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Claude Perrin Victor Papers

Call Number: MSS 94
Title: Claude Perrin Victor Papers
Creator: Bellune, Claude-Victor Perrin, duc de, 1764-1841 (author)
Date of Creation: 1802-1804
Extent: 48 items
Object Name: letters (correspondence)
Collection Type: Archival & Special Collections
Documents & Correspondence
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Language: French
Biography/History: French army officer and statesman designated in 1802 as Napoleon’s military captain-general of Louisiana, though he never visited the colony personally.
Scope and Content: General Victor was the French Captain General of Louisiana at the time of the Louisiana transfer. The papers include Victor's correspondence with other French officials including Louis Alexandre Berthier (Minister of War), Denis Decrès (Minister of the Marine and the Colonies), and Pierre Clément Laussat (Colonial Prefect of Louisiana). Particular detail is paid to the Louisiana Expedition, which was scheduled to sail for Louisiana on November 27, 1802.
An addition to the collection includes nine letters to Victor from military and government officials in France in August and September of 1802.
Arrangement: Original accession in chronological order, followed by an addition in chronological order
Other Formats: These records are available on microfilm.
Notes: Claude Perrin Victor Papers, MSS 94, Williams Research Center, The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Finding Aid: For a calendar of this collection see A GUIDE TO THE PAPERS OF PIERRE CLEMENT LAUSSAT, The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1993.
Restrictions: Microfilm copy exists. For preservation reasons, researchers are asked to use the microfilm copy in place of the original.
Papers in the 2017.0233 addition are not microfilmed and may be available for researcher access.
Researchers may be limited to consulting one or two items at a time, per the discretion of the Reading Room staff.
Reproduction of original documents, when permitted, must be performed by the Williams Research Center staff.
Requesting: Please provide the reference staff with the manuscript call number and folder number.
Collection Theme(s): The Louisiana Purchase
Military History
Politics, Government and Law
Haitian Revolution, 1791-1804
Subjects: Laussat, Pierre-Clément de, 1756-1835 -- More information
Berthier, Louis Alexandre, 1753-1815 -- More information
Decrès, Denis, 1761-1820 -- More information
Bellune, Claude-Victor Perrin, duc de, 1764-1841 -- More information
France. Ministère de la marine et des colonies. -- More information
France. Ministère de la guerre. -- More information
Dejean, Jean-François-Aimé, comte, 1749-1824 -- More information
Pérignon, Dominique-Catherine, marquis de, 1754-1818 -- More information
Augereau, Pierre, 1757-1816 -- More information
Montorient, Théodore Vernier, comte de, 1731-1818 -- More information
Sivry -- More information
Paris (France)
Colonies -- Administration.
Louisiana Purchase.
Politics and government.
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Accession Number: 74-106-L