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1711-1714
Creator:
Torcy, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, marquis de, 1665-1746
Extent: 2 boxes
The collection comprises 169 items dating from 1711 to 1714, with one item from 1702. Most of the correspondence consists of letters addressed to or drafts written by the abbé François Gaultier, a French diplomatic agent stationed in London who moved in the circles of the Tory opposition. Of 88 letters by Torcy in the collection, 79 are addressed to Gaultier. Most of these are entirely or partially in cipher. Original keys for coding and decoding are in the collection.
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Jean-Baptiste Colbert correspondence with the abbé François Gaultier
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Torcy, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, marquis de, 1665-1746
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 579
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2 boxes
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1711-1714
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The collection comprises 169 items dating from 1711 to 1714, with one item from 1702. Most of the correspondence consists of letters addressed to or drafts written by the abbé François Gaultier, a French diplomatic agent stationed in London who moved in the circles of the Tory opposition. Of 88 letters by Torcy in the collection, 79 are addressed to Gaultier. Most of these are entirely or partially in cipher. Original keys for coding and decoding are in the collection.
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1710s
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French
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Torcy, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, marquis de, 1665-1746
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Correspondence Manuscripts, European Manuscripts, French--18th century