25 October 1799]
Physical Description: 2 p. on 1 leaf
Box 45 Folder 5
[Receipt from the DoMaynes nationaux (district de Soissons) to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Soissons, 27 friMayre an IV
December 18, 1795
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Box 45 Folder 5
[Receipt from the DoMaynes nationaux (district de Soissons) to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier], Soissons
June 18, 1793
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Box 45 Folder 5
[Extract of the auction from the DoMaynes nationaux (district de Soissons) to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier], Soissons
December 10, 1791
Physical Description: 7 p.
Summary: Extract of the auction of the lands formerly belonging to the cure of Taillefontaine, purchased by Parisis on behalf of Lavoisier. Total: 74,5 esseins, 16100 pounds
Box 45 Folder 5
[Extract of the auction from the DoMaynes nationaux (district de Soissons) to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier], Soissons
December 10, 1791
Physical Description: 7 p.
Summary: Extract of the auction of the lands formerly belonging to the cure of Taillefontaine, purchased by Parisis on behalf of Lavoisier. Total: 74,5 esseins, 16100 pounds
Documents about the purchase of the lands formerly belonging to the fabric of the parish of Taillefontaine by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, 1791-1796
Box 45 Folder 6
[Surveying of the lands formerly belonging to the fabric of the parish of Taillefontaine], Villers-Cotterêts, 1793 *---* [Extract], Villers-Cotterêts, 1er germinal an XIII [22 March 1805]
Physical Description: 16 p.
Summary: Extract of the surveying made in 1792-1793 of the lands formerly belonging to the fabric of Taillefontaine, purchased by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier in 1791. Total: 48 arpents 50 verges 8 dixièmes.
Box 45 Folder 7
[Receipt from the DoMaynes nationaux (Aisne) to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Soissons, 17 prairial an IV [5 June 1796] *---* [Extract], Soissons, 3 bruMayre an VIII [25 October 1799]
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Box 45 Folder 7
[Receipt from the DoMaynes nationaux (Aisne) to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Soissons, 17 prairial an IV [5 June 1796] *---* [Extract], Soissons, 19 nivôse an VIII [9 January 1800]
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Box 45 Folder 7
[Receipt from the DoMaynes nationaux (Aisne) to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Soissons, 17 prairial an IV
June 5, 1796
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Box 45 Folder 7
[Receipt from the DoMaynes nationaux (Aisne) to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Soissons, 15 floréal an IV [4 May 1796] *---* [Extract] Soissons, 19 nivôse an VIII [9 January 1800]
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Box 45 Folder 7
[Receipt from the DoMaynes nationaux (Aisne) to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Soissons, 15 floréal an IV
May 4, 1796
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Box 45 Folder 7
[Receipt from the DoMaynes nationaux (district de Soissons) to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Soissons, 27 friMayre an IV
December 18, 1795
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Box 45 Folder 7
[Receipt from the DoMaynes nationaux (district de Soissons) to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier], Soissons
June 18, 1793
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Summary:
Box 45 Folder 7
[Letter from Michel, mayor of Taillefontaine to Nicolas Charles Parisis], Taillefontaine, to Nicolas Charles Parisis, Villers-Cotterêts
April 1793
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Summary: Goes with the withdrawal of the opposition made by Michel, churchwarden, on the payment of the rental of the lands formerly belonging to the church of Taillefontaine.
Box 45 Folder 7
[Deed], Taillefontaine
April 1793
Physical Description: 2 p. on 1 leaf
Summary: Withdrawal of the opposition made by Michel, churchwarden, on the payment of the rental of the lands formerly belonging to the church of Taillefontaine.
Box 45 Folder 7
[Deed], Villers-Cotterêts
August 10, 1792
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Summary: Opposition made by Michel, churchwarden, on the payment of the rental of the lands formerly belonging to the church of Taillefontaine.
Box 45 Folder 7
[Deed], Villers-Cotterêts, 10 August 1792 *---* Copy
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Summary: Opposition made by Michel, churchwarden, on the payment of the rental of the lands formerly belonging to the church of Taillefontaine.
Box 45 Folder 7
[Document from the Bureau de paix et conciliation (Soissons)], Villers-Cotterêts
March 30, 1793
Physical Description: 2 p. on 1 leaf
Summary: Summoning to appear of the municipality of Taillefontaine, on Lavoisier's demand, to withdraw the opposition on the rental of the lands formerly belonging to the church of Taillefontaine.
Box 45 Folder 7
[Document from the Bureau de paix et conciliation (Soissons)], Villers-Cotterêts, 30 March 1793 *---* Copy
Physical Description: 2 p. on 1 leaf
Summary: Summoning to appear of the municipality of Taillefontaine, on Lavoisier's demand, to withdraw the opposition on the rental of the lands formerly belonging to the church of Taillefontaine.
Box 45 Folder 7
[Extract of the auction from the DoMaynes nationaux (district de Soissons) to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier], Soissons
December 28, 1791
Physical Description: 7 p.
Summary: Extract of the auction of the lands formerly belonging to the fabric of Taillefontaine, purchased by Parisis on behalf of Lavoisier. Total: 84 esseins, 15000 pounds.
Box 45 Folder 7
[Extract of the auction from the DoMaynes nationaux (district de Soissons) to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier], Soissons, 28 December 1791 *---* Copy
Physical Description: 7 p.
Summary: Extract of the auction of the lands formerly belonging to the fabric of Taillefontaine, purchased by Parisis on behalf of Lavoisier. Total: 84 esseins, 15000 pounds.
Documents about the purchase of the lands formerly belonging to the monks of Bourg-Fontaine by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, 1791-1792
Box 45 Folder 8
[Surveying of the lands formerly belonging to the monks of Bourg-Fontaine], Villers-Cotterêts, 1792 *---* [Extract], Villers-Cotterêts, 15 germinal an XIII [5 April 1805]
Physical Description: 12 p.
Summary: Extract of the surveying made in 1792 of the lands formerly belonging to the Carthusian monks of Bourg-Fontaine, purchased by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier in 1791. Total: 47 arpents 47 verges 6 dixièmes.
Box 45 Folder 9
[Receipt from the Caisse de l'Extraordinaire to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier], Paris
January 2, 1792
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Box 45 Folder 9
[Extract of the auction from the DoMaynes nationaux (district de Soissons) to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier], Soissons
October 18, 1791
Physical Description: 7 p.
Summary: Extract of the auction of the lands formerly belonging to the monks of Bourg-Fontaine, purchased by Parisis on behalf of Lavoisier. Total: 75 esseins, 15300 pounds.
Box 45 Folder 9
[Extract of the auction from the DoMaynes nationaux (district de Soissons) to Antoine Laurent Lavoisier], Soissons, 18 October 1791 *---* Copy
Physical Description: 7 p.
Summary: Extract of the auction of the lands formerly belonging to the monks of Bourg-Fontaine, purchased by Parisis on behalf of Lavoisier. Total: 75 esseins, 15300 pounds.
Documents about the purchase of lands formerly belonging to the monks of Valsery by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
Box 45 Folder 10
[Surveying of the lands located in Vivières formerly belonging to the monks of Valsery ], Villers-Cotterêts
September 1791
Physical Description: 12 p. on 3 leaves
Summary: Surveying of lands formerly belonging to the Premonstratensian monks of Valsery, located in Vivières, purchased by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier in 1791. Total : about 410 arpents
Return of the lands purchased by Lavoisier to his widow
Box 45 Folder 11
[Extract of a deliberation of the Justice de Paix of Villers-Cotterêts relating to Madame Lavoisier's properties], Villers-Cotterêts, 27 ventôse an IX
March 18, 1801
Physical Description: 20 p.
Summary: Return of some lands of Taillefontaine and Retheuil to Lavoisier's widow.
Box 45 Folder 12
[Extract of a deliberation of the Justice de Paix of Villers-Cotterêts relating to Madame Lavoisier's properties], Villers-Cotterêts, 27 ventôse an IX
March 18, 1801
Physical Description: 20 p.
Summary: Return of some lands of Taillefontaine and Retheuil to Lavoisier's widow.
Box 45 Folder 13
[Lease of the farms of Soulemont and La Place belonging to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Crépy-en-Valois
August 14, 1822
Physical Description: 23 p.
Summary: Farming lease between the Comtesse de Rumford, landowner, and Marie Antoine Leclerc and Rosalie Victoire Moulin, his wife, farmers.
Box 45 Folder 14
[Lease of the lands of the fabric of the parish of Taillefontaine belonging to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Crépy-en-Valois
June 12, 1824
Physical Description: 8 p.
Summary: Lease between the Comtesse de Rumford, landowner, and Pierre Louis Collard and Marie Catherine Fournier, his wife, farmers.
Box 45 Folder 15
[Lease of the lands of the monks of Bourg-Fontaine belonging to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Crépy-en-Valois
February 10, 1824
Physical Description: 10 p.
