Contents and Arrangement

Verger Journal: Translation, 1781-1967

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of papers relating to the preparation of The American Campaigns of Rochambeau's Army, 1780-1783 (1972), which was translated and edited by Rice and Anne S. K. Brown and published in two volumes: Volume I containing the journals of Jean Clermont-Crevecoeur, Jean Baptiste Verger, and Louis-Alexandre Berthier; Volume II containing itineraries, maps, and views prepared by Berthier illustrating the campaigns of the French army under Rochambeau during the American Revolution.

Included in the papers are correspondence with Anne S. K. Brown, American and European libraries, and publishers Princeton University Press and Brown University Press; publicity matter; Xerox copies of the original journals and itineraries with French transcriptions and English translations; binders of final manuscript text; indexes and bibliographies; and related printed matter. Also present are notes and photographs of the 1976 bicentennial reenactment of Rochambeau's march and on the Charles W. Peale portrait of George Washington owned by Rochambeau.

Collection History

Custodial History:

The original manuscripts upon which these papers are based are located in the Rhode Island History Society archives, the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection at Brown University, and the Princeton University Library (Berthier Collection).

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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.

Credit this material:

Verger Journal: Translation; Howard C. Rice Papers, C0519, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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