William Spencer collection of French manuscripts, 1770-1861.


William Spencer collection of French manuscripts, 1770-1861.

French letters and manuscripts relating primarily to French affairs during the latter part of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th century. Includes several pieces from the Napoleonic period. Among the writers of these manuscripts are Parisian literati, members of the Académie Française, artists, churchmen, as well as men in civil and military positions. They include Grimod de la Reynière, Louis-Francois Bausset, Jean-Baptiste Say, Thérésia Tallien, Ludovico Visconti, Fanny Beauharnais, Alphonse Perregaux, Maine de Biran, Pierre Béranger, Michel-Louis Talot, Jean Baptiste Royer, and many more.

234 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 8180085

University of Chicago Library

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Say, Jean-Baptiste, 1767-1832

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Visconti, Louis, 1791-1853

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Italian-French architect. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Lucas de Montigny, Mar. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270585705 ...

Perregaux, Alphonse Claude Charles Bernadin, comte, 1750-1808.

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Spencer, William M. (William Marvin), 1929-

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William M. Spencer was born in 1892 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Princeton in 1915 and enlisted as an officer in the 165th Infantry Regiment, the former "Fighting 69th" made famous by Col. William Donovan and Father Francis Duffy. As a 2nd Lieutenant, Spencer participated in the Second Battle of the Marne (1918), engaging the enemy on the heights near Villes sur Fere, France. His actions while wounded earned a Distinguished Service Cross. After the war in Chicago, Spencer worked at t...

Talot, Michel-Louis 1755-1828

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Royer, Jean-Baptiste 1733-1807

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Maine de Biran, Pierre, 1766-1824

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Bausset, Louis-François de (1748-1824).

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Grimod de La Reynière, Alexandre-Balthazar-Laurent, 1758-1837

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French gastronome and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Béziers, to his father, 1791 June 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870922 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to an unidentified woman ("ma belle cousine"), 1785 Jan. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870919 Theater critic and writer on gastonomy. He has been called the first systematic critic of cooking. In addtion to publications on food, including the Alm...

Tallien, Thérésia Cabarrus, 1773-1835

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French lady of fashion and revolutionary politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to the Comte Decazes, 1819 Dec. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575120 Amateur painter and friend of Empress Josephine. From the description of Letters : to Jean Francois Hollier, ca. 1820-1833. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 82910809 ...

William M. Spencer Collection of French Manuscripts

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Beauharnais, Fanny, comtesse de, 1737-1813

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Béranger, Pierre-Jean de, 1780-1857

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French songwriter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to an unidentified man, 1849 Apr. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 589113115 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Passy, to Juliette Gautier, 1849 Jan. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 589077793 Pierre-Jean de Béranger (1780-1857) was a French songwriter and satirist. After Napoleon's fall, he composed songs and poems satirizing the restored Bourbon monarchy and its government, lea...