Summary: Lease between the Comtesse de Rumford, landowner, and Nicolas Joachim Fournier, and Marie Constance Moulin, his wife, farmers.
Box 45 Folder 16
[Lease of the farms of Soulemont and La Place and other lands located in Taillefontaine belonging to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Crépy-sur-Oise
September 7, 1833
Physical Description: 15 p.
Summary: Lease between the Comtesse de Rumford, landowner, and Marie Antoine Leclerc and Rosalie Victoire Moulin, his wife, farmers.
Box 45 Folder 17
[Document about the farm of Soulemont]
1833
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Summary: "Etat des pièces et titres envoyés à Mr Lefebvre le 20 March 1833 relatifs à Taillefontaine et Soulemont"
Box 45 Folder 18
[Lease of the lands of the monks of Bourg-Fontaine belonging to Marie Anne Lavoisier], Crépy-en-Valois
October 11, 1834
Physical Description: 20 p.
Summary: Farming lease between the Comtesse de Rumford, landowner, and Antoine Charlemagne Fournier and Céleste Eléonore Leclerc, his wife, farmers.
Arranged alphabetically.
Box 46 Folder 15
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, [report on the Académie des Sciences]
1792
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf; 26 cm
Summary: "Citoyens/Le payeur de la trésorerie nationale désirant donner aux membres de l'Académie des Sciences les facilités qui dépendent de lui..."
Bibliographic Reference: 31.1.76
Correspondence
Box 43 Folder 31
Compagnie de la Guyane française, [from Pierre], Oyapock, [to] Madame [de Beaumanoir]
June 6, 1780
Physical Description: 9 p. on 3 leaves; letter autographed signed
Summary: Pierre shows all the difficulties he has to cultivate French Guyana for the Compagnie, his deseases, the deaths of most people who worked for him, his need of more slaves, and his wish to go back to France.
Letter begins: "Madame/Quand je partis pour la Guyanne, j'étois si flatté de la confiance dont vous aviés parru m'honnorer que je me proposai de vous rendre compte de mes travaux..."
Box 43 Folder 32
Compagnie de la Guyane française, [from Madame de Beaumanoir], [to] Pierre
1780
Physical Description: 3 p. on 1 leaf; letter autographed
Summary: Regrets that Pierre leaves French Guyana, deplores the difficulties and losses of the Compagnie but wishes he recovers
Letter begins: "Je suis bien sensible, Monsieur, à l'honneur de votre souvenir et au détail que vous me faittes par votre lettre d'Oyapok en datte du 6 June 1780..."
Box 43 Folder 33
Compagnie de la Guyane française, [from Bajon], Oyapock, [to] Mr de Beaumanoir, Paris
July 1, 1780
Physical Description: 2 p. on 1 leaf; letter autograph signed
Summary: Opposes the project of cultivating French Guyana's lowlands, but is favourable to the cultivation of cotton in highlands.
Letter begins: "Monsieur/Je n'ai pas oublié les commissions que vous m'avés données lors de mon depart de Paris..."
Box 43 Folder 34
Compagnie de la Guyane française, [letter] [to] Monsieur de Beaumanoir, Paris
August 8, 1781
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf
Summary: Notice of the general meeting of the Compagnie.
Letter begins: "Monsieur/MM. Les Directeurs de la Compagnie de la Guyane Françoise ont l'honneur de vous prévenir que l'assemblée de Messieurs les administrateurs..."
Box 43 Folder 35
Compagnie de la Guyane française, [from Claude Julien], Auteuil, [to] Madame la baronne [de Beaumanoir]
23 September 1781
Physical Description: 3 p. on 1 leaf; letter autographed signed
Summary: Asks an appointment with the Baronne de Beaumanoir, to negotiate a lend to the Compagnie.
Letter begins: "Madame la Baronne/Made la veuve Balthazar ma parente, vient de me faire part de la réponse que vous lui aviés faite hier au soir..."
Box 43 Folder 36
Compagnie de la Guyane française, [from Claude Julien], Auteuil, [to] Madame la Baronne [de Beaumanoir]
September 24, 1781
Physical Description: 5 p. on 2 leaves; letter autograph signed
Summary: Foreign bankers accept to lend 2 millions for 10 years to the Compagnie, but ask for the guarantee of the Duc de Penthièvre.
Letter begins: "Madame la Baronne/Je crois devoir vous faire part des préliminaires qu'exigent mes correspondants de l'étranger pour l'emprunt de 2 millions en question..."
Box 43 Folder 37
Compagnie de la Guyane française, [from Claude Julien], Auteuil, [to] Madame la Baronne [de Beaumanoir]
September 25, 1781
Physical Description: 3 p. on 1 leaf; letter autograph signed
Summary: Business letter about the Compagnie.
Letter begins: "Madame la Baronne/A peine mon exprès a-t-il été parti pour Paris, avec ma réponse qu'il vous a portée au billet dont vous m'avés honoré..."
Documents and reports
Box 46 Folder 6
[Document]
December 14, 1763
Physical Description: 3 p. on 1 leaf
Summary: Extract of a weekly paper, the Affiches, annonces et avis divers, No. 50, 14th December 1763: an article about a recently published book describing Guyana.
Box 46 Folder 7
Compagnie de la Guyane française, [report]
April 24, 1779
Physical Description: 2 p. on 1 leaf
Summary: Decides to borrow 150 000 pounds.
Letter begins: "Délibération du 24 April 1779"
Bibliographic Reference:
Box 46 Folder 8
Compagnie de la Guyane française [report]
May 10, 1780
Physical Description: 7 p. on 2 leaves
Summary: Losses of the Compagnie, because of the war and ships' capture. Associates decide an increase of capital (1 million pounds), and postpone the payment of interests and dividends.
Letter begins: "Les intéressés de la Compagnie de la Guyanne française extraordinairement assemblée s'étant fait rendre compte de la situation..."
Box 46 Folder 9
Compagnie de la Guyane française, [report]
May 10, 1780
Physical Description: 7 p. on 2 leaves
Summary: Losses of the Compagnie, because of the war and ships' capture. Associates decide an increase of capital (1 million pounds), and postpone the payment of interests and dividends.
Letter begins: "Les intéressés de la Compagnie de la Guyanne française extraordinairement assemblée s'étant fait rendre compte de la situation..."
Box 46 Folder 10
Compagnie de la Guyane française, [report],
1781
Physical Description: 12 p. on 3 leaves
Summary: General meeting, liabilities, partial liquidation of the Compagnie.
Letter begins: "L'Administration de la Compagnie de la Guyanne française désirant prendre un party deffinitif qui puisse rassembler les divers individus qui la composent..."
Box 46 Folder 11
Compagnie de la Guyane française, [report]
1784
Physical Description: 9 p. on 3 leaves
Summary: Liquidation of the Compagnie and payment of liabilities.
Letter begins: "Nous soussignés/Intéressés dans la Compagnie de la Guyanne Françoise après avoir pris connoissance de la position actuelle des affaires de la Compagnie..."
Box 46 Folder 12
Compagnie de la Guyane française, [report]
1784
Physical Description: 8 p. on 2 leaves
Summary: About the liquidation of the Compagnie.
Letter begins: "Pour parvenir à prendre sur les affaires de la Compagnie de la Guyanne une détermination fixe et qui puisse être de l'agrément de tous les intéressés..."
Box 46 Folder 13
Compagnie de la Guyane française, [report]
s.d.
Physical Description: 7 p. on 2 leaves.
Summary: Associates decide a bond (300000 pounds).
Letter begins: "La Compagnie de la Guyane française assemblée extraordinairement s'étant fait rendre compte de la scituation de ses affaires..."
Box 46 Folder 14
Compagnie de la Guyane française, [document]
s.d.
Physical Description: 3 p. on 1 leaf.
Document begins: "Etat des actionnaires dont on peut demander la contribution"
Box 46 Folder 2
France. Régie des poudres et salpêtres, [warrant], Paris
ca. 1775
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 47 cm
Summary: Printed warrant delivered by the Conseil d'Etat to the Sieur Bergaut, allowing him to manufacture and sell saltpeter and powder.
Box 46 Folder 3
France. Régie des poudres et salpêtres, [passport], Paris
ca. 1780
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 18 cm
Summary: Printed blank passport for the transportation of powder and saltpeter.
Box 46 Folder 4
France. Régie des poudres et salpêtres, [warrant], Paris
1780
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf, 36 cm
Summary: Printed warrant allowing Pierre Busnel, from Saint-Vaast (Normandy), to provide himself with powder in Caen.
Box 46 Folder 5
France. Régie des poudres et salpêtres, [warrant], Paris
1786
Physical Description: 11 p.; 25 cm
Summary: Printed warrant nominating Benoît Drieu de la Forte as a Commissaire of the Régie des poudres et salpêtres; description of his activities and duties.
Box 46 Folder 29
Items by or about the Régie des poudres et salpêtres or saltpeter
1778-1795
Physical Description:6 items ; 35 x 23 cm. or smaller.
