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[Mexico City?]. ALS in French from Campbell Scartell (?) to General Bazaine, stating that tomorrow he intends to send his courier, Rafael Beraza, to Vera Cruz with dispatches and requesting that he be accompanied by an armed escort, because since the railroad workers have quit they are plundering everything right and left. 8vo., 1 p., with integral blank, 1866 June 27
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of 74 letters and documents received by Bazaine from various French and Mexican military and political figures. Because Bazaine controlled all military activities, several of the letters have important military content, including battle and spy reports. Others illuminate the more mundane affairs of running a country from day to day--reports on railroads, executions, collecting taxes, paying bills, prisoners, public works, etc. Many of these letters have Bazaine's autograph remarks on their contents. Also included are several other personal letters not sent to Bazaine that give insight into everyday affairs of ordinary citizens. Finally, there is an autograph letter from Bazaine himself, and there is one letter by him to a "Captain Clary. Bazaine's correspondents include a wide range of military and political figures, both Mexican and French. The condition of the letters vary. At one time, all were mounted in an album and contain traces of the old mounts on their blank versos.
The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: ALsS = autograph letters signed, LS = Letter Signed.
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- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- 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.
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[Mexico City?]. ALS in French from Campbell Scartell (?) to General Bazaine, stating that tomorrow he intends to send his courier, Rafael Beraza, to Vera Cruz with dispatches and requesting that he be accompanied by an armed escort, because since the railroad workers have quit they are plundering everything right and left. 8vo., 1 p., with integral blank; Achille François Bazaine Correspondence, C0865, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1