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Series 3: Bonaparte Family (continued)
FOLDER 1172 Murat, Achille (1801-1847), son of Joachim Murat, King of Naples and Caroline Bonaparte, emigrated to United States about 1821, postmaster in Tallahassee (1826-1828), married a grand niece of Washington, June 8, 1826
a. l. s. Waseillo, June 8, 1826, to his business representatives LeRoy, Bayard and Co., on details of his projects, mentioning that corn was $2.871⁄2 a bushel (in English).
FOLDER 1173 Bonaparte, JEROME (1784-1860), brother of Napoleon, King of Westphalia (1807-1814), June 19, 1826
a. l. s. Florence, June 19, 1826, concerning his financial claims against the French government.
FOLDER 1174 Bonaparte, Elizabeth Patterson (1785-1879), married Jerome (1802), marriage anulled by French courts, but annulment not recognized by Pope Pius VII, no date
a. l. s. s. d., to Mrs. Cooke, asking her to order thirty pairs of shoes, twenty in white satin and ten in morocco.
FOLDER 1175 Patterson, William, wealthy Baltimorian merchant, father of Elizabeth Patterson, first wife of Jerome Bonaparte, February 9, 1816
a. l. s. Baltimore, Feb. 9, 1816, to General Harper, in regard to a case before the courts.
FOLDER 1176 Bonaparte, Jerome (1805-1870), son of Jerome, the later King of Westphalia, and Elizabeth Patterson of Baltimore, December 16, 1858
d. s. Dec. 16, 1858, note of admission as visitor to the Maryland Club House to John R. Thompson, Esq.
FOLDER 1177 Catherine of Württemburg (1782-1825), second wife of Jerome Bonaparte (1807), April 28, 1812
a. l. s. Cassel, Apr. 28, 1812, a letter of affection to her mother, whom she asks in closing to speak of her to the Emperor and Empress and to give affectionate greeting to Caroline and Pauline.
FOLDER 1178 Bonaparte, Napoleon Joseph Charles Paul (dit Plon-Plon) (1822-1891), second son of King Jerome and Catherine of Württemburg, September 17, 1861; no date
a. l. s. Niagara, Sept. 17, 1861, note sending his and his wife's signature to a correspondent, signed "Jerome" in both letters. + a. l. s. s. d., to Dubuisson, about regatta prize.
FOLDER 1179 Bonaparte, Marie Clotilde (1842- ), wife of Napoleon Joseph Bonaparte (Plon-Plon), daughter of Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy, January 9, 1861
Signature and the date Jan. 9, 1861, on a letter of her husband.
FOLDER 1180 Bonaparte, Matilde Letitia Wilhelmine (1820-1904), daughter of King Jerome, married Prince Anatole Demidov (1841), no date
a. l. s. s. d., letter of polite acknowledgment.
FOLDER 1181 Demidov, Prince Anatole (1812-1870), husband of Matilde Bonaparte (1841), April 2, 1829
l. s. Paris, Apr. 2, 1829, to M. Cherubini, requesting a loge at an approaching concert of the Conservatoire.
Series 4: Napoleonic Notables
FOLDER 1182 Augereau, Pierre François Charles (1757-1816), soldier of fortune, serving first in Russian and other foreign armies, general of division in French Army (1792), distinguished himself at Castiglione (1796), marshal (1804), Duke of Castiglione (1808), May 24, 1799; October 6, 1811
d. s. Perpignan, May 24, 1799, to administrators of the municipality, in regard to passports. + a. l. s. Schonpaye, Oct. 6, 1811, minor military business.
FOLDER 1183 Antomarchi, Francesco ( -1828), Corsican physician, successor of O'Maera in care of Napoleon at St. Helena, July 8, 1824
d. s. Paris, July 8, 1824, certificate of illness.
FOLDER 1184 Bernadotte, Jean Baptiste (1762-1844), entered army in 1780, general of division (1794), marshal (1804), Prince of Ponte Corvo (1806), chosen Crown Prince of Sweden (1810), King of Sweden (1818) as Charles XIV, September 11, 1799
d. s. Paris, Sept. 11, 1799, as Minister of War to the Minister of Finances, in regard to a piece of property.