Summary:Six items from the collection of Denis Duveeen. (a) Letter concerning saltpeter, addressed to Monsieur le Brigant (sender's name indistinct), May 27, 1778, with poems and notes in another hand on the leaf bearing the address; (b) another letter to M. le Brigant in the same hand, from the same sender and a second one (names indistinct), February 26, 1778; (c) letter from the Comité de salut public to the Régisseurs nationaux des poudres et salpêtres, signed by Carnot and C.A. Prieur, 7e. jour du 2e. mois de la 2e. année de la République; (d) letter from the Ministre des contributions publiques to the Citoyens composant l'Académie des sciences, on the subject "Poudres et salpêtres," signed by Claviere, March 24, 1793, an 2 de la République; (e) "Mémoire" on the subject "Soude artificielle," 1e. brumaire an 3e., unsigned; (f) "Extrait des registres de l'Académie de Dijon du 11 janvier 1781," signed by Mavel [?].
Arranged alphabetically
Lavoisier, Alexandre
Box 46 Folder 23
[Bond belonging to Alexandre Lavoisier], Paris
March 31, 1792
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 23 cm
Lavoisier, Jean Antoine
Box 46 Folder 22
[Certificate of the burial of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier's father, Jean Antoine Lavoisier], Le Bourget, 17 September 1775 *---* [Extract], Le Bourget, 2 germinal an XIII
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 24 cm
Lavoisier, Madeleine Philippe
Box 46 Folder 20
[Receipt belonging to Madeleine Philippe Lavoisier], [Paris]
1726
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf of parchment; 13 cm
Lavoisier, Marie-Anne-Pierrette
Box 46 Folder 28
[Document about Marie Anne Lavoisier's family]
ca. 1935
Physical Description: 1 leaf; 65 cm
Summary: Genealogical chart of the Terray family, to that Marie-Anne Lavoisier belonged.
Lavoisier, Marie
Box 46 Folder 21
[Deed relating to Marie Lavoisier], Paris
January 27, 1773
Physical Description: 4 p. on 1 leaf; 32 cm
Lycée des Arts
Box 46 Folder 18
[Poster], 15 thermidor an IV
August 2, 1796
Physical Description: 1 p. on 1 leaf; 22 cm
Summary: About a tribute for Lavoisier organized by the Lycée des Arts, in Paris.
Waroquiez, Laurent
Box 46 Folder 19
[Memoir by Laurent Waroquiez]
ca. 1720
Physical Description: 3 leaves; 24 cm
Folder 2
Geneology de la Maison Motier de La Fayette
Undated
Box 49 Folder 1
Poudre et salpêtre--Notes
Physical Description:42 leaves; 36 cm
Box 49 Folder 2
Mémoire sur la poudre
Physical Description:approximately 35 leaves; 36 cm. Draft, heavily revised; signed DuPont.
Box 49 Folder 3
Société philomathique, records of expenses
ca. 1793-1799
Physical Description: 27 leaves; 28 cm.
Box 49 Folder 4
Mémoire sur le salpêtre
Physical Description: 53 leaves; 36 cm.
Box 49 Folder 5
Mémoire sur la construction des moulins a poudre, par Bottée-Toulmont
Physical Description:19 leaves; 36 cm. (first page 29 cm.)
Box 49 Folder 6
Mémoire sur la construction des moulins a poudre, signed Dupont
Physical Description:42 leaves; 36 cm. Draft with extensive revisions.
Box 49 Folder 7
Déclaration, par Lavoisier, de ses revenus
1793
Physical Description:5 leaves; 36 cm.
Box 49 Folder 8
Note from Lavoisier to M. Gerodet
Physical Description:1 leaf; 28 cm. Addressed to "M. Gerodet, peintre au Louvre."
Box 49 Folder 9
Proces-verbal de la séance du Club de quatrevingt-neuf
September 30, 1790
Physical Description:[2,] 13 pages on 8 leaves; 28 cm. Printed (Paris: De l'imprimerie de Garnery, [1790?])
Box 49 Folder 10
Letter from La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt to citoyen Harmand
October 18, 1799
Physical Description:2 leaves; 28 cm. Dated 26 vend.re an 8.
Box 49 Folder 11
Letters to citoyen Faure
1798-1799
Physical Description:15 leaves; 28 cm.
Summary: Letters to Faure at the press of citoyen Dupont in Paris, from Brongniard, Lasteyrie, Harmand, and others.
Box 49 Folder 12
Documents concerning the printing of assignats
1792-1815
Physical Description:14 leaves; 36 cm. or smaller.
Box 49 Folder 13
Manuscript on the refinement of saltpeter
Physical Description:2 leaves; 36 cm. Draft in English, with revisions.
Box 49 Folder 14
Manuscript on the affinities of saline substances
Physical Description:3 leaves; 36 cm. Draft with extensive revisions in two different hands.
Box 49 Folder 15
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier: death sentence and confiscation of property (documents)
1794-1799
Physical Description:18 leaves; 36 cm. or smaller.
Box 49 Folder 16
Review of Richard Kirwan's Of the strength of acids in French translation by Mme. Lavoisier
Physical Description:1 leaf; 31 cm. Draft review of Mme. Lavoisier's translation. Unsigned, with revisions.
Box 49 Folder 17
Notes from Lavoisier to Condorcet
1791
Physical Description:2 leaves; 28 cm.
Summary:Notes from Lavoisier to Condorcet, dated July 28 and October 24, 1791. The first note concerns a letter by Lord Stanhope which Mr. Dupont and the Commissioner of the National Treasury would like to have printed in 500 copies. The second note instructs Condorcet to send the copies to Mr. Collin at the Treasury "for greater security."
Box 49 Folder 18
Gunpowder (essay)
Physical Description:12 leaves; 36 cm. Fair copy, in English.
Box 49 Folder 19a
Documents, file F7 on Paulze's prosecution et al. (transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 50 leaves; 27 cm
Summary:Documents concerning the charges against Mme. Lavoisier's father, Mme. Lavoisier's interactions with the revolutionary government, and the dispersal of Lavoisier's scientific instruments and manuscripts.
Box 49 Folder 19b
Documents on "Citoyenne Lavoisier" (transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 20 leaves; 27 cm
Box 49 Folder 19c
Documents, no. 570, on property of Emilie Punctis (transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 40 leaves; 27 cm
Summary:Posthumous inventory of the possessions of Lavoisier's mother, Emilie Punctis.
Box 49 Folder 19d
Documents on Lavoisier's library and his prosecution (transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 40 leaves; 27 cm
Box 49 Folder 20a
Documents from various French archives(transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 20 leaves; 27 cm
Summary: Notes on a history of the Académie des sciences, on Lucien Scheler's book Lavoisier et la Révolution française, et al.
Box 49 Folder 20b
Documents from Archives de la Seine(transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 30 leaves; 27 cm
Summary: Documents on the dispersal of Lavoisier's possessions, including a house on the Rue des Bons Enfants.
Box 49 Folder 21a
Documents from the Archives nationales on Lavoisier's prosecution, file W521 (transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 50 leaves; 27 cm
Box 49 Folder 21b
Documents on Lavoisier's prosecution, file W362 no.785 (transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 40 leaves; 27 cm
Box 49 Folder 22a
Documents on Lavoisier's property, file A.B. XIX(transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 20 leaves (typewritten); 27 cm
Box 49 Folder 22b
Documents on Lavoisier's prosecution, file F7 (transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 30 leaves (typewritten); 27 cm
Box 49 Folder 22c
Documents on Lavoisier's prosecution, file F17 (transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 30 leaves (typewritten); 27 cm
Box 49 Folder 22d
Documents on Lavoisier's prosecution, files M.C. Etude XCIX et al. (transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 60 leaves (typewritten); 27 cm
Summary:Includes detailed lists of documents and communications to, from, or about Lavoisier or Mme. Lavoisier from 1766-1781 and ca. 1795-1807.
Box 49 Folder 22e
Inventory of Lavoisier's library, files M. 795 and 796 (transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 20 leaves (typewritten); 27 cm
Box 49 Folder 23a
Documents of Me. Gondouin on Lavoisier's property, file Me. Gondouin XCIX (transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 30 leaves; 27 cm
Box 49 Folder 23b
Documents of Me. Gondouin, germinal-prairial an IV (transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 100 leaves; 27 cm
Summary:Posthumous inventory of Lavoisier's possessions.
Box 49 Folder 23c
Documents of Me. Gondouin: posthumous inventory of Lavoisier's property (transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 80 leaves; 27 cm
Summary:Additional documents from prairial an IV on the posthumous inventory of Lavoisier's possessions.
