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Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Boswell collection : addition

Call Number: GEN MSS 150
Abstract: The papers primarily document the administration of the debt-burdened estate of Auchinleck after the death of Sir Alexander Boswell in 1822. They include business and legal correspondence; accounts, receipts, valuations and other estate records; the process of the settlement of Sir Alexander Boswell's heritable estate; and other financial and personal papers.The papers also contain material pertaining to the related family of Douglas of Garallan, including land records, financial...
Dates: 1634-1960, bulk 1822-1857

Clinton papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 168
Abstract: The Clinton Papers contain correspondence, letterbooks, financial papers and other material documenting aspects of the lives and military careers of Sir William Henry Clinton (1769-1846) and his brother Sir Henry Clinton (1771-1829). They include hundreds of letters from Henry to William Henry, many written from Spain during the Napoleonic Wars, as well as letters by other members of the Clinton family; journals kept by Sir Henry Clinton, the letterbooks of Sir William Henry Clinton, and...
Dates: 1754-1879

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1808 November 19

 Item — [47]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi's maid Chauncey requests some of Dr. Thackeray's "Electuary," which Mr. Moore cannot make because he has no Roman Wormwood. Piozzi hopes Napoleon's difficulties in Spain, even if he conquers it, will show that he has more "good Fortune" than "good Conduct," and prove that he is an "Empiric rather than a great General or Politician." Mr. Piozzi is cross, but on the whole in much better health. People mentioned: Chauncey, Mr. Moore, Mr. Broster, Lady Williams, Buonaparte, Miss Selina...
Dates: 1808 November 19

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1804 January 8

 Item — [23]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Mr. Piozzi's health has improved, but Hodgkins still has a dangerously high pulse, despite the foxglove and the blood that was drawn. Piozzi wishes the French would attack now to let the English volunteers do their duty and to "keep them from wicked thoughts" while there is no harvest. She also describes a cartoon about Napoleon. People mentioned: Dr. Thackeray, Mr. Piozzi, Hodgkins (the valet), Buonaparte and John Bull.

Dates: 1804 January 8

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1806 December 10

 Item — [33]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Mr. Piozzi's health continues to mend. Mrs. Piozzi discusses the "new scheme of blockading Great Britain." People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi, Mr. Piozzi's "Attendant Men," Bowen, Mr. Mostyn, Mr. Mostyn's wife and children, and Selina (Dr. Thackeray's daughter).

Dates: 1806 December 10

Joseph Head Marshall papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1120

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.

Dates: 1800-1836

Sir John Orde papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 133
Abstract: The papers consist of correspondence, letterbooks, order books, signal logs, and related naval and Admiralty papers that document aspects of Sir John Orde's naval career, primarily during the Napoleonic Wars. The collection provides substantial information related to Orde's bitter disputes with Admiral of the Fleet John Jervis, Lord St. Vincent; his rivalry with Horatio Nelson; and his professional frustration with the workings of the Admiralty Board and its bureaucracy. The collection also...
Dates: 1789-1878, bulk 1798-1805

Walter L. Pforzheimer collection of historical manuscripts

Call Number: GEN MSS 838
Abstract: 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...
Dates: circa 1370-1960s, bulk 1500-1830

Hester Lynch Piozzi Letters to Dr. William Makepeace Thackeray

Call Number: MSS 29

The collection comprises 98 autograph letters from Hester Lynch Piozzi to her friend and physician, Dr. William Makepeace Thackeray, dated between April 16, 1795, and September 10, 1816, compiled and bound together in a single album.

Dates: 1795-1816

John Trumbull papers

Call Number: MS 506

The papers consist of correspondence, legal and financial records, and writings which document the artistic career, business ventures, and personal life of John Trumbull. The papers also include correspondence, diaries, and financial and legal records of other Trumbull family members and of related Huntington, Lanman, Silliman, and Wadsworth family members. Files of Theodore Sizer containing his research material and writings on John Trumbull are also in the papers.

Dates: 1750-1961