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Collection Number: 02048-z

Collection Title: Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette Papers, 1786-1825.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 6 items
Abstract Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, (1757-1834) was a French aristocrat who served as a general in the American Revolution and later as a leader of the Garde Nationale during the French Revolution. The collection includes a letter, 1791, from Lafayette to Jean Sylvain Bailly, mayor of Paris, France, on behalf of a friend; a brief note, undated in the third person from Lafayette to a Mister Rogers; a contemporary handwritten version of remarks by Lafayette in Raleigh, N.C., 1825; and three photoprints of items, two dated 1786, relating to Lafayette and a Mr. MacQueen in Paris.
Creator Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, 1757-1834.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette Papers, #2048-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
In part, photoprints.
Acquisitions Information
Originals lent for photocopying by Mrs. J. A. Huger of Georgia. Additional material transferred from the North Carolina Collection, June 1952, and received from William A. Whitaker of New York, N.Y., April 1960.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, (1757-1834) was a French aristocrat who served as a general in the American Revolution and later as a leader of the Garde Nationale during the French Revolution.

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The collection includes a letter, 1791, from Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, to Jean Sylvain Bailly, mayor of Paris, France, on behalf of a friend; a brief note, undated in the third person from Lafayette to a Mister Rogers; a contemporary handwritten version of remarks by Lafayette in Raleigh, N.C., 1825; and three photoprints of items, two dated 1786, relating to Lafayette and a Mr. MacQueen in Paris.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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