Box 49 Folder 24a
Documents on dispersal of Lavoisier's property, file F17.1337 (transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 70 leaves; 27 cm
Box 49 Folder 24b
Documents on the property of Lavoisier and Paulze, file F17 (transcripts)
Physical Description:ca. 100 leaves; 27 cm
Box 49 Folder 24c
Inventory of Lavoisier's maps and plans, file F17.1052 (transcripts)
Physical Description:9 leaves; 27 cm
Box 13 Folder A
5 original folders entitled as follows:
"Planches gravées par madame Lavoisier et représentant des appareils de chimie. Dessins et décalques ayant servi à l'exécution des ces planches"
"Provenant de Lavoisier. Gravures représentant des figures de géométrie ou des instruments de chimie et de physique et se rapportant aux Mémoires de l'Académie des sciences."
"Tableaux se rapportant à l'étude la chimie et à l'étude de la physique provenant probablement de Lavoisier"
"Gravures représentant une expérience faite au moyen d'une grande loupe à la confection de laquelle Lavoisier avait participé"
"Dessins et planches concernant un appareil pour la conservation des grains. Ces pièces proviennent très probablement de Lavoisier"
Box 13 Folder 1
Planche I: preliminary print
Abstract: Illustrations only, no numbers, letters or annotations.
Physical Description: Print
Box 13 Folder 2
Planche I: preliminary print
Abstract: "Planche 1re" handwritten top left corner. No other annotations, no numbers or letters.
Physical Description: Print
Box 13 Folder 3
Planche I: preliminary print
Abstract: "Planche 1re" handwritten top left corner, crossed out; "Planche 1ere" handwritten top right corner. Annotated in ink with all figure numbers and letters; Fig.13: "les trous doivent être égaux/les bords trop épais"; Fig.15 H: "les bords trop épais"
Physical Description: Print
Box 13 Folder 4
Planche I: preliminary print
Abstract: "Planche I" handwritten top right corner. All figure numbers and letters annotated in ink in tid writing; "Paulze Lavoisier Sculpsit." bottom right corner.
Physical Description:Print on green paper
Box 13 Folder 5
Planche I: proof
Abstract: All numbers, letters and corrections included. "Bonne" and initials at bottom right side.
Physical Description: Print
Box 13 Folder 6
Planche I: final proof
Abstract: Complete as in final edition.
Physical Description: Print
Box 14 Folder 1
Planche II: preliminary drawings
Abstract: "Planche II" and "filtration" and "1ere" written in pencil, top right. Pencil sketches retraced in ink for definition and shading. Top row L-R Fig. 5, Fig 7, Fig.8 (green and grey paint); centre Fig.1 without cutaway (brown and grey paint; below Fig 3 (light yellow paint) with preliminary pencil-only sketches for Fig. 3 and Fig. 4.
Physical Description: Sketch - pencil, ink, and watercolour
Box 14 Folder 2
Planche II: preliminary drawings
Abstract: "Evaporation" and "Planche II" written in pencil, top right. Pencil sketches retraced in ink for definition and shading. Clockwise from top left, glass and other vessels eventually to become Fig. 16, Fig. 4 F, an unidentified small round bowl (green paint); Fig. 15 (pink paint); Fig. 1 A (light brown paint); Fig 13 (pink paint), Fig 2 A (green paint). Two pencil-only sketches below: preliminary drawings for a structure resembling Fig. 4 and Fig 1A.
Physical Description: Sketch - pencil, ink, and watercolour
Box 14 Folder 3
Planche II: preliminary drawings
Abstract: "Planche II" and "Lixiviation" written in pencil, top right. Pencil sketches retraced in ink for definition and shading. Top Fig.12 (yellow, brown and grey paint); bottom preliminary Fig. 11 (green and grey paint) with top vase resting on a pedestal, ABCH drawn without hook at H, drizzle of liquid coming out at C.
Physical Description: Sketch - pencil, ink, and watercolour
Box 14 Folder 4
Planche II: preliminary print
Abstract: No numbers, letters, or annotations.
Physical Description: Print
Box 14 Folder 5
Planche II: preliminary print
Abstract: "Planche II" written in ink top right. No numbers or letters; no further annotations.
Physical Description: Print on green paper
Box 14 Folder 6
Planche II: preliminary print
Abstract: "planche 2e" written top left corner with strikethrough; "Planche II" written top right corner. Ink annotations of numbers and letters of figures. Annotations as follows: Fig. 10 "la base du verre est trop petite"; Fig. 4 F "mettre au milieu"; Fig 11 C "effacer le bout du tube". Adjustment of tube at Fig 11 I (not in final version).
Physical Description: Print
Box 14 Folder 7
Planche II: proof
Abstract: Numbers and letters added; no annotations. Slight imperfection at Fig 4 F on rim of bowl (back leg of table still visible).
Physical Description: Print
Box 14 Folder 8
Planche II: proof
Abstract: Complete with numbers and letters. Still a slight imperfection at Fig 4 F on rim of bowl.
Physical Description: Print
Box 14 Folder 9
Planche II: final proof.
Abstract: "Bonne" written bottom right with initials in ink.
Physical Description: Print
Box 15 Folder 1
Planche III: preliminary print
Abstract: No numbers or letters or annotations.
Physical Description: Print
Box 15 Folder 2
Planche III: preliminary print
Abstract: "Planche III" written top right in ink. No numbers or letters or further annotations.
Physical Description: Print on green paper
Box 15 Folder 3
Planche III: preliminary print
Abstract: "Planche III" hand written top right corner. Annotations in ink. Figure numbers 1-7 added, Fig. 5 A C added (reverse to final copy). Fig. 6 with reference to neck of glass container "le col est trop long"; Fig.9 (unnumbered) "un petit trou", added "t" and dot on vessel represented.
Physical Description: Print
Box 15 Folder 4
Planche III: preliminary print
Abstract: "PLANCHE III" written in ink top right. All figure numbers and letter added; Fig. 6 unfixed; hole drawn next to "t" on Fig. 9; Fig. 8 "les points un peu plus marqués. "Paulze Lavoisier Sculpsit" hand written bottom right.
Physical Description: Print on green paper
Box 15 Folder 5
Planche III: proof
Abstract: Complete with numbers and letters, fixed neck of bottle on Fig. 6 and hole at T on Fig. 9; Fig. 8 "marquer un peu plus les points"; "Bonne" and initials at bottom right.
Physical Description: Print
Box 15 Folder 6
Planche III: final proof
Abstract: Complete as in final edition
Physical Description: Print
Box 15 Folder 7
Planche III: final proof
Abstract: Complete as in final edition
Physical Description: Print
Box 16 Folder 1
Planche IV: preliminary drawing
Physical Description: Pencil sketch on printed graphed paper (18 x 29 squares)
Box 16 Folder 2
Planche IV: preliminary print
Abstract: Print with numbers, letters and heavily annotated in ink. "Planche IV." written top right corner, figure numbers indicated in brown ink, letters in black. Fig. 17 missing: sketched in with pencil; Fig. 2 waterline in E drawn in ink with annotation "remonter la [?]; Fig. 3 A and D confused, K added at top, lettering around base confused; Fig. 4 cross-piece between y and x tubes indicated with "effacer la traverse", two annotations for D "la capsule manque" and capsule sketched in ink outside drawing; Fig. 5 letters B and F confused, annotation indicating both M and N reads "les tuyeaux ne sont pas assez gros." small rectangular piece of paper attached with pushpin overtop with tubes M/N sketched in pencil with "opaque" written in centre, verso has ink sketch of unidentifiable apparatus; Fig. 10 C annotated to flare upwards a little with annotation "le col [?] avec le vase" and "plus gros par en haut" in blacker ink; Fig. 11 centre letter changed to N; Fig. 12 left sac "beaucoup trop de liqueur dans la cornue"; thirteen slashes at bottom right of page.
Physical Description: Print
Box 16 Folder 3
Planche IV: preliminary print
Abstract: Letters and numbers printed. Missing Fig 3 P and later corrections.
Physical Description: Print on green paper
Box 16 Folder 4
Planche IV: preliminary print
Abstract: Letters and numbers printed with the following annotations in ink: Fig. 1 at y line in tube annotated "effacer la"; a' corrected to "a", z' z'' z''' all one ' off final version, all L's corrected to L' L'' L''' although these corrections do not appear in the final version; Fig. 3 P omitted, but sketched off the left side of the graphic with diagonal line heading off from printed E to written "E"; Fig. 5 C written in ink with "mettre un grand ["petit" is crossed out] c, auquel on renvoye dans la description", annotation for M and N (now made opaque) "ces tubes plus gros"; Fig. 17 A written in ink with "Il faut un A à la tête du bouchon"; scratches at bottom centre now visible.
Physical Description: Print
Box 16 Folder 5
Planche IV: final proof.
Physical Description: Print
Box 16 Folder 6
Planche V: preliminary drawings
Physical Description: Pencil sketch on printed graphed paper (18 x 29 squares)
Box 16 Folder 7
Planche V: preliminary print
Abstract: "Planche V" written in ink top right corner. Ink annotations of numbers and letters of figures. Fig 9 E written beneath handle. Annotation on Fig.11 "Le robinet ne doit point être arrondi par le bout"
Physical Description: Print
Box 16 Folder 8
Planche V: preliminary print
Abstract: "PLANCHE V" written in ink top right corner. Ink annotations of numbers and letters of figures. Fig 9 E written beneath handle and scratched out to be placed above.
