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Memoire sur l'Inde: memoire sur l'insurrection de l'Inde angloise, rédigé par le révérand Père Benoît, missionarire à la résidence de Poonah ...

Ms. Codex 1938

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Lévis, Pierre-Marc-Gaston, duc de, 1764-1830
Title:
Memoire sur l'Inde: memoire sur l'insurrection de l'Inde angloise, rédigé par le révérand Père Benoît, missionarire à la résidence de Poonah ...
Date:
circa 1806
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1938
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
French
Language Note:
In French.
Abstract:
A volume comprising a manuscript portion from volume 2 of Lévis work entitled Les voyages de Kang-Hi, ou nouvelles lettres chinoises. The manuscript was written in French around 1806 and is probably in Lévis hand.
Cite as:
Lévis, Pierre-Marc-Gaston, Memoire sur l'Inde, 1806, Ms. Codex 1938, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Lévis was the second Duke of Lévis son of the first Duke of Lévis Marshal Francis Gaston. Lévis was an author, economist, politician, peer of France and député to the National Constituent Assembly. During the French Revolution Lévis escaped to England. His mother and two of his sisters were sent to the guillotine. Lévis returned to France following the revolution. He was elected Académie française in 1816.

Scope and Contents

A slim, hand-sewn, paper volume comprising a manuscript portion from volume 2 of Lévis work entitled Les voyages de Kang-Hi, ou nouvelles lettres chinoises. The manuscript was written in French around 1806 and is probably in Lévis hand. The heading on each leaf reads Suite du Memoire sur l'Inde. The manuscript is Lévis' fictional account of the Maratha rebellion in India relayed through letters of a Chinese man named Kang Hi traveling in Europe in 1910 . Many corrections and note appear throughout the volume. The pages are numbered 1 to 17. Line numbers are written in the left margins. A notation indicating the manuscript is a second draft is on the first page.

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Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  August 2018

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by A. Gerits & Son (Diemen, The Netherlands), 2016.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, French--19th century
Subject(s)
  • French literature--19th century

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Memoire sur l'Inde: memoire sur l'insurrection de l'Inde angloise, rédigé par le révérand Père Benoît, missionarire à la résidence de Poonah ..., circa 1806.

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