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Larrey, Dominique Jean (1766-1842), and Larrey, Félix Hippolyte (1808-1895)

  • Larrey, Dominique Jean (1766-1842), Baron Larrey. Surgeon.
Date
1788-1891
Reference
MS.8889
  • Archives and manuscripts

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Description

Correspondence of Dominique Larrey:

1. Report on the death of Dr Fourcade during the Egyptian expedition, Paris, March, 1837.

2. Duplicate of 1811 report on the injuries of a man named Benders, received when a bullet grazed his skull, Paris, September 1825.

3. Two notes by Larrey, n.d.

4. Letter to Citoyen Lalile, surgeon in Cairo, written from Alexandria, 20 Germinal an 9 (10 April 1801).

5. Note by Larrey, 5 April 1788.

6. Letter adressed to Monsieur le Maréchal, signed by Larrey and one other, Paris, 31 March 1832. Extensive annotations.

7. Note to Général Berthier, Napoléon's chief of staff, signed by Larrey as chief surgeon, Sue as chief physician and Sureau as chief pharmacist, Paris, 28 Germinal an 11 (18 April 1803). With typed transcript.

8. Report certifying that the general of the Faillard brigade was shot, and subsequently treated by Larrey, 30 August 1813.

9. Letter to an unnamed recipient, Paris, 30 January 1840.

10. Note by Larrey, 8 January 1822.

11. Response to the note of 4 January 1821 from the directeur général de l'administration de la guerre, signed by Larrey, René Desgenettes, Gulley and one other, 11 January 1821.

12. Report on the injuries suffered by Baron de Montcrieff following a fall from a coach, 19 June 1818

13. Note to M. Lucas de Montigny, 12 March 1830.

14. Note to an unnamed general, Paris, 20 June 1834.

15. Prescription signed by Larrey, 1831

16. Letter addressed to le Directeur Général, Paris, 1 August 1814.

17. Letter adressed to le Doyen, Paris, 20 January 1819.

18. Letter to le professeur Dumeril ("celebre confrère"), presumably André Marie Constant Duméril, Paris, 15 May 1848.

19. Letter addressed to M. le prefet, Paris, 1 June 1822.

20. Note to M. Gerfaut, sécretaire du conseil de santé, signed by Larrey and one other, Paris, 19 April 1832.

21. Letter to Claude-Philibert Barthelot, comte de Rambuteau, Paris, 28 May 1839.

22. Letter to monseigner le cardinal Feib in Rome, Paris, 15 May 1839.

23. Report on the injuries, treatment and estimated recovery time of M. Lagarde, soldier in the 2nd infantry batallion, Paris, 17 November 1816. Signed by Larrey as chief surgeon and ? as chief physician.

24. Report on the head wound received by le maréchal de camp Ledée, Paris, 25 January 1820.

25. Note to M. Bierlay, Paris, n.d.

26. Note to M. Chroma, n.d.

27. Note to M. Lafitte, 23 July (stamped 1821).

28. Note to docteur Danvers, surgeon in Corbeil, written from Paris, 18 September 1806.

29. Letter to an unnamed general, Paris, 5 May 1841.

30. Note congratulating general Jean-Martin Petit on the birth of his son, Paris, 13 February 1824.

31. Note to M. ?, 6 April 1837.

32. Note to docteur Pariset (Étienne Pariset, medicin en chef de l’hôpital de la Salpêtrière), Paris, 19 August 1830.

33. Confidential letter to Abel-François Villemain as minister of the department of public instruction, Paris, 3 September 1841.

34. Note addressed to "mon cher et honoré confrere" (Léopold Joseph Renauldin, présidents de l'Académie Royale de Médecine), Paris, 19 October 1839.

35. Response to the note of 8 February from the directeur général de l'administration de la guerre, signed by Larrey and four others, Paris, 21 February 1840.

36. Response to the note of 20 February from the chef de la division de l'administration, signed by Larrey and two others, Paris, 26 February 1839.

37. Response to the notes of 15 March and 12 April from the chef de la division de l'administration, signed by Larrey and three others, Paris, 27 June 1838.

38. Letter to an unnamed recipient, Paris, 7 March 1837.

39. Note to the chef de la division de l'administration signed by Larrey and two others, Paris, 14 July 1838.

40. Response to the note of 22 November 1833 from the directeur de l'administration, signed by Larrey and one other, Paris, 23 November 1833.

41. Response to the note of 2 February 1833 from the directeur de l'administration, signed by Larrey and one other, Paris, 9 February 1833.

42. Response to the note of 23 October 1832 from the directeur de l'administration, signed by Larrey and two others, Paris, 24 October 1832.

43. Note to the directeur de l'administration signed by Larrey and two others, Paris, 10 July 1832.

44. Response to the note of 4 July 1832 from the directeur de l'administration signed by Larrey and two others, Paris, 24 July 1832.