FOLDER 1185 Bernadotte, Désirée Clary (1777-1860), wife of Jean Baptiste Bernadotte, sister of Joseph Bonaparte's wife., April 12, 1826
a. l. s. Stockholm, Apr. 12, 1826, to Baron Lambot, reply referring to memories of her native Provence.
FOLDER 1186 Berthier, Pierre Alexander (1752-1815), national guard of Versailles (1789), chief-of-staff of marshal Lückner (1792), of the army of Italy (1796), an office which he held during the wholfrane Napoleonic period, marshal (1804), Prince of Neuchâtel (1806), Prince of Wargram (1809), April 12, 1799
d. s. Apr. 12, 1799, as chief-of-staff, an order of rations.
FOLDER 1187 Bertrand, Henry Gratien (172-1844) aide-de-camp of Napoleon after Austerlitz, accompanied him to Elba and St. Helena, count (1808), October 11, 1842
a. l. s. Cincinnati, Oct. 11, 1842, thanking Mr. Cist for courtesies.
FOLDER 1188 Bessières, Jean Baptiste (1768-1812), in "Constitutional Guard" of Louis XVI, general of division (1802), marshal (1804), killed in action while in command of the cavalry in the campaign of 1812, January 20, 1805
a. l. s. Paris, Jan. 20, 1805, as marshal and colonel-général de la garde, to Minister of Interior, a recommendation.
FOLDER 1189 Cambronne, Pierre Jacques Étienne (1770-1842), general whom was ascribed the reply at Waterloo to a summons to surrender: "La garde meurt et ne se rend pas.", May 14, 1822
a. l. s. Lille, May 14, 1822, to M. de Chéguillaume, with congratulations on the marriage of his eldest daughter.
FOLDER 1190 Caulaincourt, Armand Augustin Louis, Marquis de (1772-1827), early entered army but deprived of grade as captain (1792), restored (1795), aide-de-camp of Napoleon (1801), Duke of Vicence (1808), minister of foreign affairs (Hundred Days), May 22, [ ? ]
a. l. s. Paris, May 22 [ ], notifying the administrators of the mint that the Elector of Baden is to visit the establishment.
FOLDER 1191 Clarke, Henri Jacques Guillame (1765-1818), of an Irish Jacobite family, secretary of Duke of Orleans, general of division (1795), minister of war (1807), also at second Restoration, Duke of Feltre (1809), marshal (1816), February 26, 1812
a. l. s. Paris, Feb. 26, 1812, as Minister of War to the director-general of conscription upon the question of the Elèves-gendarmes.
FOLDER 1192 Davout, Louis Nicolas (1770-1822), noble, fellow-student of naploeon at Brienne, entered army (1788), general of division (1800), marshal (1804), gained victory of Auerstädt (1806), Duke of Auerstädt (1808), Prince of Eckmühl (1809), rank and titles taken away for a time under second Restoration, January 21, 1807
a. l. s. Jan. 21, 1807, to General Cerc, an order to reconoiter.
FOLDER 1193 Delacroix, Charles (1741-1805), lawyer, deputy of Marne to Convention, minister of foreign affairs (1795), prefect under Empire, December 9, 1796
a. l. s. Paris, Dec. 9, 1796, to James Monroe, Minister of the united States, promising an interview at which credentials of the Citoyen Pinckney are to be presented.
FOLDER 1194 Demerville, Dominique (1767-1801), one of the accomplices of Arena and Ceracchi in their attempt on the life of Napoleon (1800), October 7, 1800
a. l. s. Paris, Oct. 7, 1800, to Mme. De Ruault, his mistress, announcing his departure for ten days. This letter was to serve to establish his alibi. It had been seized among the papers of Mme. De Ruault and had figured in his conviction. It is signed and initialed ne varietur by two police administrators.
FOLDER 1195 Desaix [de Voygoux], Louis Charles Antoine (1768-1800), noble, entered army at age of fifteen, general of division (1794), saved the day at Marengo (June 14, 1800), killed in the hour of victory, January 11, 1795
a. l. s. Bodenheim, Jan. 11, 1795, to Captain Riboulet, in regard to an application for appointment.
FOLDER 1196 Desgenettes, Nicholas René Dufriche (1762-1827), physician, chief of medical service for the expedition to Egypt, inspector-general of medical services of armies (1802), took part in many campaigns, December 18, 1820
d. s. Paris, Dec. 18, 1820, a recruit's record.
