Baroness Hyde de Neuville Collection
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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The baron and baroness Hyde de Neuville lived in New Brunswick, N.J., during their years of exile (1807-1814) from the Napoleonic reign in France. The baroness was a watercolorist. The baron served as ambassador to the U.S. (1816-1822) and Portugal under Louis XVIII.
The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and printed matter concerning the Baron and Baroness Hyde de Neuville. The collection contains Xerox copies of letters (with typed English transcriptions) exchanged between the baron, who was the French ambassador to the U.S. under Louis XVIII (1816-1822), and Thomas Jefferson, and a Xerox of a letter by Jefferson to James Madison, as well as photographs of the Hyde de Neuville house outside of New Brunswick, N.J., where the baron and baroness lived part of the time during their years of exile (1807-1814) from the Napoleonic reign in France. There are also catalogs of 20th-century exhibitions of the baroness's pencil sketches and watercolors of Indians, common people, and buildings of architectural interest such as the First Presbyterian Church of Princeton then under construction (1813).
Folder inventory added by Allyse Terrell '2014 in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.