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Saqui de Sannes Family Correspondence

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The Saqui family, originally from Nice, settled in Provence in the beginning of the 16th century. The older branch of the family, which included several naval officers and admirals, took the name of Saqui des Tourrès (or des Thourets) when François de Saqui (1615-1647) acquired the title of lordship of Tourrès through marriage. The younger branch of the family of Sannes barons and lords of Collabières were descendants of Charles de Saqui (1617-1647). Several members of this line of the family from Aix-en-Provence served as members of the parliament of Provence and the Court of Auditors, including Charles-François de Saqui, baron de Sannes (1713-1777), who served as Counselor of the Chamber of Accounts (1735), and his son, Antoine Pons Elzéar de Saqui, baron de Sannes (1740-1806), who served as Counselor and later Attorney General of the Court of Auditors (1772; 1781).

This collection primarily consists of the professional and personal correspondence, the majority of which dates from 1756 to 1848, of various members of the Saqui family that illustrates the way the aristocratic family struggled to negotiate its position during and after the French Revolution. The Saqui de Sannes family of Provence is significantly represented though other branches of the family, including des Tourrès, Le Bretton des Chapelles, de Villeneuve d'Ansouis, and others are also documented. Earlier letters document conflicts between the Provincial Assembly and the King's Steward and also relate to a legal affair regarding inheritance. The family's situation during the Revolution is also documented as are various issues the family grappled with throughout the 19th century, including financial problems, inheritances, and marriages.

Those family members who are significantly represented include Antoine Pons Elzéar de Saqui, baron de Sannes (1740-1806), and his family, including his father, Charles-François de Saqui, baron de Sannes (1713-1773); and his son, Charles-Antoine de Saqui (1767-1858). Charles-Antoine de Saqui's family is also represented as well as the family of his wife, Zoé Sophie Geneviève Camille de Saqui des Tourrès (1785-1846), including Zoé's sisters, Sabine de Saqui and Rose Marie de Saqui (b. 1789), who married Admiral Louis Charles Hilarion de Saqui (1749-1826). Charles-Antoine and Camille de Saqui's son, Charles Emile Hippolyte de Saqui de Sannes (1811-1878), and his wife, Elzéarine Eudoxie de Villeneuve d'Ansouis (1818-1885), are also significantly documented as are Eudoxie's parents, Sylvain Henri Sébastian Théodore de Villeneuve d'Ansouis (1771-1818?) and Marie Francoise Joséphine Thérèse de Ribère d'Entremont (b. 1777). Another line of the family represented is Jean Joseph de Saqui, marquis des Thourets (1746-1801)--the brother of Louis Charles Hilarion de Saqui (1749-1826)-- his wife, Louise Marie Claudine Le Bretton des Chapelles de Saqui (b. 1825?) from Haiti, and their only son, Marie Alexandre Ernest de Saqui, marquis des Thourets (1798-1862). Some letters relate to members of the Le Bretton des Chapelles family who fled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the Haitian Revolution.

Materials are primarily arranged chronologically.

Purchase, 2016 (AM 2016-70).

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Some items in the collection were treated for mold during 2016 processing.

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in May 2016 with assistance from Kristine Gift (GS). Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in May 2016.

No materials were separated during 2016 processing.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Faith Charlton
Finding Aid Date
2016
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Collection Inventory

Charles-François de Saqui, baron de Sannes, Letters from Thoron d'Entrages, 1756-1759. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Antoine Pons Elzéar de Saqui, baron de Sannes, Letters from Arnaud de Rousset Concerning the de la Tour d'Aigues Legal Affair, circa 1772-1786. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Family Correspondence, 1773-1779. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Antoine Pons Elzéar de Saqui, baron de Sannes, is significantly represented, with letters from Bernard, Bachaley, and Collot (Rolloz?). An official government letter as well as and an order from the Provincial militia are also included.

Physical Description

1 folder

Family Correspondence, 1779-1784. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Antoine Pons Elzéar de Saqui, baron de Sannes, is significantly represented. Other family members represented include Antoine's daughter and son-in-law, Julie de Sannes de Remuzet and Augustin Laurent de Remuzet; and his niece, Adélaïde de Rousset. Other correspondents include Macadré Ainé, Aulb(?), Dol, and Gérard(?).

Physical Description

1 folder

Official Letters from Les Syndics de la Noblesse de Provence, 1787 October- 1790 February. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

These were most likely sent to Antoine Pons Elzéar de Saqui, baron de Sannes. Correspondence concerns meetings of the trustees of the nobility and taxation reports.

