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J. J. Jusserand 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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Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932

Jean Jules Jusserand was a French diplomat and author. He was ambassador to the United States from 1902 to 1925. A close friend of every U.S. President during that period, he did much to promote friendly Franco-American relations and to win the United States to the Allied side in World War I. Jusserand was also a noted scholar; his works include English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages (tr. 1889), Shakespeare in France (1898), and With Americans of Past and Present Days (1916), the first work on U.S. history to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize.

The collection consists of correspondence and a typescript of J. J. Jusserand while he was French ambassador to the United States. The correspondence includes three letters to Dean Andrew Fleming West at Princeton University, one letter to Charles Scribner, and a letter to "My dear chargé," containing extracts of General Lafayette's letter (12/21/1784) to General Washington. The typescript, which contains holograph corrections and annotations, is titled "How We Revisited France." It describes France before and after World War I and the help it received from the United States in fighting the Germans and later in rebuilding after the war.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Jusserand's letters to Andrew F. West were a gift of Dean West on Sept. 29, 1927.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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This 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.

Collection Inventory

Letter to James M. Beck, 17 November 1919. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 Letters to Robert Mountsier, June 1908. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to Charles Scribner, 1 February 1917. 1 folder.
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1 folder

How We Visited France, Typescript, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter to "My Dear Chargé" and Letter in French to General Washington, 21 December 1784, 1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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