Physical Description: Print on green paper
Box 16 Folder 9
Planche V: preliminary print
Abstract: Numbers and letters added. Ink annotation Fig. 10, line added from m trailing down to bottom of page, with annotation "Il faut "effacer cette m qui à été omise pour l'impression": this is all struck out with curly line. "Bonne" and initials at bottom centre.
Physical Description: Print
Box 16 Folder 10
Planche V: final proof
Abstract: Numbers and letters added. Tap of Fig. 11 modified from rounded to square with some scratch marks visible.
Physical Description: Print
Box 17 Folder 1
Planche VI: preliminary drawings
Physical Description: Pencil sketch on printed graphed paper (18 x 29 squares)
Box 17 Folder 2
Planche VI: preliminary print
Abstract: "Planche VI" written in upper right corner. Ink annotations indicating numbers and letters. Three ink strokes at bottomright.
Physical Description: Print
Box 17 Folder 3
Planche VI: preliminary print
Abstract: Numbers and letters added.
Physical Description: Print on green paper
Box 17 Folder 4
Planche VI: final proof
Abstract: Numbers and letters added.
Physical Description: Print
Box 17 Folder 5
Planche VII: preliminary drawing
Abstract: Drawn upside down on graph paper, bottom right corner red paper is fading from onionskin paper beneath.
Physical Description: Pencil sketch on printed graphed paper (18 x 29 squares)
Box 17 Folder 6
Planche VII: preliminary print
Abstract: Printed plate with ink annotations. "Planche VII" written in upper right corner.Numbers and some letters added to most figures. Fig. 5 what will become D is annotated "le haut plus marqué".
Physical Description: Print
Box 17 Folder 7
Planche VII: preliminary print
Abstract: Letters and numbers added as indicated in previous plate. Annotations as follows: Fig. 2 A "mieux effacer le tube"; Fig. 4 indicated; lettering added on Fig. 5 and D is outlined more strongly as per previous instructions; Fig. 11 add K and S'; Fig. 6, 14 and 15 "Les lettres sont à mettre sur la gravure"; Fig. 17 "Les lettres sont à mettre sur la gravure", crossed out indication of P, and "effacer" crossed out with regards to tip of A.
Physical Description: Print
Box 17 Folder 8
Planche VII: proof
Abstract: Letters and numbers added; all changes as indicated on previous copies.
Physical Description: Print on green paper
Box 17 Folder 9
Planche VII: proof
Abstract: Letters and numbers added; all changes as indicated on previous copies.
Physical Description: Print
Box 18 Folder 1
Planche VIII: preliminary drawing
Abstract: All elements in place in their final version location. Carefully delineated, chiaroscuro rendering, some adjustments of positions of knobs and other devices in space. "Echelle" sketched at bottom.
Physical Description: Pencil sketch on sketchbook paper
Box 18 Folder 2
Planche VIII: wax tracing
Abstract: Used twice for both versions of this plate: correction can be seen at gazometer hand indicator.
Physical Description: Wax tracing
Box 29
Planche VIII: copper plate
Abstract: Original copper plate for engraving 18.3 with letters - hand of gazometer not fixed, first run of printing for this plate.
Physical Description: Copper plate
Box 18 Folder 3
Planche VIII: preliminary print
Abstract: Ink markings for figure numbers and lettering, including numbers not included in final version. Handwritten: "Planche VII" and an annotation "pousser plus loin les traits de [?]" to modify the 'hand' labeled 30 between final proof letters m and E. Not the same amount of detail - cross-hatching and light lines. Piece between Fig.6 & 5 not shaded.
Physical Description: Print
Box 18 Folder 4
Planche VIII: preliminary print
Abstract: Preliminary printing with annotated corrections (numbers and letters) added. Unmarked.
Physical Description: Print
Box 18 Folder 5
Planche VIII: preliminary print
Abstract: Second printing; crosshatch repaired on G, parallel lines for shading on B; marker (formerly 30) between M and E size changed as noted. Annotated "Planche VIII" with final letters and numbers included.
Physical Description: Print
Box 18 Folder 6
Planche VIII: preliminary print
Abstract: Shading on links between Fig. 6 and Fig. 5 intense.
Physical Description: Print on green paper
Box 18 Folder 7
Planche VIII: proof
Abstract: Shading between Fig. 6 and Fig. 5 lessened.
Physical Description: Print
Box 18 Folder 8
Planche VIII: proof
Abstract: Shading between Fig. 6 and Fig. 5 eliminated.
Physical Description: Print
Box 18 Folder 9
Planche VIII: final proof
Abstract: Full engraving as printed in first edition. "Bonne" written in ink on bottom left and signed by Paulze Lavoisier.
Physical Description: Print
Box 19 Folder 1
Planche IX: preliminary drawings
Abstract: "Combustion" and "Planche IX" written in pencil on right margin. Fig. 5 from Planche IX and an unidentified tubular glass with wick and flame inside. Colours are blue and grey with black and red, peach and yellow for flames.
Physical Description: Sketch - pencil, ink, and watercolour
Box 19 Folder 2
Planche IX: preliminary drawings
Abstract: Pencil sketch with chiaroscuro on Fig. 1, 3, 4 &5. Ink annotations indicating numbers and letters.
Physical Description: Pencil sketch
Box 19 Folder 3
Planche IX: preliminary print
Abstract: No lettering or annotations. Bottom of Fig. 4 (between x and s) carved out.
Physical Description: Print
Box 19 Folder 4
Planche IX: preliminary print
Abstract: Ink annotations as follows: "Planche IX" top right corner. Figure numbers and letters written in except for Fig. 5 (no letters). Annotations to Fig. 4: 1 and 2 "le rebord n'est pas assez marqué" ; between s and x "noircir le bout des tuyeaux qui ne vont pas au fond. Continuer la ligne NO"; between 1 and 2 blank space with indication "ôter le fond en prolongeant les lignes"; blank space filled in with pencil marks to indicate continuing the background lines and eradicate white space.
Physical Description: Print
Box 19 Folder 5
Planche IX: preliminary print
Abstract: "PLANCHE IX" in ink at top right corner. Ink annotations include all figure numbers and letters, "Echelle de cinq pieds" handwritten over scale at bottom centre; "Paulze Lavoisier sculpsit" bottom right corner; Fig. 4 single line between s and x to fill in straight line from N to O.
Physical Description: Print on green paper
Box 19 Folder 6
Planche IX: proof
Abstract: All corrections made, all letters and numbers included.
Physical Description: Print
Box 19 Folder 7
Planche IX: final proof
Abstract: "Bonne" and initials at bottom centre.
Physical Description: Print
Box 20 Folder 1
Planche X: wax tracing
Abstract: Clear outlines, no shading or detail.
Physical Description: Wax tracing
Box 20 Folder 2
Planche X: preliminary print
Abstract: No numbers or letters, "Planche X" handwritten top right corner.
Physical Description: Print
Box 20 Folder 3
Planche X: preliminary print
Abstract: "PLANCHE X" in ink at top right. Image printed with numbers and letters annotated in ink. Corrections of Fig. 1 h and t to different locations.
Physical Description: Print on green paper
Box 20 Folder 4
Planche X: preliminary print
Abstract: "Planche X." in ink at top right. Image printed with numbers and letters annotated in ink.
Physical Description: Print
Box 20 Folder 5
Planche X: proof
Abstract: "Bonne" and initials at bottom centre. Ink stain over right hand support poly (under i).
Physical Description: Print
Box 20 Folder 6
Planche X: proof
Abstract: Numbers and letters printed. Rust stain at Fig. 1 p.
Physical Description: Print
Box 20 Folder 7
Planche XI: wax tracing
Abstract: Clear outlines, no shading or detail: apparatus on bottom shelf as in 20.8 and as added later.
Physical Description: Wax tracing
Box 20 Folder 8
Planche XI: preliminary drawings
Abstract: Almost full experimental apparatus executed in lines of black ink, with watercolour in grey tones for shading, white for accenting and correcting. Piece glued on over left leg and corner of P, also bottom right of table runner as corrections. a is drawn in pencil. Bottom shelf of table has instruments of various kinds on it not included in final print. Extra sketchings erased at bottom centre of drawing: scale sketched in pencil at bottom right. Framed with thick black ink line over pencil.
Physical Description: Sketch - pencil, ink, and watercolour on green paper
Box 20 Folder 9
Planche XI: preliminary print
Abstract: Annotated in ink with numbers and letters. "Planche XI" in top right corner. Numbers 10-17 confused, locations of 19-30 corrected, moved from one location to another (i.e. outside the vessels to inside).
