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Comte de Langeron reports

Identifier: MSN/COL 7901

Scope and Contents

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


  • Creation: 1762-1763


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical / Historical

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.


.25 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



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.


The collection is arranged one document per folder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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.

Comte de Langeron reports
Jacob Baska
July 2009
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Repository Details

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

102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556