Baron Gaspard de Gallatin Papers
Scope and Contents
Photocopy of a journal or memoir, 1780-1781, kept by Baron Gaspard de Gallatin, a French officer in the army of the Count de Rochambeau. The journal concerns his military service in America. Gallatin was a participant in the Siege of Yorktown, but this photostat of the journal appears to be incomplete, stopping before the siege begins. Also includes photograph of a portrait of Baron de Gallatin and photographs of portraits of other family members. Photostat France : Versailles, 1931 22 1/2 cm.
- Creation: circa 1931
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Baron Gaspard de Gallatin was born at Geneva, Switzerland 19 March 1758. He served in the Regiment de Royal Deux-Ponts which was one of four regiments brought to America by the Count de Rochambeau.
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The original journal and portraits at the time the collection was donated were in the possession of Judge Edmund Shedlin and Viscount D'Estienne d'Orves.
Journal in private hands in 1931.
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- Guide to the Baron Gaspard de Gallatin Papers
- Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English