Physical Description: Print on green paper
Box 20 Folder 10
Planche XI: preliminary print
Abstract: Annotated in ink with numbers and letters. "Pl XI" in top right corner.
Physical Description: Print
Box 20 Folder 11
Planche XI: proof
Abstract: "Bonne" and initials at bottom centre.
Physical Description: Print
Box 20 Folder 12
Planche XI: proof
Abstract: Print with letters and numbers engraved.
Physical Description: Print
Box 21 Folder 1
Planche XII: wax tracing
Abstract: Clear outlines, no shading or detail.
Physical Description: Wax tracing
Box 21 Folder 2
Planche XII: preliminary print
Abstract: Annotated in ink with numbers and letters. "Planche XII" in top right corner. Fig. 10 corrected to Fig. 11, Fig. 14 changed to 15, Fig. 17 changed to 18. Annotations as follows: Fig. 17 B: "opaque"; Fig. 16 A B C redrawn with annotation "le tube plus petit", "une marque" added at C; Fig. 12 B "échancrures"; Fig. 15 I K "la lame platte".
Physical Description: Print
Box 21 Folder 3
Planche XII: preliminary print
Abstract: Annotated in ink with numbers and letters in adjusted places. "12" in pencil in top right corner. No further annotation.
Physical Description: Print
Box 21 Folder 4
Planche XII: preliminary print
Abstract: Numbers and letters now printed except for Fig 18 hand-numbered and Fig. 8 corrections. Annotated in ink: Fig. 2 9 corrected "g au lieu de 9"; Fig. 8 lettering clarified; Fig. 9 letters o and e "Effacer ces deux lettres"; Fig. 18 "toutes les lettres de cette figure manquent"; Fig. 16 B C "effacer le faux trait" referring to the tube that is still not small enough (what was shading becomes the tube); Fig. 11 lettered and titled, Fig. 15 "Placer l'F un peu plus haut" I "la lame platte".
Physical Description: Print
Box 21 Folder 5
Planche XII: proof
Abstract: Corrections from J-6 made. No annotations.
Physical Description: Print on green paper
Box 21 Folder 6
Planche XIII: preliminary drawings
Abstract: Original version sketch (no changes to openings, no annotations).
Physical Description: Pencil sketch on printed graphed paper (18 x 29 squares)
Box 21 Folder 7
Planche XIII: preliminary print
Abstract: No numbers or letters added.
Physical Description: Print
Box 21 Folder 8
Planche XIII: preliminary print
Abstract: Heavily annotated in ink, including letters and numbers (fig. 3 still labeled P instead of N). "Planche XIII" on top left corner. Other annotations as follows: Fig. 2 V "l'ouverture plus grand"; Fig. 2 A redrawn to larger sizes twice with "la cornue plus grande" (change does not appear in final edition); Fig. 3. X "l'ouverture plus grande"; Fig. 8 near A box drawn in by hand "porte latérale"; Fig. 4 "le trou plus grand"; Fig. 7 "diminuer le tour"; Fig. 10 H "les traits trop fins" "effacer la ligne verticale" crossed out (change does not appear in final edition).
Physical Description: Print
Box 21 Folder 9
Planche XIII: preliminary print
Abstract: Ink annotations of numbers and letters of figures. "PLANCHE VIII" in capital letters top right. On Fig.3, "P" crossed out and replaced with "N" (evidenced in final copy).
Physical Description: Print on green paper
Box 21 Folder 10
Planche XIII: proof
Abstract: Adjustments made (trou plus grand etc) brown stain on bottom left corner.
Physical Description: Print
Box 21 Folder 11
Planche XIII: proof
Abstract: Same print as 21.10
Physical Description: Print
Box 22 Folder 1
CHEMISTRY: Plate I.
November 15, 1800
Abstract: Includes apparatus similar to elements from Lavoisier's drawings. Bottom inscription "The Modern Chemical Apparatus. No. 1" "London. Published as the Act directs. Nov.r 15. 1800 by J. Wilkes." "J. Pass sculp.t"
Physical Description: Colored print
Box 22 Folder 2
CHEMISTRY: Plate II.
November 20, 1800
Abstract: Includes chemical apparatus. Bottom inscription "The Modern Chemical Apparatus. No. 2" "London. Published as the Act directs. Nov.r 20. 1800 by J. Wilkes." "J. Pass sculp.t"
Physical Description: Colored print
Box 22 Folder 3
CHEMISTRY: Plate III.
December 1, 1800
Abstract: Includes seven chemical apparatus setups similar to elements from Lavoisier's drawings. Bottom inscription "The Modern Chemical Apparatus. No. 3" "London. Published as the Act directs. Dec.r 1. 1800 by J. Wilkes." "J. Pass sculp.t"
Physical Description: Colored print
Box 22 Folder 4
CHEMISTRY: Plate V.
December 22, 1800
Abstract: Includes three setups of chemical apparatus similar to Planche IV Fig.1. Bottom inscription "The Modern Chemical Apparatus. No. 5" "London. Published as the Act directs. Dec.r 22. 1800 by J. Wilkes." "J. Pass sculp.t"
Physical Description: Colored print
Box 22 Folder 5
CHEMISTRY: Plate VII.
February 21, 1801
Abstract: Includes chemical apparatus. Bottom inscription: "Van Marum's Gazometer" "London. Published as the Act directs. Feb.y 21. 1801 by J. Wilkes." "J. Pass sculp.t" and "Hen.y. Larcelles del.t"
Physical Description: Colored print
Box 22 Folder 6
CHEMISTRY: Plate IX.
March 9, 1801
Abstract: Includes chemical apparatus. Bottom inscription: "1. New Gazometer of the Philosophical Society of London. - 2 to 4. DeVigne's Apparatus for saturating Water with Gas. - 5 and 6. Apparatus for freezing Mercury." "London. Published as the Act directs. March 9. 1801 by J. Wilkes." "J.Pass sculp.t" and "H. Lascelles del.t"
Physical Description: Colored print
Box 22 Folder 7
CHEMISTRY: Plate X.
March 2, 1801
Abstract: Includes chemical apparatus. Bottom inscription: "1. Nen Steelyards for weighing Gasses. 2. Apparatus for the Combustion of the Diamond." "London. Published as the Act directs. March 2. 1801 by J. Wilkes." "J. Pass sculp.t" and "H. Lascelles del.t"
Physical Description: Colored print
Box 22 Folder 8
CHEMISTRY: Plate XI.
March 10, 1801
Abstract: Clearly copied from Planche VI of the Traité élémentaire de chimie. Includes chemical apparatus. Bottom inscription "The Calorimeter of Lavoisier and La Place" "London. Published as the Act directs. March 10. 1801 by J. Wilkes." "J. Pass sculp.t" and "H. Lascelles del.t"
Physical Description: Colored print
Box 24 Folder 1
Plan General du Jardin…Madame de Pumfort"
Physical Description: Pen and ink and watercolor drawing with pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 24" x 38"
Restriction: Possible mold contamination
Box 24 Folder 2
House and garden in ink and colored liquid medium
Physical Description: Pen and ink with watercolor washes and black ink inscriptions
Size and Notes on Paper: 24.25" x 18.25"
Box 25b Folder 3
Building plan in brown ink on coated paper
Physical Description: Watercolor or dyes wash, pen & ink
Size and Notes on Paper: 24.75" x 36". Four attached sheets.
Restriction: Should not be handled by patrons
Box 25c Folder 1
Plan of building in color- liquid mediums
Physical Description: Multicolor liquid medium with pen & ink, pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 20.5" x 13.25". Two designs on two sheets of paper.
Box 25c Folder 2
Plan in dark brown to black ink
Physical Description: pen & ink with pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 9.75" x 12.5". Two attached sheets of paper.
Box 25c Folder 3
Colored architectural drawings
Physical Description: Multicolor watercolor with pen & ink, pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 19.75" x 13.5". Two designs on two sheets of paper.
Box 25c Folder 4
Architectural plan in black pencil on paper
Physical Description: Graphite pencil architectural plan with pencil inscription
Size and Notes on Paper: 9.75" x 15.25". Has watermark in center.
Box 25d Folder 1
Elevation plan
Physical Description: Multicolor wash and pen & ink
Size and Notes on Paper: 18.25" x 12.75"
Box 25d Folder 2
Architectural plan
Physical Description: Multicolor wash with pen & ink with pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 17.5" x 23.25"
Box 25e Folder 1
Building plan in brown ink
Physical Description: pen & ink with some multicolor washes
Size and Notes on Paper: 18 3/8" x 42". Watermarked.
Box 25e Folder 2
Plan in pen & ink with gray, black and dark pink washes
Physical Description: pen & ink and pencil drawing with color washes
Size and Notes on Paper: 18.25" x 20"
Box 25e Folder 3
Ferme de Taille
Physical Description: Multicolor liquid medium with pen & ink, pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 19.25" x 13.5"
Box 25b Folder 1
Sketch with grey wash and iron gall ink embellishment
Physical Description: Grey wash drawing with iron-gall embellishment
Size and Notes on Paper: 10.5" x 7 5/8". Laid with countermark in the center.
