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- Scheide, John Hinsdale, 1875-1942
- John Hinsdale Scheide Collection of Three Centuries of French History
- Manuscripts Division
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- 10 Volumes and 1.00 linear feet
Collection consists of 386 letters and documents of royalty, nobility, statesmen, and other celebrities of France, from the reign of Louis XII to the commencement of the French Revolution.
Collection Description & Creator Information
This collection consists of 386 letters and documents of royalty, nobility, statesmen, and other celebrities of France, from the reign of Louis XII to the commencement of the French Revolution. It is comprised of examples of the most famous names of three centuries of French history, including Louis XII, Francis I, Henri II, Catherine de Medicis, Francis II, Charles IX, Henri III, Duc de Guise, Henri IV and his wives, Clement VIII, Louis XIII, Anne of Austria, Cardinal Richelieu, Louis XIV and his wife Marie Thérèse, Marquise de Maintenon, Jean Baptiste Rousseau, Marquise de Sévigné, Cardinal Mazarin, Duc d'Orleans, Louis XV, his wife and daughters, Marquise de Pompadour, Comtesse du Barry, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire, Cardinal Fleury, Chevalier D'Éon, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Princesse de Lamballe, Charles X, Louis XVI, Jacques Necker, Mirabeau, and Lafayette.
Arranged in 10 bound volumes in roughly chronological order.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Scheide, John Hinsdale, 1875-1942
John Hinsdale Scheide (Princeton Class of 1896) was an American businessman and collector.
Gift of William H. Scheide (Princeton Class of 1936) in honor of his father, John Hinsdale Scheide (Princeton Class of 1896).
- Custodial History
John Hinsdale Scheide purchased the collection from Maggs Bros Ltd. Maggs had acquired it from Sotheby's (London) in 1938; Sotheby's described the collection as being the "property of a lady."
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Mia Kim and Dana Simmons in 1992. Finding aid written by Mia Kim and Dana Simmons in 1992.
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.
- Credit this material:
John Hinsdale Scheide Collection of Three Centuries of French History; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Subject Terms:
- Autographs -- France -- Collections.
Nobility -- France -- Autographs.
Royal houses -- France -- History -- Sources.
Statesmen -- France -- Autographs.
- France -- History -- Bourbons, 1589-1789 -- Sources.
France -- History -- 16th century -- Sources.
France -- History -- 17th century -- Sources.
France -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
France -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
France -- Kings and rulers -- Autographs.