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Gustave Auguste de Beaumont papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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Gustave Auguste de Beaumont (1802-1866) was born on February 6, 1802, in Beaumont-la-Charte to the count Jules de Beaumont and Rose Preau de la Baraudiere. In 1826, Beaumont became the King's Prosecutor at the Tribunal de Premiere Instance, during which time he met Alexis de Tocqueville. In 1831, Beaumont and Tocqueville visited the United States to inspect American prison systems, where Beaumont became interested in the conditions of slavery in the United States. Beaumont died on March 30, 1866, in Paris.

This collection is comprised of the single letter from Gustave de Beaumont to Samuel Wood, as well as clippings from the Bulletin of Friends Historical Association, regarding Tocqueville and Beaumont in Philadelphia.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
January, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Papers, 1831, 1952.
Box 5 Folder 1

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