A Guide to the Georges LeClerc Collection of Revolutionary War Papers of French Commanders, 1780-1786 LeClerc, Georges, Collection of Revolutionary War Papers of French Commanders, 1780-1786 MS 31.17

A Guide to the Georges LeClerc Collection of Revolutionary War Papers of French Commanders, 1780-1786

A Collection in
the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 31.17


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 31.17
Title
Georges Leclerc Collection of Revolutionary War Papers of French Commanders, 1780-1786.
Extent
49 items.
Collector
Georges Leclerc.
Language
French

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Georges LeClerc Collection of Revolutionary War Papers of French Commanders, Manuscript 31.17, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1931.

Alternative Form

Also available on microfilm M-1551, in transcripion TR/71 (with translations), and as photocopies PH/16.


Scope and Content Information

Letters (in French) of French commanders in the American Revolution. They include material on the French campaigns around Newport, R. I.; a map drawn for the siege of Yorktown, Va.; letters written from Williamsburg, Va., and Lebanon, Pa., regarding the conduct of the war; letters from Versailles to the governor of Tobago; and letters from Lafayette to M. Le Noir regarding negotiations for a treaty of commerce between France and the United States, 1786. There are also projected itineraries for the French army's march from Phillipsburg and White Plains to Philadelphia, and from Baltimore to Gloucester, Va. Among the signatures are those of de Bouill鬠de Castries, de Damas, de La Perouse, de Lauzun, de Vaudreuil, Rochambeau, and Viomenil.

Arrangement

Chronologically arranged.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Biron, Armand-Louis de Gontaut, duc de, 1747- 1793.
  • Bouille, Francois-Claude-Amour, marquis de, 1739-1800.
  • Castries, Armand-Charles-Augustin de La Croix, duc de, 1756- 1842.
  • Damas, Claude-Charles de, 1731-1800.
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834.
  • Le Noir, Monsieur.
  • Picot de Lapeyrouse, Philippe, baron, 1744-1818.
  • Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807.
  • Sequer, Louis-Philippe, comte de, 1753-1830.
  • Vaudreuil, Louis Philippe de Rigaud, marquis de, 1724-1802.
  • Viomenil, Antoine Charles du Houx, baron de, 1728- 1792.
  • Subjects:

  • Generals--France--Correspondence.
  • Geographical Terms:

  • France--Commerce--United States.
  • Pennsylvania--History--Revolution, 1775- 1783.
  • Rhode Island--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
  • United States--Commerce--France.
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
  • Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Revolution, 1775- 1783.
  • Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Maps--Virginia-- Gloucester County--1781.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Biron, Armand-Louis de Gontaut, duc de, 1747- 1793.
  • Bouille, Francois-Claude-Amour, marquis de, 1739-1800.
  • Castries, Armand-Charles-Augustin de La Croix, duc de, 1756- 1842.
  • Damas, Claude-Charles de, 1731-1800.
  • Georges Leclerc.
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834.
  • Le Noir, Monsieur.
  • Picot de Lapeyrouse, Philippe, baron, 1744-1818.
  • Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807.
  • Sequer, Louis-Philippe, comte de, 1753-1830.
  • Vaudreuil, Louis Philippe de Rigaud, marquis de, 1724-1802.
  • Viomenil, Antoine Charles du Houx, baron de, 1728- 1792.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • France--Commerce--United States.
  • Pennsylvania--History--Revolution, 1775- 1783.
  • Rhode Island--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
  • United States--Commerce--France.
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
  • Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Revolution, 1775- 1783.
  • Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781.