FOLDER 1197 Drouot, Antoine (1765-1844), entered army in 1782, general of division (1802), Count of Erlon (1809), commanded a corps at Waterloo, marshal (1842), August 2, 1816
a. l. s. Fontainebleau, Aug. 2, 1816, to General Sébastiani, in regard to the temporary employment of certain officers.
FOLDER 1198 Duhesme, Philippe Guillaume (1766-1815), general of division (1794), mortally wounded at Waterloo, October 21, 1802
d. s. Oct. 21, 1802, as commander of the 19th military division to the Minister of War, approving an application of an officer for a special allowance.
FOLDER 1199 Duroc, Géraud Chrisophe Michel (1772-1812), aide-de-camp to Napoleon in 1796, Duke of Friouli (1808), mortally wounded at Bautzen, March 20, 1800
a. l. s. Paris, Mar. 20, 1800, in regard to the exchange of a prisoner.
FOLDER 1200 Fain, Agathon Jean François (1778-1827), succeeded Méneval as Napoleon's private secretary, baron (1809), author of important works on the period, November 22, 1798
a. l. s. Paris, Nov. 22, 1798, minor of official business.
FOLDER 1201 Gérard, Etienne Maurice (1772-1852), baron (1809), general of division and count (1812), marshal under Orleans monarchy, February 16, 1819
a. l. s. Paris, Feb. 16, 1819, to a commander-in-chief, minor official business.
FOLDER 1202 Gouvion Saint Cyr, Laurent (1764-1820), general of division (1794), marshal (1812), marquis (1817), February 17, 1812
a. l. s. Frankfort, Feb. 17, 1812, an order for a courrier.
FOLDER 1203 Grouchy, Emmanuel, Marquis of (1766-1847), noble, entered army in 1779, member of the garde-du-corps at opening of Revolution, general of division (1795), marshal (1815), in Waterloo campaign his failure to coöperate successfully caused its loss, lived in exile in America until 1821, April 20, 1817; March 28, 1820; June 28, 1822
a. l. s. Philadelphia, Apr. 20, 1817, to Le Roy, Bayard and Co., in regard to acquisition of property in Jefferson County, New York. + a. l. s. Philadelphia, March 28, 1820, to William Bayard Jr., in regard to proposed return to France. + a. l. s. Vichy, June 28, 1822, requesting nomination in chamber of peers.
FOLDER 1204 Jourdan, Jean Baptiste (1762-1822), served in American War of Independence, gained victories of Wattignies (1792) and Fleurus (1794), marshal (1804), peer (1819), April 12, 1820
a. l. s. Paris, Apr. 12, 1820, to Casimir Périer, President of the Council, supporting an application for an appointment.
BOX 18 FOLDER 1205 Junot, Andoche (1771-1812), aide-de-camp of Napoleon (1796), general of division (1802), in command of the Portuguese expedition (1807), Duke of Abrantès (1809), February 1, 1801; January 21, 1806
a. l. s. Paris, Feb. 1, 1801, to Frochot, prefect of the Seine, in regard to a soldier's application. + a. l. s. Parma, Jan. 21, 1806, as governor-general of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla, asking a report upon public lands.
FOLDER 1206 Junot, Mme. Laure Permon (1782-1824), married to Junot (1800), writer of extended memoirs of the period, October 29, [ ? ]
a. l. s. Versailles, Oct. 29 [ ], to her nephew about her health and family affairs.
FOLDER 1207 LAnnes, Jean (1769-1809), general of division (1799), marshal (1804), Duke of Montebello (1809), mortally wounded at Aspern-Essling, December 21, 1801
l. s. Paris, Dec. 21, 1801, as commander of consular guard, to the Minister of War, in regard to promotion.
FOLDER 1208 LAnnes, Mme. Née De Guéhéneue ( -1856), Duchess of Montebello, November 19, 1812
l. s. St. Cloud, Nov. 19, 1812, notifying the American Minister when he would be received.
FOLDER 1209 Le Courbe, Claude Joseph (1759-1815), entered army before the Revolution, general of division (1796), count under first Restoration, November 2, 1814
a. l. s. Raffey, Nov. 2, 1814, to his brother on personal business, but refers to possible appointment to the government of Besçancon.
