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Series 2: France
FOLDER 1081 Charles V (1227, 1264-1280), May 20, 1274
DeRicci Number: 1081
l. s. Chaalis, May 20, 1274, to the Viscoutn de Caen, requesting him to pay 1000 francs to Jehançon Stançon, "receveur des aides" at Rouen.
FOLDER 1082 Charles VI (1268, 1280-1422), June 19, [1289]
DeRicci Number: 1082
d. s. Paris, June 19 [1289], damaged by time, illegible.
FOLDER 1083 Isabella of Bavaria, Queen of France (1270-1425), wife of Charles VI, February 17, 1404
DeRicci Number: 1082
d. s. Feb. 17, 1404, to the Duke of Brittany, pledging protection to his titles, estates and property and promising to come to his support in case of war.
FOLDER 1083a Orleans, Louis, Duke of ( -1407), son of Charles V, September 24, [between 1292 and 1407]
DeRicci Number: 1082a
l. s. Paris, Sept. 24 [between 1292 and 1407], to the Grand Almoner of the Pope, requesting a benefice for the natural son of the King of Armenia, that he may continue his studies.
FOLDER 1084 Orleans, Charles, Duke of (1291-1465), grandson of Charles V, poet, take prisoner at Agincourt (1415), release after more than twenty years at a great ransom., September 19, 1442; September 20, 1442
DeRicci Number: 1084
d. s. Sept. 19, 1442, reduction of the tax imposed by Charles VI for his ransom on account of the distress resulting from the war. To this is added a statement dated Sept. 20, 1442, signed by Jehan Lefuzelier, "gouverner des finances" of the Duke of Orleans concerning the execution of the preceding ordinance and naming the towns relieved.
FOLDER 1085 Charles VII (1402, 1422-1461), 1419
DeRicci Number: 1085
d. s. Bourges, 1419, as dauphin and regent, order to the commissioners of finance of Languedoc to pay 100 livres tournois to his secretary, Jehan Larbalestier for services rendered.
FOLDER 1086 Dunois and Lougueville, Count of, John, the bastard of Orleans (1402-1468), July 11, 1452
DeRicci Number: 1086
d. s. July 11, 1452, a receipt.
FOLDER 1087 Dunois and Lougueville, François, Count of ( -1491), Duke of Tancarville, governor of Normandy and Duaphiny, grand chamberlain of France, son of John, Count of Dunois, December 9, 1490
DeRicci Number: 1087
d. s. Châteadun, Dec. 9, 1490, order to Jean Gontier, receiver of the county of Fréteval, to pay to Jean Potier, his secretary, 200 livres.
FOLDER 1088 René, Duke of Anjou, of Lorraine, Counte of Provence, King of Naples, Sicily, and Jerusalem (1409-1480), "Good King René", May, 1472
DeRicci Number: 1088
d. s. May 1472, document ordering the joining of the hospital for lepers at Loungjumeul and the church of Saint Eloy.
FOLDER 1088a René II, Duke of Lorraine (1451-1508), grandon of "Good King René", November 18, 1505
DeRicci Number: 1088a
d. s. Nov. 18, 1505, concerning forests bordering Burgundy and Lorraine.
FOLDER 1089 Isabella of Lorraine, Queen of Naples and Sicily (1410-1452), wife of René, April 15, 14--
DeRicci Number: 1089
l. s. Tarascon, April 15, 14??, to the vicar and municipal officials of the town of Grasse, recommending to their fabor the archdeacon of Angers, ambassador to the Pope (in Latin).
FOLDER 1090 Louis XI (1422, 1461-1482), January 2, 1464; [c.1470]
DeRicci Number: 1090
d. s. Jan. 2, 1464, accrediting to the Duke of Milan, Galeas Sforza, the ambassadors he is sending to Pope Pius II. + l. s. [c.1470], to Pierre de Marvilliers, Bishop of Orleans, touching the affairs "Despaigne," and negotiations between Henry IV, King of Castile and the King of Aragon.
FOLDER 1091 Anne of France, Duchess of Beaujeu (1462-1522) daughter of Louise XI, March 6, 1496
DeRicci Number: 1091
l. s. Lyons, Mar. 6, 1496, to the Duke of Savoy, asking for passports for two diplomatic agents going to Naples.
FOLDER 1092 Beaujeu, Pierre de, Duke of Bourbon (1429-1502), son-in-law of Louis XI, regent of France during the minority of Charles VIII, May 11, 1486; May 1, 1491
DeRicci Number: 1092
l. s. Troyes, May 11, 1486, notifying certain officials that the allowances of Jacques Berzain amount to six livres tournois per year and that in view of the difficulties of this service the King had agreed to employ him for two years at the most. + d. s. May 1, 1491, receipt for 24,000 livres tournois from the King for his services as governor of Languedoc.
