Arthur H. and Mary Marden Dean Lafayette Collection, 1520-1849.

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Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. Arthur H. and Mary Marden Dean Lafayette Collection, 1520-1849.

Arthur H. and Mary Marden Dean Lafayette Collection, 1520-1849.

Manuscripts, correspondence, documents, broadsides, microfilms, objects, and graphics by, to or about Lafayette and his family, with family documents extending back to 1520 and through the death of Georges Washington Lafayette in 1849. Includes texts of Lafayette's speeches, his commentary on public events, material compiled for inclusion in his memoirs, financial statements, letters he wrote to his wife from America during the Revolution, letters he wrote while imprisoned in Austria (1792-1797); many letters from foreign correspondents on the progress of liberal causes in their countries, including letters from leaders of the Italian revolutionary movement; notes concerning the Belgian revolution, letters and documents on his involvement in the Italian and Polish revolutions, and documents concerning the management of family business affairs, including the management of the family estates. Also included are objects from the Lafayette estate, including two clocks and a life mask of the Marquis de Lafayette by Pierre Houdon (on loan from the Johnson Art Museum). Correspondents include: Marie Adrienne Françoise de Noailles Lafayette (Lafayette's wife), Georges Washington Lafayette (Lafayette's son), Philippe Beauchet, the Princesse d'Hénin, Thomas Pinckney, Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, Madame de Staël, Mary Shelley, Jeremy Bentham, Robert Owen, Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, James Madison, John Adams, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Jared Sparks, Emma Willard, and Frances Wright. Also, videotapes and DVDs of films in which Lafayette appears as a character: "Lafayette," "Reign of Terror," "America," "Jefferson in Paris," "The Black Book," "Marie Antoinette," and "The Howards of Virginia." These are cataloged individually.

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