Joseph Head Marshall papers
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, notes, writings, records of payments, espionage reports, a diary, and a code book, dating from 1800 to 1836, documenting Marshall's career as a double and sometimes triple agent during the Napoleonic period and the Bourbon Restoration. The material is bound in 26 volumes numbered 1-22 and 23-27, with most volumes containing a manuscript list of contents presumably prepared by a former owner.
Language of Materials
In English and French.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Hans P. Kraus, 1967.
Arranged by volume number.
2.09 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Correspondence, notes, writings, records of payments, espionage reports, a diary, and a code book, dating from 1800 to 1836, documenting Marshall's career as a double and sometimes triple agent during the Napoleonic period and the Bourbon Restoration. The material is bound in 26 volumes numbered 1-22 and 24-27, with most volumes containing a manuscript list of contents presumably prepared by a former owner.
Joseph Head Marshall was a medical doctor who was a master spy during the Napoleonic era, working for the English and the Bourbon kings of France.
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The collection is comprised of material formerly classed as Uncat MS Vault 181.
- Espionage, British -- France
- France -- Foreign relations -- 19th century
- France -- History -- Restoration, 1814-1830
- Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 19th century
- Marshall, Joseph Head
- Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
- Spies -- France
- Spies -- France -- 19th century
- Spies -- Great Britain
- Spies -- Great Britain -- 19th century
- Guide to the Joseph Head Marshall Papers
- Under Revision
- Beinecke Staff
- April 2014
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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