Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau Papers
Scope and Contents
Includes a couple of originals, copies prepared in the 18th century as well as typed transcripts of letters, 1782, of the Comte de Rochambeau concerning a variety of topics: seizures of blacks belonging to state of Virginia; reenforcements for French troops and acknowledgment of thanks of Williamsburg, Va. for French aid; a letter, 6 Sept, 1789, written while Rochambeau was commander of garrison at Strasbourg, France and dealing with riots (original and typed transcript); photostats of Rochambeau's schedule of marches from Providence, R. I. to Williamsburg, Va, 10 June - 26 September 1781; maps of various camps; and a photograph of a portrait of Rochambeau by Larriviere. Materials are primarily in French, but some items have English translation.
- Creation: 1781-1789
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- Guide to the Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau Papers
- Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English