Generals -- France -- 18th century
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: GEN MSS 1135
Scope and Contents: Circa 500 manuscript and printed documents relating to military and political events in France, 1740s-1780s, and the military career of François-Gaston, duc de Lévis, including correspondence, diaries, maps, drawings, and other military and legal documents. Papers relate to Lévis's defense of Provence during the War of the Austrian Succession, 1748, and the ambassadorship of his cousin, Gaston Charles Pierre de Lévis, duc de Mirepoix, in London, 1749-1753; Lévis's participation in the...
Dates: 1741-1780, bulk 1748-1773
Call Number: GEN MSS 1576
Scope and Contents: The papers consist of 56 dossiers containing over 3600 documents relating to government of Martinique, Guadeloupe, and other French colonies in the West Indies, most dating from Rochambeau’s term as gouverneur général des Isles du Vent, 1792-1794. Also present are small amounts of papers created by earlier colonial administrators, 1762-1791, or relating to Rochambeau’s surrender to the British, parole, and return to Saint-Domingue, 1794-1802. Twenty-one maps, most in ink and watercolor,...
Dates: 1758-1802, bulk 1792-1794