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Livingston, Robert R., Letter to Denis Decrès, 1806 January 20
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Consists of a three-page letter from Richard R. Livingston to Denis Decrès, who was then the French Minister of the Navy, discussing Napoléon, British impressment, and the arrival of Francisco de Miranda in New York. Livingston sends his regards to Decrès and offers his congratulations on Napoléon's recent victories and hopes for his continued success in his campaigns. He also writes of growing animosity toward Great Britain in the United States and his hopes that Napoléon can mediate any differences between the United States and Spain.
Arranged alphabetically by the name of the creator, with unattributed materials at the end.
Purchased from Christie's New York in 2020 (AM 2021-51).
The collection is open and will continue to grow.
No material was separated during processing.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Lisa Yankowitz during the summer and fall of 2010 . The finding aid was written by Lisa Yankowitz in January 2011 and is regularly updated with new acquisitions by Faith Charlton, Kelly Bolding, and Armando Suárez.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.
- Credit this material:
Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813, Letter to Denis Decrès; General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box B-001555
- Existence and Location of Copies
Parts of this collection are available on microfilm, cataloged separately as RCPXM-7497696.
- Subject Terms:
- Diplomats -- United States -- Correspondence.
- Genre Terms:
- Correspondence -- 19th century
- United States -- Foreign relations -- France -- 19th century.