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Comte de Langeron reports

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/COL 7901

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists primarily of retained copies of reports written by Langeron from Saint-Domingue in 1762-63.

Dates

  • 1762-1763

Creator

Language of Materials

French

Language of Materials

Collection material in French

Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection

Biographical Note

At the time the letters and memoranda in this collection were written, Alexandre-Claude-Nicholas, Comte de Langeron (b. 1732) was colonel of the régiment Royal-Barrois, stationed in the French colony of Saint-Domingue in the Caribbean. Langeron was from a notable military family. He and the approximately 400 members of the Royal-Barrois arrived at Saint-Domingue in December 1762, towards the end of the Seven Years War. They were stationed on the north coast of the colony, at Cap François (present-day Cap Haitien in Haiti). They remained in Saint-Domingue through the end of the war, returning to France in July 1765.

Extent

3 Sheets (1 container)

Overview

Retained copies of official reports written in 1762-63 from the Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue by the Comte de Langeron, a French army colonel.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged one document per folder.

Acquisition and Processing Note

The Langeron reports were purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries in 2005, from William Reese Co. of New Haven, Connecticut. Arranged and described 2006, by George Rugg. Finding aid 2009, by Jacob Baska and George Rugg.
Title
Comte de Langeron reports
Status
Completed
Author
Jacob Baska
Date
July 2009
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556
574-631-0290