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Louis, King of France, XIV, 1638-1715



  • Existence: 1638 - 1715

Louis XIV (1638-1715), King of France from 1643 until his death in 1715.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Italian castle archive

Call Number: GEN MSS 110
Overview: The collection contains over 2,000 short manuscripts and printed documents including news bulletins, diplomatic reports, histories, letters, scholarly and practical treatises, legal records, broadsides, genealogies, sermons and orations, plays, and poems. It is especially rich in material concerning the diplomatic role of the Papal States during the War of the Spanish Succession; reports on papal conclaves, instructions to nuncios, and letters from the College of Cardinals; and items pertaining...
Dates: circa 1550-1848, bulk 1600-1750

Letter : Versailles, to Monsieur de Reveillon, 1676 Sep 19

 Part of Collection — Box: 176 (Broadside), Folder: GROUP 583, F-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Autograph letter in secretarial hand, signed by Louis XIV, concerning the fortifications of the French towns of Charleville and Mont Olimpe.

Countersigned by Jean Baptiste Colbert.

Removed from Opera by Vergilius Maro (Paris, 1675).

Accompanied by an autograph manuscript English translation in an unidentified hand.
Dates: 1676 Sep 19

Letter de Noblesse : Versailles, to [Mr. Pierre de Piquet?], 1654 Feb

 Part of Collection — Box: 175 (Broadside), Folder: GROUP 583, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Manuscript signed by Louis XIV.

Illustrated with colored coat of arms.

In French.
Dates: 1654 Feb

Walter L. Pforzheimer collection of historical manuscripts

Call Number: GEN MSS 838
Overview: The Walter L. Pforzheimer Collection of Historical Manuscripts contains approximately 500 manuscript documents, circa 1370s-1870s, consisting of letters, legal documents, and other manuscripts written or signed by European heads of state, government, diplomatic, military or church officials, or literary authors. Most materials are French, including documents signed by French royalty and nobility, 14th-18th centuries. Many French manuscripts date from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars,...
Dates: circa 1370-1960s, bulk 1500-1830