FOLDER 1092 Charles VIII (1470, 1482-1498), November 17, 1484; May 26, 1487
DeRicci Number: 1092
d. s. Gien-sur-Loire, Nov. 17, 1484, remission of a fine to Perrin Varin. + l. s. Laval, May 26, 1487, to the Signory of Florence, in regard to letters accrediting to him as ambassador Antonio Squarsafico Concini (in Italian).
FOLDER 1094 Louis XII (1462, 1498-1515), May 16, 1491
DeRicci Number: 1094
d. s. May 16, 1491, a receipt.
FOLDER 1095 Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orleans (1426-1487), mother of Louis XII, February 28, 1468
DeRicci Number: 1095
d. s. Chanteauneuf, Feb. 28, 1468, ordering her treasurer general to turn over seventy livres tournois to John, the Seneschal.
FOLDER 1096 Francis I (1494, 1515-1547), no date
DeRicci Number: 1096
a. l. s. s. d., to the Emperor (Charles V), a letter accrediting as his ambassador M. de Clavimont, second president in his court of the Parlement of Bordeaux.
FOLDER 1097 Eleanore of Austria, Queen of France (1498-1558), second wife of Francis I, sister of Charles V, Emperor of H. R. E., September 11, 1556
DeRicci Number: 1097
l. s. Flessingen, Sept. 11, 1556, to Pierre Saichet, her counselor, asking him to attend to the final settlement of her dowry and dower rights.
FOLDER 1098 Francis, the first Dauphin (1518-1526), son of Francis I, August 6, 1524
DeRicci Number: 1098
d. s. Aug. 6, 1524, to André Blondet, receipt for the maintenance of a military corps.
FOLDER 1099 Louis of Savoy, Countess of Angoulême (1476-10521), mother of Francis I, September 18, 1516
DeRicci Number: 1099
d. s. Amboise, Sept. 18, 1516, order for payment.
FOLDER 1100 Henry II (1519, 1547-1559), August 2, 1552
DeRicci Number: 1100
l. s. Offemont, Aug. 2, 1552, to the Duke of Ferrara, letter of thanks for services at the request of Bishop Lodève. Three lines and autograph added.
FOLDER 1101 Catherine de Medici, Queen of France (1519-1589), wife of Henry II, November 22, 1582; no date
DeRicci Number: 1101
a. l. s. Paris, Nov. 22, 1582, to Nicolas d'Angennes, seigneur de Rambouillet, refer to a letter to her son, the Duke of Anjoy, which she has left open so that M. d'Angennes may write in the same sense. + a. l. s. s. d., to M. de Vérac, introducing M. de Montaigu to him in Scotland.
FOLDER 1102 Diane de France, Duchess of Angoulême (1528-1619), natural daughter of Henry II, August, 1566; August 19, 1579
DeRicci Number: 1102
l. s. Aug. 1566, concerning her marriage settlement. + a. l. s. Vincennes, Aug. 19, 1579, to M. de Rambouillet, expressing gratitude for his services.
BOX 16 FOLDER 1102 Francis II (1544, 1559-1560), August 10, 1559
DeRicci Number: 1102
l. s. Aug. 10, 1559, to Captain Dasquin in regard to troubles in Scotland, signed also by Mary Stuart.
FOLDER 1104 Mary Stuart, Queen of France and Scotland (1542-1587), wife of Francis II, King of France, [March, 1570]
DeRicci Number: 1104
a. l. s. [Tutbury, March 1570], to Charles IX of France, thanking him for his interest and asking further assistance in influencing Elizabeth I towards putting her affairs in order. See also No. 1102.
FOLDER 1105 Charles IX (1550, 1560-1574), 1562; July 20, 1570
DeRicci Number: 1105
a. l. s. 1562, to his uncle, the Duke of Savoy, explaining the delay in restoring certain places in Piemont. + d. s. July 20, 1570, portion of a document concerning a financial transaction with a bailiff.
FOLDER 1106 Henry III (1551, 1574-1589), 1580; November 5, 1581
DeRicci Number: 1106
a. l. s. 1580, to Villeroy, saying that he had written two letters, of which Villery could choose one and burn the other, closes with an affectionate message. + l. s. Nov. 5, 1581, to his treasurer, financial matter.
FOLDER 1107 Henry IV (1552, 1589-1610), March, 1577
DeRicci Number: 1107
a. l. s. Mar. 1577, as King of Navarre to Catherine de Medici, letter of apology for supposed rudeness in not taking leave.
FOLDER 1108 Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre (1552-1615), first wife of Henry IV, marriage annulled in 1599, daughter of Henry II, August 12, 1608
l. s. Paris, Aug. 12, 1608, appointment of three officials.
FOLDER 1109 Marie de Medici, Queen of France (1572-1642), second wife of Henry IV, regent during Louis XIII's minority, October 1, 1614; March 20, 1622
d. s. Oct. 1, 1614, to the Marquis of Rambouillet, notifying him of the King's majority and the end of the regency, instructing him to send dispatches directly to the King. + a. l. s. Paris, Mar. 20, 1622, to her cousin, archduchess of Austria, about the pleasures of the chase, mentioning incidentally the troubled situation in France.
