Félix de Beaujour Collection
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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Baron Félix de Beaujour was consul general of France in Washington and a commissary for commercial relations between France and the U.S. from 1804 to 1810.
The collection consists of two batches of manuscripts and documents of de Beaujour pertaining to the Amercian economy and commercial opportunities for France in the U.S. during the administration of Thomas Jefferson: 1) French manuscript entitled "Coup-d'oeil sur la Caroline du Nord" (18 pp., ca. 1805), which provides an overview of North Carolina history and suggests ways in which France might develop and improve commercial relationships with the state, with a printed article from an American journal (1807) about a legal claim by the French government concerning a South Carolina frigate; 2) several manuscripts regarding general topgraphy and geographic areas (Northwest, South), with numerous statistical tables showing, for example, value of exports (by state), population, agriculture, and industries of all the states. Some of these tables begin with data from the 18th century.
From the archives of Baron Félix de Beaujour.
The North Carolina manuscript was purchased in March 2008.
The other material was purchased from Traces Ecrites in June 2008 (AM2008-115).
Additions are a gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies in 2009 (AM2009-127).
Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
- France -- Commerce -- North Carolina -- 19th century.
- France -- Commerce -- United States -- 19th century.
- North Carolina -- Commerce -- France -- 19th century.
- United States -- Commerce -- France -- 19th century.
- United States -- Commerce -- Statistics -- 19th century.
- United States -- History -- 1801-1815 -- Sources.
- Manuscripts Division
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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.