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Lafayette (Marquis de) Collection
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Description
A collection of letters and papers by and to the Marquis de Lafayette, members of his family and friends.
Background
Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French general and political leader, and a hero of the American Revolution. After returning to France in 1782, Lafayette served as a member of the Assembly of Notables in 1787 and the Estates-General in 1789, vice president of the National Assembly and the commander of the National Guard. In 1792, he was captured by the Austrians and imprisoned at Olmutz prison; after he was liberated in 1797 by Napoleon, Lafayette returned to France. He died in Paris on May 20, 1834.
Extent
2.4 Linear Feet (1 box, 2 bound volumes, and 1 oversize folder)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.