Papers of the marquis de Lafayette, 1457-1990.

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Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. Papers of the marquis de Lafayette, 1457-1990.

Papers of the marquis de Lafayette, 1457-1990.

Correspondence, letterbooks, writings, speeches, reports, minutes, notes, military records, financial and legal documents, family papers, broadsides, and other papers relating chiefly to the marquis's military, political, and private life, as well as to French and American history of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Subjects include Lafayette's involvement in the American Revolution and in the French revolutions of 1789 and 1830, his imprisonment in Prussian and Austrian jails (1792-1797), and his dealings with French and American political figures and with leaders of revolutionary movements in other countries. Includes Lafayette's annotated draft of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and a holograph ms. of the secret code used by Lafayette and George Washington during the American Revolution. Also includes papers of the Lafayette (La Fayette) family; records of household activities at the Château de la Grange, where Lafayette lived from 1799 until his death; papers of the Lasteyrie family, descendants of Lafayette who also inhabited the chateau; and papers of the allied Jarnac family. Lafayette's correspondents include John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Simón Bolívar, James Fenimore Cooper, Charles James Fox, Andrew Jackson, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, La Colombe, Louis XVIII, James Madison, James Monroe, Napoleon I, Thomas Paine, Louis-Philippe Ségur, Madame de Staël, Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Pèrigord, Martin Van Buren, Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, George Washington, and Martha Washington. Lafayette family papers include those of Lafayette's wife Marie Adrienne de Noailles, marquise de Lafayette; of his children, Anastasie du Motier de La Fayette, comtesse de La Tour-Maubourg; Virginie du Motier de La Fayette, marquise de Lasteyrie du Saillant, and her husband, Louis, marquis de Lasteyrie du Saillant; Georges Washington Louis Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, and his daughter, Natalie Renée Emilie du Motier de La Fayette Périer; and of Lafayette's father, Michel Louis Christophe Roch Gilbert Motier, marquis de La Fayette. Lasteyrie family papers relate chiefly to assistance given to members of King Louis-Philippe's family during the revolution of 1848 by Virginie's son, Adrien-Jules, marquis de Lasteyrie du Saillant, and his wife, Olivia de Rohan-Chabot, marquise de Lasteyrie du Saillant. Jarnac family papers include those of Olivia de Rohan-Chabot's grandfather, Guy-Auguste de Rohan-Chabot, comte de Jarnac, relating to his service in the army of French princes (1792- ); papers of Olivia's father, Louis Charles Guillaume de Rohan-Chabot, comte de Jarnac, pertaining to his career in the British Army; and papers of Olivia's brother, Philippe-Ferdinand-Auguste de Rohan-Chabot, comte de Jarnac, documenting his service as ambassador to England, his mission to retrieve the body of Napoleon from Saint Helena, and a mission to Egypt. His correspondents include François Guizot and Alphonse de Lamartine.

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Born Marie Adrienne Françoise de Noailles; married the marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) in 1774. Although they were influential supporters of the new French republic, the Lafayettes opposed the extremists who came to power in 1792. While her husband was forced into exile, the marquise was imprisoned twice. After her second arrest in October 1793, George Washington intervened in her case, but she was not released until 1795. From the description of ALS : Brioude, France, to a represe...

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

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Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobi...

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Louis XVIII, King of France, 1755-1824

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Adams, John, 1735-1826

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Jarnac family.

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Vergennes, Charles Gravier, comte de, 1719-1787

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French statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Versailles, to an unidentified recipient, 1777 Oct. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583336 French foreign minister. From the description of Letter, 1779 Feb. 13, Versailles, to John Adams. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 173971950 Title: Comte British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000563.0x00...

Great Britain. Army

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Whitmore was govenor of Cape Breton Island and the Island of St. John (Prince Edward Island). From the description of Receipt for wages paid for labor in the Cape Breton colliery : manuscript, 1760. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612812416 Administrative history unavailable. The University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections has a mandate to acquire military papers. From the description of Great Britain Army collection. [1800-1941]. (University o...