FOLDER 1210 Leclerc, Charles Victor Emmanuel (1772-1802), first husband of Pauline Bonaparte, general of division (1798), died of yellow fever in command of expedition of San Domingo, February 9, 1801
a. l. s. Paris, Feb. 9, 1801, to the Minister of War, requesting the transfer of an officer.
FOLDER 1211 Macdonald, Jacques Étienne Jacques Joseph Alexandre (1765-1840), lieutenant in Irish Legion (1784), general of division (1796), kept in retirement until 1809 by his support of Moreau, marshal and Duke of Tarente (1809) as mentor of Prince Eugène, grand chancellor of Legion of Honor under second Restoration, July 20, 1821
a. l. s. Paris, July 20, 1821, to M. Reynaud, examiner for entry into the École Royale Polytechnique, recommending a protégé.
FOLDER 1212 Maret, Hugo Bernard (1762-1829), lawyer, creator of the Moniteur Universel (Nov. 1789), ministry of foreign affairs and diplomatic service after Aug. 10, 1792, state secretary (1799), count (1807), Duke of Bassano (1808), minister of foreign affairs, November 14, 1811
a. l. s. Paris, Nov. 14, 1811, as Minister of Foreign Affairs to Joel Barlow, Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States, in regard to the ceremony of presentation to the Emperor.
FOLDER 1213 Marmont, Auguste Frédéric Louis Viesse de (1774-1852), noble, aide-de-camp of Napoleon at Toulon (1792), general of division (1800), Duke of Raguse (1808), marshal (1809), blamed for his abandonment of Naploeon in the operations before Paris (1814), in command of government troops in the July Revolution, went into exile with Charles X, June 20, 1827
a. l. s. Paris, June 20, 1827, to the Duc d'Aumont, in regard to promised seats at the Opéra.
FOLDER 1214 Masséna, André (1758-1817), soldier in the "Royal-Italien" regiment (1775), general of division (1792), distinguished himself at Rivoli and Zürich, marshal (1804), Duke of Rivoli (1808), Prince of Essling (1810), worsted in the Torres Vedras campaign, February 28, 1797; March 22, 1800
a. l. s. Bassano, Feb. 28, 1797, to General Dugua, in regard to matters to be reported to General Bonaparte. + d. s. Geneva, Mar. 22, 1800, in regard to a requisition of wheat.
FOLDER 1215 Méneval, Claude François, Baron de (1778-1850), private secretary of Napoleon, baron (1810), April 28, 1824
a. l. s. Paris, Apr. 28, 1824, to M. Le Boeuf, in regard to the payment of his allowance as officer of the Legion of Honor.
FOLDER 1216 Moncey, Bon Adrien Jeannot de (1754-1842), entered army (1778), commanded Army of the Western Pyrenees (1794), marshal (1804), Duke of Conegliano (1808), commanded a corps in the invasion of Spain (1822), April 20, 1806; June 1, 1810; February 26, 1820
a. l. s. Paris, Apr. 20, 1806, accepting an invitation to a hunt with the Emperor. + a. l. s. Paris, June 1, 1810, minor military business. + a. l. s. Feb. 26, 1820, to a count, thanking him for a favor to a friend.
FOLDER 1217 Mortier, Edouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph (1768-1825), general of division (1799), marshal (1804), Duke of Trevise (1808), prime minister (1824-1825), killed in Fieschi affair, March 12, 1822
a. l. s. Paris, Mar. 12, 1822, in reference to a recommendation.
FOLDER 1218 Ney, Michel (1769-1815), entered army in 1788, general of division (1799), marshal (1804), Duke of Elchingen (1808), Prince of Moskowa (1818), adhered to first Restoration but went over to Napoleon after his return from Elba, executed for treason (1815), March 26, 1811
a. l. s. Cuidad Rodrigo, Mar. 26, 1811, ordering an aide-de-camp to Paris with a dispatch.
FOLDER 1219 Oginski, Romain Sltyk Gabriel, January 29, 1812
a. l. s. Breczin, Jan. 29, 1812, to Baron Bignon, explaining that he had left Wilna two hours after the departure of Napoleon to avoid capture by the Russians. Without resources, appeals for aid.
