Letters and dispatches concerning Napoleon Bonaparte and the Italian campaign, [after Sept. 1796?]. (Book, 1796) [WorldCat.org]
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Letters and dispatches concerning Napoleon Bonaparte and the Italian campaign, [after Sept. 1796?].

Author: Napoleon, Emperor of the FrenchLazare CarnotBarthélemy Catherine JoubertJean-Baptiste JourdanJean Victor Marie MoreauAll authors
Edition/Format:   Manuscript   Archival Material : French
Summary:
Unsigned ms. compilation, probably French from 1796, of texts pertaining to Napoleon's Italian and Austrian campaigns, as well as to the political events of the Directoire.
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Genre/Form: correspondence
dispatches
History
Personal correspondence
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Correspondence
Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Lazare Carnot; Barthélemy Catherine Joubert; Jean-Baptiste Jourdan; Jean Victor Marie Moreau; Pierre-Anselme Garrau; Antoine-Christophe Saliceti; Charles Lacretelle; François de Pange; Georges Washington Louis Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette, marquis de; France. Directoire exécutif.
OCLC Number: 48927084
Language Note: In French.
Notes: Caption title: "Extrait de lettres ou de passages interessans."
In a single hand, in a tiny, tight cursive in brown ink.
Contemporary limp vellum; remnants of yellow silk ties at right-hand top and bottom corners.
For additional information, consult the Special Collections Info File.
Description: [50] leaves, bound (last leaf blank) ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Extrait de lettres ou de passages interessans

Abstract:

Unsigned ms. compilation, probably French from 1796, of texts pertaining to Napoleon's Italian and Austrian campaigns, as well as to the political events of the Directoire.

The documents, arranged chronologically between March and Sept., 1796, consist of official dispatches between the Directory government--including Carnot, president of the Directoire executif--and Napoleon's generals Moreau, Jourdan, and Joubert; dispatches supporting France from Brussels, Milan, Geneva, Rome, Madrid, and Constantinople; hostile dispatches from Vienna, Stuttgart, Basel, and London; personal letters from Republican sympathizers in Italy, Spain, Holland, and England; and anonymous texts--both printed and manuscript--which circulated clandestinely in Paris. There is even a brief excerpt from a letter written from the U.S.on Mar. 28, 1796 by George Washington Motier Lafayette, son of the French statesman and American Revolutionary War hero. Also included are Napoleon's own letters to various officials; dispatches from Saliceti and Garrau, members of the Convention; and texts by Lacretelle and François Pange. The anonymous compiler might possibly have been an associate of Lacretelle--lawyer, publicist, and chronicler--who is quoted at length; or perhaps merely a student of history, interested in the events of his own time.

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