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Napoléon Bonaparte Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.1027
Abstract

This collection contains one letter sent by Napoleon Bonaparte regarding a military matter dated May 4, 1796. There is also a single woodcut print of Napoleon.

Dates: 1796 May 4

Constance Riveau Poetry Book

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.1037
Dates: 1853 - 1854

Handwritten Book of Poetry

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.1004
Abstract

This collection contains a bound volume of poems, sonnets, and songs collected from the writings of many famous poetic figures, and handwritten onto the pages of this journal. Written in two separate hands, this journal appears to have been exchanged among two friends who alternately scribed favorite poems.

Dates: circa 1818

Jannon's Lettres de Carthagene

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0898
Abstract

This collection consists of 6 letters written from Cartagena, Colombia by Jannon, a French merchant, describing revolutionary-era South America. The letters reflect political intensity between supporters of the liberation movement led by Simon Bolivar and those of Vice President Francisco José de Paula Santander y Omaña over Bolivar's attempt to reform the 1821 constitution.

Dates: 1828 January-June

Panama Canal Construction Manuscript

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0923
Abstract

This is a document about the construction of the Panama Canal from Paris, 1876.

Dates: December 1876

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