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Album of Architectural and Topographical Drawings and Etchings

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C297
Overview

This album of scenic views of buildings, topography and architectural details seems to been assembled by an amateur or student artist with the initials H.P. They probably record travels in Denmark, France, Switzerland and Britain circa 1889-1890, but some of the sketches may have been made from photographs.

Dates: 1889 - 1890

Choix d'ariettes et de chansons de table

 Collection
Call Number: MS B35
Overview

Group of songs, without music, collected into a single volume, possibly in France. Includes love songs, light songs, drinking songs, political songs. Napoleon is mentioned; sometimes gives name of tune or of opera.

Dates: approximately 1791 - 1819?

Claude de Guénégaud collection

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D108
Overview

Documents concerning Claude de Guénégaud's defense against an accusation of having falsified and suppressed the Rolls of 1654 and 1657 in France. Bound collection of 1 manuscript and 9 pamphlets, some with manuscript annotations.

Dates: after 1663

Claude Petiet letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P249
Overview

This collection consists of a single letter written by an amanuenses for Claude Petiet, the French Minister of War, regarding backpay for the gendarmes. Written on both sides of a single sheet, the letterhead states "Liberte Egalite" with a motif in the middle for the French Republic.

Dates: 3 Floreal V [April 22, 1797]

Collection of Accounts of Political and Governmental events

 Collection
Call Number: MS E205
Overview

Collection of 72 separately written accounts of Parliamentary debates, political law-cases, diplomatic correspondence, etc., bound together in two volumes. Most (perhaps all) are near-contemporary copies of the originals.

Dates: Events date from 1558-1640; writings separately copied 17th century (nearly contemporary)

De Campront family charters

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D47
Overview

This volume includes 39 copies of charters originally dated between 1268 and 1544. These charters record property acquisitions, marriage settlements, and other financial arrangements made by the Campront family of Normandy, France.

Dates: copied from charters dating 1268-1544

D'Olier family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 246
Overview

This collection of manuscripts and published sources concerns the life and ancestry of Richard D'Olier of Dublin, Ireland, a leader in 18th century Dublin Methodism whose Huguenot ancestors emigrated from France to Ireland. Included is a memoir recounting the 1793 to 1794 imprisonment of the Richard D'Olier family members who were residing at Montauban in the south of France when the Reign of Terror commenced.

Dates: approximately 1884-1909

Family estate papers of the Marquis de Sade

 Collection
Call Number: MS 16
Overview

The Gaufridy Collection includes 1,880 manuscript letters and documents received by the Marquis de Sade's estate manager, Gaspard Gaufridy, and other materials from the Marquis, his wife, and other correspondents during the last quarter of the 18th century. The correspondence primarily concerns the management of the de Sade family estates. Also present are draft transcriptions in modernized French prepared in the mid-1960s by University of Kansas faculty and their students.

Dates: 1767 - 1802

French Treaty of Alliance with Spain and Valais

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P119
Overview

Copy of a treaty between France and Spain and Valais during the reign of Louis XIV, possibly copied in 1730. "Renouuellement d'alliance entre le Roi tres Chretien de France et de Nauarre d’une part et les louables Cantons Catholiques de la Suisse et la louable Republique de Valais de l'autre fait a Soleure le 9 mai 1715."

Dates: 1730?

Giuseppe de Lama bound book of annotated poems

 Collection
Call Number: MS C104
Overview

Bound book of poems, annotated. Fair copy (holograph?) made apparently to present to the dedicatee, "Madame la Comtesse Blanche Uggeri de la Somaglia" (Somaglia, Bianca Uggeri Capece della, 1743-1822, of Piacenza). The volume includes social verses with semi-biographical notes on the Parisians who inspired them and their own poems. There are also some political allusions.

Dates: 1795 - 1796

John Armstrong collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 101
Overview

Collection of primarily political and military letters and manuscripts written by Colonel John Armstrong of the British Army of the early 18th century, an engineer and expert on the Dunkirk fortifications in France.

Dates: 1704 - 1730

Mathieu François Pidansat de Mairobert literary manuscript

 Collection
Call Number: MS B23
Overview

"Correspondence secrète et familière de M. de Maupeou Chancelier de France avec M. de Sorhouet con[seill]er du nouveau Parlement." Correspondence of Mathieu François Pidansat de Mairobert, 1727-1779, copied into a volume.

Dates: after 1774

Papers of Eugene Chauvet

 Collection
Call Number: MS E59
Overview

Trader's personal records of Eugene Chauvet (journal, historical essays, natural history, family papers, logbooks, vade-mecum, child's sketches, and other related materials). The principal part of these papers is his "Ephemerides": a semi-journal particularly devoted to natural history (especially agricultural botany), his family life, illnesses, politics, logbooks of his travels, and to the history and description of Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

Dates: 1783; 179?; 1826-1882

Physionomie du Théâtre de l'Odéon

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS E24
Overview

An llustrated satire in French against the acting and audiences at the Odéon Theater, Paris,

Dates: approximately 1842-1845?

Pierre de L'Estoile bound manuscript fragment

 Collection
Call Number: MS C72
Overview

Fragments of poems, prose, and other items from 16th century French diarist Pierre de L'Estoile.

Dates: after 1591, probably before 1611

Saint Sauveur book of medical and technological receipts

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D156
Overview

Primarily medical receipts (informal directions for compounding and administering folk-remedies); some horse-medicine; also directions for making pigments, for fishing, for removing ink-spots, for secret writing, for catching birds, for making varnish, for mending china...

Dates: approximately 1739

Two literary manuscripts by Mademoiselle de Lubert

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS B182
Overview

Marie-Madeleine de Lubert (1702-1785), whose published books identify her more formally as Mlle (Mademoiselle) de Lubert, was the author of about a dozen contes de fées (fairy stories). The two texts in the volume in this collection, "Les événements comiques conte" and "Chélidonide histoire grecque," are unpublished literary manuscripts attributed to Mlle de Lubert.

Dates: approximately 1740-1760

Voyage dans les provinces meridionales de la France

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS B12
Overview

Travel diary kept by Monsieur L'Abbe G, professor emeritus at the University of Paris, to the southern provices of France in 1758.

Dates: 1758

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