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France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and Madame de Stael letters

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Accession: 0089
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein (1766-1817), known as Madame de Staël, was a writer, philosopher, and politically engaged woman who survived the French Revolution and was exiled multiple times by Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). This collection contains two letters, one by du Pont de Nemours and one by de Staël. His letter was written the night the Bastille was stormed. Her undated letter concerns French relations with Sweden.

Dates: 1789 July 15; undated

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letter to Rémi Robert Boucher de Molandon

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Accession: 0021
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. Rémi Boucher de Molandon (1765-1824), was a council member in the Administrateur du Département du Loiret in New Orleans, France. This is one handwritten letter from du Pont de Nemours to Boucher de Molandon concerning the transfer of a general from the Minister of War to another department. The letter is dated June 4, 1797 and written in French.

Dates: 1797 June 4

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letter to Rémi Robert Boucher de Molandon

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Accession: 0726
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. Rémi Boucher de Molandon (1765-1824), was a council member in the Administrateur du Département du Loiret in Orléans, France. This is one handwritten letter from du Pont de Nemours to Boucher de Molandon concerning the treatment of unidentified prisoners.

Dates: 1796 July 26

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letters

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Accession: 1595
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. This collection consists of two handwritten letters in French from du Pont de Nemours. The first letter is to an uknown recipient referred to as "mon cher Prédecesseur," and the second letter is to Pierre-Charles-Louis Baudin (1748-1799), politician and French revolutionary, who was opposed to the execution of King Louis XVI (1754-1793).

Dates: 1796 August 3; 1799 June 21

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours materials

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Accession: 0036
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. At the onset of the French Revolution, he served as a member of the Assemblée Nationale Constituante (1789-1791), where he allied himself with the moderate Girondist faction. After the leader of the Jacobin movement, Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794), took power, du Pont de Nemours was arrested in July 1794, but he escaped execution. In 1800, accompanied by his sons, he arrived in America. His younger son, Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), was a pupil of the chemist Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794). This small collection consists of two letters to Charles de Pougen (1755-1833) of the Institut de France, as well as a microfilm reel of a selection of letters and documents pertaining to Antoine Lavoisier's trial and execution and du Pont de Nemours' political and intellectual career.

Dates: 1794-1812

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours papers

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Accession: 2248
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. In 1802, he held various government posts under Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). In 1803, he aided President Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) in negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, a land deal transferring ownership of more than 530 million acres of territory to the United States from France. The principal item of this collection is a letter to James Monroe, minister plenipotentiary to negotiate the Louisiana Purchase, dated May 7, 1803. The letter is encased in a leather bound portfolio containing the original handwritten French letter, a typed English translation, and three other items.

Dates: 1789-1854

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours papers

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Accession: LMSS-I
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. He was an advocate for a national educational system and promoted Franco-American trade relations. The collection consists of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours correspondence and writings in addition to correspondence of his second wife, Françoise (Robin) Poivre.

Dates: 1769-1831

Pierre Samuel "P.S." du Pont acquisitions

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Accession: LMSS-VIII
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel "P.S." du Pont (1870-1954) was an industrialist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He was president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1915 to 1919 and chairman of the board of directors from 1919 to 1940. P.S. du Pont was the great-grandson of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and the great-great-grandson and namesake of the French economist Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817). During the early 1920s, P.S. du Pont became an active collector of Du Pont materials, and bought several important bodies of manuscripts from French dealers. This collection consists of manuscripts he collected that are primarily concerned with Du Pont de Nemours, the Physiocrats, the French Revolution, and the antecedents of the Du Ponts and allied families in France. The collection also contains the Wilmington & Kennett Turnpike Co. records dating from 1811 to 1921 that were acquired by P.S. du Pont from 1919 to 1920 when he purchased the company's stock, widened the road, and turned over its administration to the Delaware State Highway Department.

Dates: 1438-1921

Pierrre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letter to Félix Faulcon

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Accession: 2133
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. At the onset of the French Revolution, he served as a member of the Assemblée Nationale Constituante (1789-1791), where he allied himself with the moderate Girondist faction. After the leader of the Jacobin movement, Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794) took power, du Pont was arrested in July 1794, but he escaped execution. This is a letter from du Pont de Nemours to Félix Faulcon (1758-1843), a former member of the Constituent Assembly, in which he describes his arrest and imprisonment in La Force prison in Paris.

Dates: 1795 May 12

Victor Marie du Pont papers

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Accession: LMSS-II
Abstract:

Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) was a French diplomat who later immigrated to the United States and established various trading companies before moving to Delaware. He was the eldest son of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817). The collection consists of correspondence, business and personal papers, and writings of Victor Marie du Pont and his wife, Gabrielle Joséphine (de la Fite de Pelleport) du Pont.

Dates: 1778-1827