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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
- Scope and Contents
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 copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.
- 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:
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.