FOLDER 1110 Jean Baptiste de Bourbon, abbess of Fontevrault, natural daughter of Henry IV, May 18, 1657
a. l. s. Paris, May 18, 1657, congratulating a cardinal on his elevation.
FOLDER 1111 Anthony de Bourbon, Count of Moret (1607-1622), natural son of Henry IV, June 10, 1627
d. s. June 10, 1627, receipt for 10,000 livres.
FOLDER 1112 JeAnne d'Albert, Queen of Navarre (1528-1572), mother of Henry IV, [c.1560]
DeRicci Number: 1113
a. l. s. [c. 1560], to Calvin under the pseudonym of d'Espeville, letter of introduction of Jean de Saint Geniès, Baron de Badefol, asking his prayers for herself and her husband (who had just become Catholic).
FOLDER 1112 Catherine of Navarre, Duchess of Bar (1558-1604), sister of Henry IV, December 11, 1586
DeRicci Number: 1112
d. s. Navarre, Dec. 11, 1586, a receipt for 2000 livres.
FOLDER 1114 Louis XIII (1601, 1610-1642), October 10, 1622
a. l. s. Béziers, Oct. 10, 1622, to his sister, Queen of Spain, letter of credit for councilor Bautru, "introducteur des ambassadeurs," sent to Spain.
FOLDER 1115 Anne of Austria, Queen of France (1601?-1666), wife of Louis XIII, October 21, 1641
a. l. s. St. Germain, Oct. 21, 1641, to Mme. de St. Georges, governess of her niece, the Grande Mademoiselle, saying that he approves of that suggestion of sending her to the Canrmelites, presumably for her education.
FOLDER 1116 Orleans, Philippe, Duke of (1640-1701), second son of Louis XIII, March 28, 1692
d. s. Mar. 28, 1692, order to his maître d'hôtel, signed also by Villette and DeThesuty.
FOLDER 1117 Orleans, Gaston, Duke of (1608-1660), brother of Louis XIII, October 20, 1650; no date
a. l. s. Paris, Oct. 20, 1650, to his mother, Anne of Austria, inquiring for her health and thanking her for the position of lieutenant general of the Kingdom. + d. s. s. d., an appointment.
FOLDER 1118 Orleans, Marguerite of Lorraine, Duchess of ( -1672), wife of Gaston, brother of Louis XIII, June 12, [1646]
a. l. s. June 12 [1646], to Nicolas Goulas, secretary to her husband, thanking him for a favor and urging him to protect her husband in the wars.
FOLDER 1119 Orleans, Marguerite Louise d' (1645-1721), daughter of Gaston, brother of Louis XIII, June 9, 1667
a. l. s. Florence, June 9, 1667, to Père Domat, mentioning a relic she had sent to him.
FOLDER 1120 Orleans, Philippe, Duke of (1674-1722), grandson of Louis XIII, regent during Louis XV's minority, October, 1718
d. s. Oct. 1718, certificate of a sum spent in secret service for the King.
FOLDER 1121 Louis XIV (1628, 1642-1715), December 22, 1688; April 22. 1699; July 8, 1720; November 12, 1702; 1710
d. Dec. 22, 1688, order of Louis XIV (by the hand of his secretary) for imprisonment "in my chateau of the Bastille," and examination of l'Abbé Jean Baptiste Patouillet, probably concerned in the poisoning affairs of La Voisin, signed Michel Le Tellier, the Secretary of State. + d. s. Versailles, Apr. 22, 1699, lettre de cachet in blank, signed also by Philippeaux. Also a lettre de cachet of 1710. + a. l. s. Versailles, July 8, 1702, to the Duke of Estrées, marshal of France, forgiving his province for minor offenses. + a. l. s. Versailles, Nov. 12, 1702, to the Duke of Estrées, concerning his activities in Brittany. + Also a lettre de cachet of 1710.
FOLDER 1122 Marie Anne Christine of Bavaria, Dauphine of France ( -1690), wife of Dauphin Louis, son of Louix XIV, March 27, 1676
a. l. s. Monaco, Mar. 27, 1676, letter of courtesy (in Italian).
FOLDER 1123 Condé, Louis Frances of Bourbon, Princess of [called Mlle. de Nantes] (1672-1742), daughter of Louis XIV and Mme. de Montespan, wife of Louis III, Prince of Bourbon-Condé, July 16, 1711
d. s. Paris, July 16, 1711, nomination of Zacharie of Bricour, priest of the diocese of Langres, to the curé of Saint Hilaire near Lunières in the diocese of Bourges.
FOLDER 1124 Louis XV (1710, 1715-1774), July 5, 1767
a. l. s. Versailles, July 5, 1767, to the maréchal de Richelieu, concerning a difference between the maréchal and the Marquis de Lur Saluces.
FOLDER 1125 Marie Leszczynska of Poland, Queen of France (1702-1768), wife of Louis XV, May 24, 1729
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