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Finance de l'Angleterre collection

Call Number: MS Q13
Overview Collection of economic and historical essays and statistical charts, written in French, mostly regarding England, written in various and anonymous hands. Fair copies or final drafts (including at least one translation) describing England as a commercial nation: its natural resources, demography, commerce, politics, public finance, etc., often comparing the country with France. Theory of relationship between commerce and government. Some political gossip. Other topics include Swedish and...
Dates: Dates composed: 1751-1754; also 1693-1694, 1736, 1740-1750; dates covered: 1077-1377, 1483-1509, 1689-1754, 1746-1754

Frank Kersnowski papers

Call Number: MS 340

This collection includes correspondence and recordings of interviews with Irish writers, and additional paper materials related to interviews with the writers. The materials were compiled by Dr. Frank Kernsnowski, an English Professor and Irish studies scholar who earned his doctorate at the University of Kansas, and retired from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. Also included are enclosures removed from Kersnowski's book collection of Irish literature.

Dates: 1965 - 2003

Frederick Allan Whitehead papers

Call Number: RH MS 162

This collection consists of activist publications from the 1960s and 1970s, including from the Stevens Institute of Hoboken, New Jersey, and from the Students for a Democratic Society, maintained by Fred Whitehead from when he was a student at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas and Columbia University in New York.

Dates: 1963 - 1970

French fortifications

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: MS J3

36 plans of late 17th century fortifications, primarily in the region between France and Belgium.

Dates: 1667 - 1686

French Treaty of Alliance with Spain and Valais

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P119

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?

Gas. Ferquet letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P681

Gas. Ferquet writes during the Crimean War to an unknown recipient ("Madame") about his appreciation of the camaraderie of the war and the appointment of Ernest Louis Octave Courtot de Cissey (1810-1882) to General of the Brigade.

Dates: April 16, [1855?]

Giuseppe de Lama bound book of annotated poems

Call Number: MS C104

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

Généalogie de la maison de Turgot

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C313

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

Hollis Hedberg papers

Call Number: RH MS 546

Hollis Dow Hedberg was a world famous geologist who would become Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. The majority of this collection relates to his work for the Gulf Oil Corporation in various capacities in Venezuela and later in their corporate offices.

Dates: 1903-1988

[Il pastor fido.] Imitation du Berge Fidele, pastorele Italiene pour...Charlote Helene Gaiant

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C85

A 17th- or 18th-century copy of the pastoral tragicomedy, Il pastor fido, written in 1590 by the Italian poet and diplomat, Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538-1612).

Dates: 17th-18th century

James Joyce miscellany

Call Number: MS 134

A collection of photostat copies compiled by James F. Spoerri of Irish-born author James Joyce letters, primarily to publisher Grant Richards; poet Ezra Pound; Irish writer James Stephens; Joyce's daughter, Lucia Joyce; Joyce's sister, Eileen Joyce Shaurek, and others. The backs of some of the photostats are annotated with a repository name. Collection also includes some newspaper clippings and reprints of prospectuses for the novel Ulysses.

Dates: 1915 - 1919

Jane Wofford Malin collection

Call Number: RH MS 1444

Jane Wofford Malin grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, had a career teaching French in Texas, and then retired to her home town of Lawrence, Kansas. This collection documents her life and her connections to Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, and in France and abroad. The correspondence in this collection, as well as papers and photographs of Malin and each of her parents, represents two generations of Midwestern life.

Dates: approximately 1860s, 1890s-2016 (bulk 1926 - 2016)

Jean François Champollion manuscript

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS P64

Volume regarding alphabet of phonetic hieroglyphs, written by the French scholar and philologist who deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphs in the early 1820s. Apparently a copy of a printed book. "Lettera a Dacier…relative all’alfabeto del geroglifici fonetici…da Champollion il giovane a Parigi Presso Firmino Didot…1822, prima traduzione Italiana di C. Vandoni 1824."

Dates: 1824 or later

John Armstrong collection

Call Number: MS 101

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

Journal Astronomique de ma Campagne dans L'Inde

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C43

Travel and astronomy diary of an individual (Cotignon?) who spent time in India in the late 18th century.

Dates: 1787 - 1796

Le maniere dont on doit se comporter dans les principales actions de la guerre

Call Number: MS C234

Manual for an officer of the Imperial army, written by François Paul Martin, baron de Theillieres, who rose to the rank of colonel and commanded the troops of the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Volume concerns the Holy Roman Empire and Tuscany, Italy.

Dates: 1739-1742?

Letter from Gustave Flaubert to "Mon cher ami" [Henri-Félix Duquesnel]

Call Number: MS P741

In this brief letter written from his home in Croisset, France, the writer Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), is asking playwright and theatrical producer Henri-Félix Duquesnel to respond to an earlier letter.

Dates: November 6, 1871

Letter to Madame la Comtesse de Renty

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P670

This note was written by an amanuensis at Versailles, France, and pencilled notes indicate that it is signed by the Marquis de Castries (1727-1801) when he was Marechal de France. The letter is sent to Madame la Comtesse de Renty at the Convent de la Roquette, Faubourg, St. Antoine in Paris and is an acknowledgement of her request for payments, which are in arrears, and instructs her how and where she may receive what is due her.

Dates: March 4, 1784

Letter written by Deschamps

Call Number: MS P738

This letter, signed by "Deschamps sindic" [i.e. syndic] was found in the pages of the book Mémoire à consulter, pour la communauté des habitants de la Guillotière, & mandemant de Béchevelin. It was written from La Guillotière to "Monsieur" on November 3, 1786. This covering letter accompanied the copy of the "Mémoire" and invited the recipient to participate in the deliberations of the assembly.

Dates: November 3, 1786

Letters, literary manuscripts, and personal papers of the Porter family

Call Number: MS 28

The Porter family papers consist of letters, literary manuscripts and personal papers of an English literary family from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century. Two-thirds of the almost 3000 items in the collection consists of the correspondence of the siblings, Sir Robert Ker Porter (1777-1842), Jane Porter (1776-1850), Anna Maria Porter (1778-1832), and other members of the Porter family.

Dates: 1750 - 1849

Letters received by Edward Weston

Call Number: MS D159

The collection consists of 141 letters and related items bound together in a single volume and received by Edward Weston (1703-1770, Under-Secretary of State for the Northern Province, and editor of the London Gazette) from diplomats and governmental agents on the Continent, during the Wars of the Austrian Succession. The letters mostly concern military and political matters.

Dates: August 17-December 31, 1743

Lieutenant D'Orissey letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P675

This collection consists of a single letter, written by a Lieutenant D'Orissey of Paris, France (the signature on the letter is somewhat illegible; other possibilities for the name are D'Onure, D'Osier, D'Oiseau). The lieutenant writes to an unknown recipient who will soon work with the general comptroller. D'Orissey requests that a long standing payment continue to be made to Monsieur Delpuh de St. Denis.

Dates: March 22, 1786

Livre des gages

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS B60

This is the account book in which Alexandre, Comte de Warfusée (1618-1658), recorded wages paid to domestic servants during the years 1639-1645.

Dates: 1639 - 1645

Mathieu François Pidansat de Mairobert literary manuscript

Call Number: MS B23

"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

Maupin family papers

 Collection — Folder: 1-2
Call Number: RH MS P406

This collection consists of a genealogical history of the Maupin family compiled by Florence M. Maupin in 1981. It contains details about the Maupin family's journey from France to the United States, family stories, an index of prominent Maupin family members, and Maupin's research process and materials.

Dates: 1981

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