FOLDER 1220 Oudinot, Charles Nicolas (1767-1847), entered army in 1784, marshal (1809), Duke of Reggio (1810), made a peer by Louis XVIII, commanded a corps in the invasion of Spain (1822), July 17, 1812; no date
d. s. Drysniaty, July 17, 1812, an order during the invasion of Russia. + a. l. s. s. d., letter of thanks.
FOLDER 1221 Pérignon, Dominique Catherine (1754-1818), officer under Old Régime, deputy of Haute Garonne to Legislative Assembly, general of division (1792), marshal (1804), count (1811), marquis (1817), October 28, 1804
a. l. s. Paris, Oct. 28, 1804, to minister of War, on question of appointment.
FOLDER 1222 Poniatowski, Joseph Anthony (1762-1814), Polish noble, nephew of King Stanislas, marshal of France in 1812, drowned in the Elster on retreat from Leipzig, October 16, [1812?]
d. s. Walkowitz, Oct. 16, [1812?], an order to reconoiter.
FOLDER 1223 Pourrée, J. B., French grenadier, [c.1818]
d. s. [c. 1818], recounting the mAnner in which on 19 Brumaire, he carried General Bonaparte in his arms out of the Orangerie and so saved his life.
FOLDER 1224 Roustan [Raza] (1782-1845), Mameluke servant of Napoleon, November 18, 1822
a. l. s. Paris, Nov. 18, 1822, to the Duke of Orleans, asking a permit to hunt in the forest of Bondy.
FOLDER 1225 Savary, Anne jean Marie René (1774-1822), general of division (1805), Duke of Rovigo (1808), March 26, 1808
a. l. s. St. Cloud, Mar. 26, 1808, to Camacérès, thanking him for the announcement that the Emperor had made him Duc de Rovigo.
FOLDER 1225a Sébastiani, Horace François Bastien (1772-1851), entered army (1789), general of brigade (1802), ambassador to Turkey (1805), count (1807), ambassador to Great Britain (1825-40), marshal (1840), August 15, 1848
a. l. s. Aug. 15, 1848, to a friend announcing his return to Paris to assist at the anniversary service of the death of his daughter, the Duchess of Choiseul.
FOLDER 1226 Sérurier, Jean Mathieu Philibert (1742-1819), served in Seven Years' War, general of division (1802), marshal (1804), count (1808), November 9, 1808
l. s. Paris, Nov. 9, 1808, as governor of Hotel des Invalides, to the intendant general of the Grand Army, in regard to sums payable to him assigned by the Emperor upon foreign countries.
FOLDER 1227 Soult, Nicolas Jean de Dieu (1769-1851), entered army in 1785, marshal (18040, Duke of Dalmatia (1808), minister of war (1820-1824, 1840-1844), May 1, 1814
a. l. s. Castres, May 1, 1814, recommendation.
FOLDER 1228 Stokoe, John, August 11, 1827
a. l. s. Dieppe, Aug. 11, 1827, to General Gourgaud, asking as a measure of relief, in return for services to Napoleon at Longwood to have an opportunity to sell to the Louvre a painting by Rubens given him by Joseph Bonaparte.
FOLDER 1229 Suchet, Louis Gabriel (1770-1826), general of division (1799), count (1808), marshal (1811), Duke of Albufera de Valencia (1812), July 19, 1821
a. l. s. Paris, July 19, 1821, letter of courtesy.
FOLDER 1220 Vandamme, Dominique René (1770-1820), soldier (1786), general of division (1799), count (1808), June 22, 1795
l. s. June 22, 1795, to Moreau, asking why he was requested to leave his army.
FOLDER 1231 Victor [dit] Claude Victor Perrin (1764-1841), entered army before Revolution, general of division (1797), marshal (1807), Duke of Bellune (1808), peer (1814), minister of war (1821), June 24, 1822; June 17, 1822
d. s. June 24, 1822, apropos of a decoration of the Legion of Honour. + a. l. s. Paris, June 17, 1822, to Mme. Viscountess d'Agault, in regard to the appointment of an officer.
FOLDER 1232 Vidocq, Eugène François (1775-1857), head of brigade de sureté (1809-1827), January 10, 1829
a. l. s. Paris, Jan. 10, 1829, relative to his services as detective.
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