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Miscellany, French, 18th-19th century

Necker, Jacques, 1732-1804
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Collection of miscellaneous French letters and documents, mainly from and to medical men, 1789-1815

Correspondents include Pierre Chautard, surgeon at Toulon (10) and the director of the Académie des sciences, belles-lettres et arts de Rouen [name illegible] (11).

The collection also contains two letters from Jacques Necker (1732-1804), former director-general of finance to Louis XVI, and his wife Suzanne (7-8).



Physical description

22 pieces in one file 22 documents of various sizes.

Acquisition note

Many of the documents were purchased from Parisian dealers, principally Charavay and Degrange, between December 1927 and April 1936 (accs.63700, 64689, 69426, 67371, 67391 and 67469). Others were purchased in London, at sales at Stevens, 6 January 1931, lot 361 (acc.68115); Sotheby's, 13-14 November 1933, lot 361 (acc.67469); and Glendining, 31 January 1935, lot 242 (acc.67979). Accession details for six of the documents are unrecorded.


  • French

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