Physical Description

1 folder

Family Correspondence, 1788, 1793-1801. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Antoine Pons Elzéar de Saqui, baron de Sannes, is significantly represented with letters from Besson[?], Roland, Delutrai, Rocher (Rochez?), Flot, and Ollivier et Delestrain.

There are also letters to Louise Marie Claudine Le Bretton des Chapelles de Saqui, wife of Jean Joseph de Saqui, marquis des Thourets, as well as the couple's marriage certificate; documents related to Louis Charles Hilarion de Saqui, including a certificate of residence and an extract of denunciations against him; and a passport for Thérèse Emilie de Saqui.

Physical Description

1 folder

Family Correspondence, 1802-1805. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Family members represented include Antoine Pons Elzear de Saqui, baron de Sannes, and his sons, Charles-Antoine François de Saqui and Joseph Antoine Hippolyte de Saqui. Other correspondents include: F. Mignotte, Brestel, Ollivier, de Cabrières, Figuières, Fage, and S. Jallu, bureau de Correspondance générale, among others.

Physical Description

1 folder

Family Correspondence, 1810-1817. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Sylvain Henri Sébastian Théodore de Villeneuve d'Ansouis and his wife, Marie Francoise Joséphine Thérèse de Ribère d'Entremont are signficantly represented. Some other correspondents include: Louise Marie Claudine Le Bretton des Chapelles de Saqui and her son, Marie-Alexandre Ernest de Saqui, marquis des Thourets; Rose Marie de Saqui; Louis-Charles Hilarion de Saqui; and Chavalier de Villeneuve d'Anouis.

Physical Description

1 folder

Family Correspondence, 1818-1820. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sylvain Henri Sébastian Théodore de Villeneuve d'Ansouis, his wife, Marie Francoise Joséphine Thérèse de Ribère d'Entremont, and Chavalier de Villeneuve d'Anouis.

Physical Description

1 folder

Family Correspondence, 1821-1829. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Marie Francoise Joséphine Thérèse de Ribère d'Entremont d'Ansouis; Louise Marie Claudine Le Bretton des Chapelles de Saqui; Marie-Alexandre Ernest de Saqui, marquis des Thourets and his wife Beatrix; Charles-Antoine François de Saqui and his wife, Zoé Sophie Geneviève Camille de Saqui des Tourrès; Rose Marie de Saqui; Anne Raymond de Saqui; and Joseph-Charles-André d'Arbaud-Jouques.

Physical Description

1 folder

Family Correspondence, 1832-1835. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Some correspondents include: Marie-Alexandre Ernest de Saqui, marquis des Thourets; Ollivier; Elzéarine Eudoxie de Villeneuve d'Ansouis de Saqui; and d'Hortense Bernard.

Physical Description

1 folder

Family Correspondence, 1836-1837. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Some correspondents include: Charles Emile Hippolyte and his wife, Eudoxie de Villeneuve d'Ansouis de Saqui; d'Hortense Besnard; Rose Marie de Saqui; Marie Sylvain de Sannes; Charles Antoine François de Saqui, baron de Sannes; Sabine de Saqui Mérentié; Zoé Sophie Geneviève Camille de Saqui des Tourrès

Physical Description

1 folder

Family Correspondence, 1841-1847. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Some correspondents include: Marie-Alexandre Ernest de Saqui, marquis des Thourets; Charles Emile Hippolyte de Saqui and his wife, Eudoxie de Villeneuve d'Ansouis de Saqui; d'Hortense Besnard; Rose Marie de Saqui; Marie Sylvain de Sannes; and Charles Antoine François de Saqui, baron de Sannes.

Physical Description

1 folder

Family Correspondence, 1848-1920. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Charles Emile Hippolyte de Saqui and his wife, Eudoxie de Villeneuve d'Ansouis de Saqui are significantly represented.

Physical Description

1 folder

Family Correspondence, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Charles Emile Hippolyte de Saqui; Louise Marie Claudine Le Bretton des Chapelles de Saqui; Sabine de Saqui Mérentié; Marie Francoise Joséphine Thérèse de Ribère d'Entremont d'Ansouis; and Rose Marie de Saqui, and her husband, Louis-Charles Hilarion de Saqui.

A few empty envelopes are also included.

Physical Description

1 folder

"Le Baron de Saqui-Sannes: Conseiller a la Cour des Comptes de Provence Par Jules de Terris", 1907. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed item

Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest