France -- Colonies -- West Indies
Subject Source: Local (BRBL)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Michel Bégon papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 1756
The collection contains correspondence, reports, journals, lists, pamphlets and broadsides, and other papers relating to Michel Bégon and French colonial administration in the Caribbean, French maritime commerce, foreign relations, domestic economic matters, and botany in the 17th century.
Dates: circa 1651-1718
Donatien Marie Joseph de Vimeur, vicomte de Rochambeau papers relating to the French West Indies
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
André Thouin papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 1758
Abstract: The collection consists of volumes five through fifteen of André Thouin's fifteen-volume Manuscrits Agriculture Botanique, documenting Thouin's work as an agriculture botanist and professor at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in France. Included are correspondence, reports, notes, lists and catalogs of plants, memoirs, printed materials, artwork, and other papers concerning botany, gardening, plant propagation, arboriculture, museum administration, and...