Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837

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French government representative in Saint Domingue (now Haiti).

From the description of Letter, 1786 June 29 ; Port-au-Prince, Saint Domingue, to the Chevalier de Brun. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270444

From the description of Letter, 1786 June 29; Port-au-Prince, Saint Domingue, to the Chevalier de Brun. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19210588

Marquis François de Barbé-Marbois (1745-1837), a French government official who served as minister of finance under Napoleon, negotiated the sale of Louisiana to the U.S.

From the description of Complot d'Arnold et de Henry Clinton contre les Etats-Unis, 1806? (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122576050

François Barbé-Marbois was a councillor of state, director of the Trésor public (Treasury), and a senator under the French Consulate. In 1803 he negotiated the Louisiana Purchase treaty by which Louisiana was ceded to the United States.

From the description of François Barbé-Marbois letter, circa 1800-1834. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 725508299

French politician.

From the description of François, marquis de Barbé-Marbois, correspondence and manuscript, 1803. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455165

Author was the French consul at Philadelphia.

From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1785. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155885964

The marquis de Barbé-Marbois (1745-1837), Minister of the French Treasury, 1803.

From the description of Letter: to Monsieur Livingston, Ministre plénipotentiaire des États Unis /by François Barbé-Marbois, 1803 Dec 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702127528

French government official.

From the description of Letters, [1799]-1806. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936480

Marquis François de Barbé-Marbois (1745-1837), a French government official who served as minister of finance under Napoleon, negotiated the sale of Louisiana to the U.S.

From the guide to the Complot d'Arnold et de Henry Clinton contre les Etats-Unis : manuscript, 1806?, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

François Barbé-Marbois is perhaps best known for negotiating the Louisiana Purchase as Minister of Finance under Napoleon. However, this was but one segment of a long and varied career during which the marquis showed a remarkable talent for adapting to changing political winds. Barbé-Marbois had a long diplomatic career in America, serving as secretary of the French legation to the newly-formed United States under Luzerne, and later as Consul-General and representative.

In 1784, Barbé-Marbois was allegedly assaulted in Philadelphia by the chevalier Charles Julian de Longchamps, and a public controversy arose as to whether the defendant was to be tried in Pennsylvania or in France, as that nation's courts demanded. Longchamps was married to an American and had supposedly taken the oath of citizenship, but had been in this country less than a year and was a French military officer. These documents show that Longchamps was eventually tried and sentenced in the Pennsylvania courts. It is unknown whether he remained in this country.

From the guide to the François Barbé-Marbois papers, Barbé-Marbois, François, 1784-1790, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

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referencedIn Monroe, James, 1758-1831. Letter to Thomas Swan and John S. Skinner [manuscript] 1809 and 1830. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837. Letter: to Monsieur Livingston, Ministre plénipotentiaire des États Unis /by François Barbé-Marbois, 1803 Dec 5. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Law, Jacques Alexandre Bernard, marquis de Lauriston, 1768-1828. Autograph letter signed : Paris, to M. le Garde des Sceaux, 1816 Jan. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Jacquard, Mayor of Cayenne, fl. 1800. Document signed : Cayenne, 1800 Jan. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837. Letter, 1786 June 29; Port-au-Prince, Saint Domingue, to the Chevalier de Brun. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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creatorOf Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837. Complot d'Arnold et de Henry Clinton contre les Etats-Unis, 1806? New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Longchamps, chevalier de. Longchamps manuscripts, 1780-1784. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837. Letter, 1782 [January] 29, Philadelphi[a], [Pennsylvania], to [Thomas Jefferson], n.p. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817. Papers, 1757-1836. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIa, 1743-1806 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Taylor, Orla Benedict, 1865-1945,. Napoleon autograph collection, 1792-1843. University of Michigan
referencedIn Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1943, (bulk 1775-1826) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Franklin-Bache Papers, 1707-1799 American Philosophical Society
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creatorOf University of Pennsylvania. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1784-1934, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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creatorOf Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837. Papers of Francois Barbé-Marbois [manuscript] 1781-88. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Orfila, Matthieu Joseph Bonaventure, 1787-1853. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf François Barbé-Marbois papers, Barbé-Marbois, François, 1784-1790 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Complot d'Arnold et de Henry Clinton contre les Etats-Unis : manuscript, 1806? New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837. Letter, 1784 [December] 11, Philadelphi[a], to [William Short], n.p. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921. General Count de Rochambeau and The Château de Rochambeau, and related materials, ca. 1892-1895. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Monroe, James, 1758-1831. James Monroe letter to LaFayette or Barbé-Marbois [manuscript], 1829 June 24. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Clay, Charles, fl. 1799-1819,. Letters of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe, 1813-1817, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813. Letter : Clermont, N.Y., to [François Barbé-]Marbois, [Paris?], 1805 Dec. 16. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837. Complot d'Arnold et de Henry Clinton contre les Etats Unis, Septembre 1780, 1807. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1785. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837. Letters, [1799]-1806. Cornell University Library
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creatorOf Clausel de Coussergues, Jean Claude, 1759-1846. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to the Marquis de Marbois, [n.d., ca. 1829]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837. François Barbé-Marbois papers 1784-1790. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837. Letter, 1782 [April] 22, Philadelphi[a], [Pennsylvania], to [Thomas Jefferson], n.p. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Castries, Armand-Charles-Augustin de La Croix, duc de, 1756-1842. Autograph letter signed : Paris, to "mon cher Marbois", 1832 Oct. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Shippen, William, 1736?-1808. Prescription book, 1789 Oct. 1-1791 July 10. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn William Shippen prescription book, 1789 Oct. 1-1791 July 10, 1789-1791 American Philosophical Society
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Haiti
Delaware
United States
West Indies, French
France
France
France
United States
Germany
United States
West Indies, French
Haiti
United States
France
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
United States
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
United States
France--19th century
United States
Subject
Statesmen
Smuggling
Diplomats--History--18th century
Louisiana Purchase
Agriculture
Financial administration
Diplomats--United States--History--18th century
Government administration--History
Occupation
Public officers--United States
Politicians--France
Public officers--France
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Birth 1745

Death 1837

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