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Voltaire, 1694-1778

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1694 - 1778
  • Existence: February 20, 1694
  • Existence: May 30, 1778

Voltaire (1694-1778), French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Boswell Collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 89
Overview: The Boswell Collection contains the correspondence, diaries, and manuscripts of author James Boswell; estate records, letters, personal and professional papers, and other materials documenting the lives and careers of ten generations of Boswells and their possession of the barony of Auchinleck; and correspondence relating to the political career of Alexander Bruce, Earl of Kincardine.
Dates: 1428-1936, bulk 1700-1795

British Theatrical and Literary Prints

 Collection
Call Number: LWL MSS 33
Overview: British Theatrical and Literary Prints is a collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century engravings and etchings depicting scenes and characters from 267 plays and stories by 112 authors that were published in England and Ireland during those two centuries. The prints are generally small in format—octavo or quarto in size—and most were extracted from publications.
Dates: 1711-1880, bulk 1770-1820, 1711-1880, bulk 1770-1820

Fowler & Wells Portrait Posters for Physiognomy Lectures

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1000
Overview: A set of nineteen posters with 112 bust portraits depicting identified men and women, primarily authors, artists, scientists, monarchs, and religious and political leaders from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a group of idealized heads illustrating characteristics identified by phrenologists.
Dates: circa 1860

French government documents and political pamphlets

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1006
Overview: Printed censorship decrees (1626-1789) issued by the Parlement of Paris, provincial Parlements, the Conseil d'Etat du Roi, bishops and archbishops in France, Pope Clemens XI, and others make up the largest part of the French government documents and political pamphlets. Most of the works banned are ecclesiastical. A small amount of political literature and government decrees from the period of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era are also included.
Dates: 1626-1804

Frederick R. Koch collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 601
Overview: The Frederick R. Koch Collection consists of musical, literary, and historical materials collected by Frederick R. Koch, principally through purchases at public auctions, 1979-1986. Including individual items, concentrations of related materials, and several extensive archives, the collection is a broad and deep resource for study of the lives and works of a range of composers, authors, and other historical figures.Most materials are music manuscripts, literary manuscripts, drawings, and...
Dates: 1640-1983

Letter : Kleve, to Monsieur Walthers, Dresden, Jul 14

 Part of Collection — Box: 55, Folder: GROUP 2024, F-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Brief ALS, with envelope.

In French.
Dates: Jul 14

Letters : to Arthur Hill-Trevor Dungannon, Viscount and Baron Hill of Olderfleet, 1764 Mar

 Part of Collection — Box: 55, Folder: GROUP 2024, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS, Mar 8, 1764; and AL, Mar 13, [1764], both discussing polygamy.

Accompanied by a printed biographical article.

Letters are in English; the biographical article is in French.

Besterman 10918 and 10927.
Dates: 1764 Mar

[Collection of 233 letters and envelopes]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FC76 1/3
Overview: Manuscripts, in multiple hands, of a collection of 233 letters by various notables on numerous subjects, many of them concerning personal affairs. The first volume, for example, contains notes on "Eastward Hoe" and "Old Plays" by S. Pegge and letters by George North on the value of old coins; the second volume contains letters by Voltaire, Horace Walpole, Edmund Burke, Charles Lamb, Robert Peel, and Hannah More, as well as a poem titled "On Faulkners Edition of...
Dates: [18th and 19th century]

Reply to Sir James Marriott, 1767 Feb 26

 Part of Collection — Box: 35, Folder: GROUP 753, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC