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- Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844.
- Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain, 1768-1844.
Grouchy, Emmanuel, marquis de, 1766-1847.
Staël, Madame de (Anne-Louise-Germaine), 1766-1817.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821.
- Manuscripts, American -- 19th century.
- The notebook was kept by Nicholas Biddle between February 1818 and April 1820. He records his conversations with Joseph Bonaparte and Emmanuel de Grouchy at a time when they lived in the United States. Biddle focuses on the French exiles' recollections of events in Europe, primarily during the Napoleanic era. Among the topics mentioned are the battle of Talavera, Madame de Staël, events in Naples, and a number of incidents involving Napoleon. At the start of each entry Biddle notes the date and the place of the conversation (e.g., at his home, at C. J. Ingersoll's, at Joseph Bonaparte's, etc.).
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edward W. Lanius Book Fund for Romance Language Collections.
- Sold by Catherine Barnes (Philadelphia, Pa.), 2012.
- Edward W. Lanius Book Fund for Romance Language Collections.
- Web link:
- The Edward W. Lanius Book Fund for Romance Language Collections Home Page