Restriction: Should not be handled by patrons
Box 25b Folder 2
Plans of rooms in pen and ink
Physical Description: Architectural plan in pen & ink with some pencil
Size and Notes on Paper: 8.5" x 10.5"
Restriction: Should not be handled by patrons
Box 25b Folder 4
"Plan d'un terrain…" (pen and ink?)
Physical Description: Lithograph with some additions in pencil
Size and Notes on Paper: 17.5" x 23.5". Countermark on the right half and watermark on left.
Restriction: Should not be handled by patrons
Box 25b Folder 5
Map with text, hand drawn in brown, red ink and pencil
Physical Description: Pen and ink and pencil map with iron-gall text below
Size and Notes on Paper: 20.25" x 27". Laid with watermark at the right side.
Restriction: Should not be handled by patrons
Box 27a Folder 1
Boulevard plan, exterior Paris
Physical Description: Planographic print with hand multicolored washes
Size and Notes on Paper: 24" x 51". Two sheets attached along edges
Restriction: Possible mold contamination
Box 27b Folder 1
Black pencil sketch of house plan
Physical Description: Architectural sketch in pencil
Size and Notes on Paper: 11" x 9". Laid with countermark along left edge.
Box 27b Folder 2
Sketch in green
Physical Description: pen & ink with green watercolor and pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 9" x 12"
Box 27b Folder 3
Unfinished black pencil sketch
Physical Description: Pencil sketch on both sides
Size and Notes on Paper: 11.25" x 8.75". Laid with countermark at the left.
Box 27c Folder 1
Small pen and ink drawing of gazebo
Physical Description: pen & ink architectural drawing with pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 5.5" x 9"
Box 27c Folder 2
Sketch in ink and graphite pencil on blue paper
Physical Description: Pencil sketch
Size and Notes on Paper: 11.75" x 10". Laid with grape watermark in the center.
Box 27c Folder 3
House/garden plan in black ink and red liquid medium
Physical Description: Plan of house and garden in pen & ink with color washes
Size and Notes on Paper: 6.25" x 10.75". Laid with countermark at the lower left.
Box 27c Folder 4
Plan in black and brown ink and pink liquid medium
Physical Description: pen & ink sketch with liquid washes and iron gall inscriptions
Size and Notes on Paper: 3" x 8"
Box 27d Folder 1
Plan in black and brown ink and pink liquid medium
Physical Description: Plan in pen & ink with washes and iron gall inscriptions
Size and Notes on Paper: 5.25" x 8"
Box 27d Folder 2
Plan in black, red and grey liquid medium
Physical Description: pen & ink architectural plan with red and black washes and pencil inscriptions
Size and Notes on Paper: 5.75" x 9.75"
Box 27d Folder 3
Unfinished pencil sketch
Physical Description: Graphite pencil plan
Size and Notes on Paper: 5.25" x 6.75"
Box 27d Folder 4
Unfinished in black ink and red color
Physical Description: Unfinished architectural plan in pen & ink with color washes and pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 9.5" x 11.75". Part of a countermark at the lower right.
Box 27e Folder 1
Sketch of building façade in green
Physical Description: pen & ink architectural drawing with multicolor washes and pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 11" x 14". Two pieces of paper, countermark in the center of the larger piece.
Box 27e Folder 2
Plan in grey and pink
Physical Description: Architectural plan in pen & ink with coloring and iron gall inscriptions
Size and Notes on Paper: 15.25" x 20". Laid with watermark (left side) and countermark (right side) of the sheet
Box 27e Folder 3
Façade of building in pen, black ink, and pink
Physical Description: pen & ink drawing with pink wash and pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 11" x 15". Laid with watermark in the center of the larger dimensions paper and countermark in the center of the paper attached.
Box 27e Folder 4
Overhead plan in ink, pink and grey liquid medium
Physical Description: pen & ink architectural plan with grey and pink washes and pencil underdrawing with pencil inscriptions
Size and Notes on Paper: 9.75" x 15.25". Laid with countermarks in the center.
Box 27e Folder 5
Plan in black and brown ink and pink liquid medium
Physical Description: pen & ink architectural plan with pink and black washes, pencil underdrawing and iron-gall inscriptions
Size and Notes on Paper: 9" x 13.5"
Box 27g Folder 1
Sketch of interior with canopy bed
Physical Description: pen & ink with watercolor and pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 8.5" x 17.25"
Box 27g Folder 2
Architectural sketch in black pencil on blue paper
Physical Description: Architectural sketch in pencil (on both sides)
Size and Notes on Paper: 18.25" x 11.5". Laid with countermark.
Box 27g Folder 3
Architectural sketch in pink
Physical Description: Architectural sketch in pen & ink, pencil and pink coloring with red & black ink inscriptions
Size and Notes on Paper: 18.5" x 24.5"
Box 27g Folder 4
Sketch in graphite pencil
Physical Description: Architectural pencil sketch
Size and Notes on Paper: 11" x 17". Laid with watermark in the center.
Box 27h Folder 1
Plan in grey, pink, green liquid medium
Physical Description: Architectural plan in pen & ink with color washes and iron gall ink inscriptions
Size and Notes on Paper: 12.75" x 18". Laid with "Vander Ley" countermark in the center
Box 27h Folder 2
Pencil and ink sketch of house (with red ink)
Physical Description: Architectural pen & ink sketch with red ink subscriptions
Size and Notes on Paper: 15.75" x 17.75"
Box 27h Folder 3
Unfinished black pencil sketch
Physical Description: Pencil sketch
Size and Notes on Paper: 11.25" x 17.5". Laid with grape watermark in the center.
Box 27i Folder 1
Architectural sketch in black pencil
Physical Description: Architectural pencil sketch
Size and Notes on Paper: 20.5" x 26.5". Laid with large watermark in the center.
Box 27i Folder 2
Sketch on paper in pencil and black ink
Physical Description: pen & ink and pencil sketch with black ink inscriptions
Size and Notes on Paper: 17" x 22.25"
Box 27i Folder 3
City plan, near Paris
Physical Description: Planographic print with hand multicolor washes
Size and Notes on Paper: 21.25" x 22.25". Four sheets of paper attached along the edges
Box 27i Folder 4
Black pencil sketch with yellow and blue
Physical Description: Architectural drawing in pen & ink, and pencil hand-colored with watercolor
Size and Notes on Paper: 17" x 18"
Box 27j Folder 1
"Plan d'un terrain…" (pen and ink?)
Physical Description: Lithograph of architectural plan
Size and Notes on Paper: 17.5" x 23.5". Laid with Fleur-De-Lis watermark at the right half and countermark on the left
Box 27j Folder 2
"Plan d'un terrain…" (pen and ink?)
Physical Description: Lithograph of architectural plan
Size and Notes on Paper: 17.5" x 23.5"
Box 27j Folder 3
"Plan d'un terrain…" (pen and ink?)
Physical Description: Architectural hand colored (multicolor) lithograph with pencil additions
Size and Notes on Paper: 17.5" x 23.5"
Box 27k Folder 1
Unfinished plan in black pencil, ink, and pink medium
Physical Description: Architectural sketch in pencil, ink, and pink medium
Size and Notes on Paper: 20" x 23"
Box 27k Folder 2
Unfinished architectural sketch in black pencil and ink
Physical Description: Architectural sketch in black pencil and ink
Size and Notes on Paper: 18" x 26.75"
Box 27k Folder 3
Sketch in pencil and brown ink
Physical Description: Pen & brown ink and pencil with dimensions (architectural details) in brown ink
Size and Notes on Paper: 19.25" x 17"
Box 28b Folder 1
Pen and ink sketch with red liquid medium
Physical Description: pen & ink with pencil and burgundy wash
Size and Notes on Paper: 11" x 18". Laid with countermark in the center.
Box 24 Folder 3
Hand drawn map in several inks and liquid green colorant
Physical Description: Pen and ink (red, black, green) drawing with green and green-grey washes and red pencil preparatory grids
Size and Notes on Paper: 21.5" x 20"
Box 27f Folder 1
"Map of Loire-Saane Canal"
Physical Description: Hand-colored Intaglio print with pencil lines, note in iron-gall ink is attacted to verso of right side of map
Size and Notes on Paper: 9.25" x 25.5"
Box 27f Folder 2
"Projection Geo-Spherique" map
Physical Description: Intaglio with hand colored black ink
Size and Notes on Paper: 18" x 23.5". Laid paper with watermark on the right and countermark on the left
Box 27f Folder 3
"Plan de partie de lazcenal de Marseille", in ink and washes
Physical Description: Pen and ink with color washes with pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 17.5" x 8"
Box 27f Folder 4
"Plan du Fort de Gviol" drawn in ink, pencil, and colorants
Physical Description: Pen and ink plan with washes with iron-gall inscriptions
Size and Notes on Paper: 17.5" x 13.75". Lower sheet has a watermark below the center.
