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Anonymous French manuscript about the microscope

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS A23
Overview This collection consists of a single volume, the bulk of which contains instructions for the manufacture of microscopes and their lenses, barrels, etc., as well as for the caring of them. The volume also contains a second, reversed set of pages, the bulk of which are blank but which contain a recipe for making a cordial and an ink sketch and painted coat of arms.
Dates: approximately 1690

Charle V. Empere

Call Number: MS D32
Overview This collection consists of 2 volumes, a 16th century original and 19th century manuscript transcription, of a history of Charles V, the Holy Roman Emporer (1500-1558). "Petit discours auquel est contenu a la Verite Lamberquement & departie de Lempereur Charles dtaustriche. Ve du nom partant de ses pais pas pour aller en Espaigne auecques les deux Roynes douairieres ses soeurs. Le tout redige deslors par un nomme la Roche estant avec monsieur de Bassefontaine ambassadeur du Roy aupres...
Dates: 1556

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

Dedicatory verses by François Meglat

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P212
Overview One sheet (two pages) of manuscript dedicatory verses found in Spencer Research Library's copy of Claude Le Brun de La Rochette's Le Process Civil; Divise en Trois Livre, published 1607 and located at call number Summerfield C1069. "Vers en 1636" written on verso of the second page.
Dates: 17th Century [1636?]

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

French fortifications

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: MS J3
Overview 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
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?

Gas. Ferquet letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P681
Overview 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?]

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

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

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C85
Overview 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

Jean François Champollion manuscript

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS P64
Overview 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

Journal Astronomique de ma Campagne dans L'Inde

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C43
Overview Travel and astronomy diary of an individual (Cotignon?) who spent time in India in the late 18th century.
Dates: 1787 - 1796

Law Notes

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P367
Overview This collection consists of a single quire containing notes on law. Dating is from citation a citation on page [12] of "21 Ja. 15" and the reign most cited is Henry VII. The notes were made by J.P., a student or clerk? and may have been tipped into a printed book or are a fragment from a larger volume. The dates covered by the notes appear to include the 13th through 17th centuries.
Dates: after 1623

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

Call Number: MS P741
Overview 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 written by Deschamps

Call Number: MS P738
Overview 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

Lieutenant D'Orissey letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P675
Overview 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
Overview 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
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

Philosophie morale

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS A27
Overview French manuscript composed between 1643 and 1661 on moral pPhilosophy
Dates: 1643 - 1661

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

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

Pierre Villars' Memoirs of the Court of Spain

Call Number: MS C84
Overview Mémoires de la Cour d'Espagne depuis l'année 1678, jusqu'en l'année 1682. Leaf [1] blank, leafs [2-3] are an Introduction suggesting le marquis de Villars to be the author. Engraved portrait of Louis Hector, duc de Villars, with another version pasted on the back. Leaf [4] most of introduction, leaf [5] blank, numbered pages 1-427 text. Leaf [1-12] at the end of the volume is Tables de maitieres, leaf [13] blank. There are also two letters found laid in the volume, located at MS P196.
Dates: after 1682 (18th century?)

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

Un Voyage aérien; dans cinquante ans.

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS K32
Overview This collection comprises a single manuscript volume containing a novel entitled "Un Voyage aérien; dans cinquante ans," written by Eugène Farcot, a French scientist and engineer known especially as a clockmaker but with a strong interest in aeronautics. The novel describes a fantastic voyage, set fifty years in the future in 1914, to Africa in a large, steam-powered dirigible airship. The novel has 13 chapters; each chapter is foliated separately.
Dates: 1864

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