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Series 3: Winter Quarters of the French Army in Virginia, 1781 October-1782 April 5
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Different documents for the period beginning after the victory of Yorktown and extending until the following July 1782, when the northward march was begun.
Arranged sequentially by packet/item number.
These papers are housed in the original red portfolio cases (and order) in which they were presented to the Library in 1939.
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information
This collection was word-processed by Anna Bialek in July and August of 2005. Finding aid written by Howard Rice in 1957.
During 2022, restrictions for this collection were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.
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- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
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- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
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- Credit this material:
Series 3: Winter Quarters of the French Army in Virginia, 1781-1782; Louis-Alexandre Berthier Collection, C0022, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (hsvm): Boxes X; XII
- Existence and Location of Copies
This collection is also available in microfilm.
- Separated Materials
Relation de l'Escadre Française, aux ordres du Cher. Destouches, & de l'affaire qui a eue lieu le 16 Mars 1781, entre cette Escadre & celle des Anglais, commandée par l'Amiral Arbuthnot was transferred to rare books (1081.755 EX).
Descriptions for the maps have been taken verbatim from Howard C. Rice and Anne S. K. Brown, The American Campaigns of Rochambeau's Army (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1972), Volume 2. Leading numbers in the map titles correspond to numbers assigned to the maps by Rice and Brown; these numbers are used in their descriptions to refer to other Berthier maps. (The actual Bethier number for the map is provided at the end of each description.) Gaps in the Rice-Brown numbers reflect the fact that they also draw from other sources in their work (i.e., also describe other maps). Measurements, in centimeters, give the size of the sheets.
- France. Armée
Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807