Box 28a Folder 1
"La France"
Physical Description: Intaglio print
Size and Notes on Paper: 9" x 12". Laid with countermark at the upper margin.
Box 28a Folder 2
"La France"
Physical Description: Intaglio print
Size and Notes on Paper: 9" x 12". Laid with a part of the watermark at the upper margin.
Box 28b Folder 2
Map of France in dark brown/black ink
Physical Description: Preliminary of map in pen & ink
Size and Notes on Paper: 14.5" x 9.5". Laid with countermarks in the center.
Box 28b Folder 3
Preliminary map in black ink with pencil grids
Physical Description: Map preliminary in black ink and pencil grids
Size and Notes on Paper: 14.25" x 9.5". Laid with Fleur-de-Lis watermark in the center.
Box 28b Folder 4
"France"
Physical Description: Printed in intaglio from incomplete plate
Size and Notes on Paper: 11.5" x 15.25". Laid with part of watermark at the upper part.
Box 28b Folder 5
"France"
Physical Description: Printed in intaglio from incomplete plate
Size and Notes on Paper: 11.5" x 15.25". Laid with watermark in upper central part.
Box 28c Folder 1
"Carte de France" map
Physical Description: Intaglio print
Size and Notes on Paper: 17" x 23". Laid with watermark in the center.
Box 28c Folder 2
"Carte du Compte-Venaissin" map
Physical Description: Intaglio print
Size and Notes on Paper: 20" x 15". Laid paper with watermark (approximately center)
Box 28c Folder 3
"Direction D'Angers" map
Physical Description: Hand-colored intaglio print with iron-gall ink inscriptions
Size and Notes on Paper: 23" x 32"
Box 28c Folder 4
"Direction D'Angers" map
Physical Description: Hand-colored Intaglio print with iron-gall ink inscriptions
Size and Notes on Paper: 22.5" x 31.5"
Box 28c Folder 5
Map in brown ink with colorants, washes
Physical Description: Pen and ink drawing with washes and iron-gall inscriptions; pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 19" x 27.5"
Box 26a Folder 1
Intaglio mineralogical map of Paris with red ink
Physical Description: Map in ink and graphite pencil
Size and Notes on Paper: 14.25" x 12". Watermarked and countermarked
Box 26a Folder 2
Map, near Lazio, in brown ink (iron gall?)
Physical Description: Map in iron-gall ink and pencil
Size and Notes on Paper: 10.125" x 13.5". Laid with watermark.
Box 26a Folder 3
Untitled map
Physical Description: Map in iron-gall ink
Size and Notes on Paper: 13.5" x 8.75". Laid with countermarks.
Box 26a Folder 4
Map, near Bergosam
Physical Description: Map in iron-gall ink
Size and Notes on Paper: 9" x 13.5". Laid with watermark in the center.
Box 26a Folder 5
Untitled map
Physical Description: Unfinished map in iron-gall ink and pencil
Size and Notes on Paper: 10.75" x 15.25". Laid with watermark at the left part.
Box 26b Folder 1
Drawing in pen and ink
Physical Description: Map in black ink with pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 9.25" x 11.75"
Box 26b Folder 2
"Carte Mineralogique de la Champagne" intaglio print
Physical Description: Intaglio (etching) print
Size and Notes on Paper: 13.75" x 20.75". Laid with watermark in the center.
Box 26b Folder 3
"Franche Compte" in black and brown ink and pencil
Physical Description: Brown ink and pencil
Size and Notes on Paper: 19.5" x 14.5". Laid with watermark and countermark.
Box 26c Folder 1
Mineralogical map in black, brown, and red ink
Physical Description: Intaglio print (map) with red ink & pencil corrections
Size and Notes on Paper: 14" x 14.5". Laid with countermarks.
Box 26c Folder 2
"Plan et Profil"
Physical Description: Plan printed in black
Size and Notes on Paper: 21" x 16.75". Laid paper with countermark.
Box 26c Folder 3
"Carte Mineralogique de L'Italie"
Physical Description: Map in pencil, ink and green washes
Size and Notes on Paper: 17.75" x 13.5". Laid with watermark.
Box 26c Folder 4
"Nouveau Plan D'Orleans" intaglio print
Physical Description: Intaglio print
Size and Notes on Paper: 11.75" x 17.25"
Box 26d Folder 1
"Carte Mineralogique," near Vexin. Intaglio print
Physical Description: Intaglio (etching) print
Size and Notes on Paper: 13.5" x 20.5". Laid with countermarks in the center.
Box 26d Folder 2
"Carte Mineralogique," near Valois. Intaglio print
Physical Description: Intaglio (etching) print
Size and Notes on Paper: 13 7/8" x 21". Laid with watermark in the center.
Box 26d Folder 3
"Carte Mineralogique," near Lorraine. Intaglio print
Physical Description: Intaglio (etching) print
Size and Notes on Paper: 15" x 19.5". Laid with watermark on the left part.
Box 26d Folder 4
"Carte Mineralogique," near L'Alsace
Physical Description: Intaglio (etching) print
Size and Notes on Paper: 16.25" x 21". Laid with countermarks on the right part.
Box 26e Folder 1
Map of area near Aix La Chapelle. Intaglio print
Physical Description: Intaglio (etching) print
Size and Notes on Paper: 13.5" x 20.75"
Box 26e Folder 2
Map drawn in red and black ink (partial)
Physical Description: Red & black ink with pencil underdrawing
Size and Notes on Paper: 9" x 20.5". Laid with watermark.
Box 26e Folder 3
"Plan de Soissons" intaglio, hand colored
Physical Description: Intaglio print with handcoloring (washes)
Size and Notes on Paper: 19.75" x 26.5". Laid with watermark in center.
Box 26e Folder 4
Preliminary map in brown ink
Physical Description: Map in brown ink with pencil underwriting
Size and Notes on Paper: 19" x 24". Laid with watermark and countermark.
Box 26f Folder 1
"Carte Topographica" of ancient Rome. Intaglio print and brown ink
Physical Description: Intaglio print with iron-gall marking
Size and Notes on Paper: 17.75" x 25.75"
Restriction: Mold contamination
Box 26f Folder 2
"Nouveau Plan de Lisle de Corse" Intaglio print
Physical Description: Intaglio print with iron-gall notations and marking
Size and Notes on Paper: 23.75" x 33.75". Laid with grapes countermark.
Restriction: Mold contamination
Box 26f Folder 3
Intaglio mineralogical map with hand coloring
Physical Description: Intaglio print with multicolor line with pencil notes and sketches (verso)
Size and Notes on Paper: 22.5" x 31.5". Laid paper with watermark.
Restriction: Mold contamination
Box 26f Folder 4
"Carte de Chartreuse" Intaglio print
Physical Description: Intaglio print with pencil and brown ink marking
Size and Notes on Paper: 16.75" x 32.75"
Restriction: Mold contamination
Box 26f Folder 5
"Direction De Laval", drawing in pencil, black and colored ink
Physical Description: Map in iron-gall ink with multicolor
Size and Notes on Paper: 19" x 24 7/8". Laid with countermark at the upper central park
Restriction: Mold contamination
Box 29
Madame Lavoisier's Travel Case
Box 29
Shoe Buckles
Undated
Box 29
Travel Knife/Fork
Undated
Box 29
Madame Lavoisier's Notebook
Undated
Box 29
Crucible with Spoon
Undated
Box 29a
6 Jetons and a Coin Purse
Four of the Jetons read: "Surete Dans La Confiance" Two jetons from the period of Lavoisier's membership in the Acadamie des Sciences.
Box 29b
9 Jetons and a coin purse
Jetons read: "Agriculture and Comerce"
Box 29c
8 Jetons and a Knitted Coin Purse
c. 1785
Jetons read" "Munificence Royale" - "Ex Utilitate Decus" From the Royal Scociety of Agriculture in Paris
Box 29d
2 Medals
Unknown, 1952
Caisse d'Escompte - Motto "Surete Dans La Confiance".
Commemorative Bronze Medal of Lavoisier made in 1952
Box 29e
Two Fortune Telling Games in Wooden Boxes
Undated
Box 29f
Four Science and Medicine Medals
1919, 1958, 1963
Box 30-31
2 Briefcases owned by Lavoisier (one when he was a child)
Box 41
Seven Plates from the Title Page of Traite Elementaire
Undated
Box 47
Mason's Apronin frame
Undated
Box 48
Blue Silk Collar in frame
Undated
Lavoisier's Wooden Ladder
Box 32
Cassini Maps 1-20
Box 33
Cassini Maps 21-40
Box 34
Cassini Maps 41-60
Box 35
Cassini Maps 61-80
Box 36
Cassini Maps 81-100
Box 37
Cassini Maps 101-120
Box 38
Cassini Maps 121-140
Box 39
Cassini Maps 141-160
Box 40
Cassini Maps 161-181