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Généalogie de la maison de Turgot

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C313

Overview

Created in 1775 by Denis François Gastelier de la Tour, this apparently unpublished genealogy traces the Turgot family, prominent in 18th-century France, back to the 15th century. The full title reads: "Généalogie de la maison de Turgot faite en Juin 1775, par le S[ieu]r Gastelier de la Tour auteur de l’Armorial des Etats de Languedoc et de plusieurs autres ouvrages."

Dates

  • June 1775

Creator

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

1 volume : Quarto volume, 20 pages. Bound in mottled calf, sides with triple gilt rules, spine gilt with abbreviated title lettered vertically “G.D.L.M.T.” Illustration, armorial device at head of page 3. ; 23 x 16 cm

Scope and Contents

This pre-Revolutionary genealogy of the Turgot family was compiled in 1775 by Denis François Gastelier de la Tour (1709-1781). Although a number of his heraldic and genealogical works were published, this brief 20-page genealogy apparently remained in manuscript form (see footnote to introduction of 1913 edition of the “Oeuvres de Turgot”).

This was written the year following the appointment of Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, 1727-1781, an economist, as Controller-General of France. It traces the family back to the 15th century. The biographical statements accompanying each entry are brief, with two exceptions. Two pages are devoted to Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot’s father, Michel-Etienne Turgot (1690-1751) who served as Mayor of Paris and was responsible for the creation of the large-scale (bird’s-eye-view style) plan of Paris completed in 1739. His son’s biography occupies one page. The final entry is for Michel-Antoine-François Turgot, born 10 May 1757.

Physical Location

MS C313

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Justin Croft Antiquarian Books, 2015.

Bibliography

  • Bretez, Louis. 1739. Plan de Paris commence l’année 1734. Dessiné et gravé sous les orders de Messire Michel Etienne Turgot … achevé de graver en 1739 … Levé et dessiné par Louis Bretez. [Paris.] Located in Spencer Research Library at J4
  • Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques. Oeuvres de Turgot “…précédée d’une notice sur la vie et les ouvrages de Turgot, par M. Eugène Daire.” Paris: Guillemin. 2 vols. Located in Spencer Research Library at Howey C145
  • Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques. 1913-1923. Oeuvres de Turgot et documents le concernant, avec biographie et notes, par Gustave Schelle. Tomes 1-2. Located in the KU Library Annex at 330.8 C685c v. 3
Title
Guide to the Généalogie de la maison de Turgot faite en Juin 1775, par le S[ieu]r Gastelier de la Tour auteur de l’Armorial des Etats de Languedoc et de plusieurs autres ouvrages
Subtitle
Généalogie de la maison de Turgot
Status
Completed
Author
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Date
2016-04-04
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/4470989796
Preferred citation
Généalogie de la maison de Turgot, MS C313, Kenneth Spencer Research Libraries, University of Kansas Libraries.

Repository Details

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