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Meney, Claude Adrien, ca. 1701-1787
Claude Adrien Meney Letters
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
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Consists of contemporary manuscript copies of 38 letters (in a bound volume) written by the eighteenth-century French attorney Claude Meney during a visit to London..

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a manuscript copy of 38 letters (in a bound volume) written by Meney, titled "Copie des lettres écrites à mes amis pendant mon voiage de flandres, D'angleterre et d'hollande en 1734," as well as typed transcriptions of them. A parliamentary attorney from Dijon, France, Meney describes to his friends his visit to London, beginning with a sailing from de Beauvais on March 4, 1734, and continuing through April 26, 1734. In most of these letters, Meney compares London with Paris.

Collection Creator Biography:

Meney, Claude Adrien, ca. 1701-1787

Claude Meney, a parliamentary attorney from Dijon, France, traveled to Flanders, England, and Holland in 1734.

Collection History


AM17188, 18231


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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:

Claude Adrien Meney Letters; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1