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Du Rouvenoz et Cie records

Ms. Coll. 514

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Du Rouvenoz et Cie.
Title:
Du Rouvenoz et Cie records
Date [bulk]:
1830-1870
Date [inclusive]:
1792-1891
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 514
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (1 box)
Language:
French
Abstract:
Collection of various documents, mostly from 1830-1870, relating to a distillery located in Annecy, France.
Cite as:
Du Rouvenoz et Cie records, 1792-1891 (bulk: 1830-1870), Ms. Coll. 514, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Distillery located in Annecy, Savoie, France.

Scope and Contents

Collection comprises one book of recipes (35 leaves) for colognes, oils, elixirs, syrups, and cordials and liqueurs such as curacao, vermouth, crème de menthe, and absinthe with entries from 1846 to 1884, as well as papers pasted in associated with Jean Louis du Rouvenoz's participation in the 1860 referendum on the French annexation of Savoie; a booklet of accounts (6 leaves) from 1792 titled "Journal et Grand Livre"; a booklet of chemical preparations (12 leaves) of mercury, chlorine, and sulfur, without dates; a booklet of production records (9 leaves) with entries from 1830 and 1831; and 14 unbound items (16 leaves) including additional recipes, a blank receipt, and a record of the 1842 marriage contract of Françoise Perrard and Pierre Etienne Du Rouvenoz (2 leaves).

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2015 May 12

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Clémence Scouten

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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 Steve Finer Rare Books, 2004.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Recipes
Subject(s)
  • Chemistry, Technical--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
  • Distilleries--France--19th century

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Account book, 1972.

1 1

Chemical preparations, undated.

1 2

Marriage contract for Françoise Perrard and Pierre Etienne Du Rouvenoz, 1842.

1 3

Production records, 1830-1831.

1 4

Receipt form, circa 1840.

1 5

Recipe book, 1837-1884.

1 6

Recipes, undated.

1 7

Remedies, undated.

1 8

Miscellaneous, undated, 1888, 1891.

1 9