45. Response to the note of 7 May 1832 from the directeur de l'administration signed by Larrey and three others, Paris, 9 May 1832.

46. Response to the note of 1 May 1832 from the directeur de l'administration signed by Larrey and two others, Paris, 4 May 1832.

47. Response to the note of 11 April 1832 from the directeur de l'administration signed by Larrey and one other, Paris, 13 April 1832.

48. Response to the note of 17 April 1832 from the directeur de l'administration signed by Larrey and two others, 19 April 1832.

49. Note to the directeur de l'administration regarding use of sodium chloride and chloride of lime, signed by Larrey and one other, Paris, 7 April 1832.

50. Response to the note of 23 September 1831 from the directeur de l'administration signed by Larrey and two others, Paris, 6 October 1831.

51. Response to the note of 7 August 1831 from the directeur de l'administration signed by Larrey and one other, Paris, 13 August 1831.

52. Note to M. Ayoul, Paris, December 1829.

53. Letter to the painter Jean-Bruno Gassies, Paris, 1928.

54. Letter to an unnamed doctor, 14 May 1818.

55. Note to an unnamed recipient, Paris, 10 May 1833

56. Letter addressed to monsieur le directeur, Paris, 15 May 1832.

57. Selection of examples of Larrey's autograph and handwrting.

58. Letter from Achille Leclère to M. Durand regarding the statue of Larrey at the hôpital Val-de-Grâce, Paris, 3 March 1850.



Correspondence of Félix Hippolyte Larrey:

59. Letter to an unnamed recipient, 3 February 1831.

60. Two letters to G. Gaultier, Paris, 30 January 1841, and May 1841.

61. Note addressed to "mon chere confrère," 1841.

62. Nine notes to various correspondents written from the hôpital Val-de-Grâce, Paris, 1843-1857.

63. Twelve notes to various correspondents written on behalf of the Conseil de Santé, Ministère de la Guerre, Paris, 1859-1872.

64. Eight notes to various correspondents written on behalf of the Service du Santé de l'Armée, Paris, 1867-1885.

65. Five notes to various correspondents written on behalf of the Service du Santé, Maison de l'Empereur, Paris, 1859-1868.

66. Four letters to an unnamed female correspondent, Paris, 1886-1887.

67. Three letters written by Juliette Dodu, Larrey's lover and heroine of the war of 1870, 1878-1882.

68. Eight letters to Achille Chéreau, Paris, 1875-1886.

69. Eleven letters to Nicolas Joly to Larrey, plus two letters from Joly to Larrey, mainly from Paris, 1868-1889. Also includes notes on a variety of subjects

70. Four letters written to the director general of customs, Paris, 1877-1879.

71. Three letters to Baron Prom, 1869-1877.

72. Two letters to Jean [G]egouse, 1885-1889.

73. Two letters to M. Faye, 1887.

74. Three letters to M. Gerdebat (presumably the author Louis Gerdebat), along with a pamphlet on the history and topography of dolmens in the Oise region of France, 9 and 26 September 1862, and 3 August 1886.

75. Two letters to Charles St Claire Deselle, 29 November 1870 and 8 February 1876.

76. Note stating that Larrey has been sent a copy of a book on the history of Julius Ceaser by Napoléon III, 9 May 1866.

77. Letter to Larrey from an unnamed sender, Paris, 16 October 1862.

78. Note addressed to "Cher confrère", n.d.

79. Letter to the secrétaire-arbitriste de l'Académie du Sciences, Paris, 7 July 1883.

80. Letter addressed to "monseieur le général", 17 January 1845.

81. Note to Larrey from an unnamed sender (possibly called MacDermott), 26 January 1873.

82. Letter to Larrey from his friend Alexandre Baron Forth-Rouen des Mallets, 10 April [1863].

83. Letter to Larrey from someone named Thompton, who is noted as having been in the Crimea with Florence Nightingale, 5 November 1863.

84. Note to an unnamed recipient, 12 May.

85. Letter to Larrey from le vicomte de Courtivron, 26 January.

86. Letter to Larrey from genéral Elie-Frèdéric Forey, written whilst attached to the French army in Italy, 4 June 1859.

87. Letter to Larrey from the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Claude Eugène Guillaume, Paris, 15 January 1871.

88. Note to Larrey from M. Lecomte, 13 December 1850.

89. Note to Larrey from ?Dr Laverley, 7 June.

90. Note to Larrey from Charles ?, 15 June 1881.

91. Letter to Prosper Fougère, Paris, 13 July 1886.

92. Letter to M. D'Hormoy, Paris, 8 August 1882.

93. Letter addressed to "mon cher Arago", April 1858.

94. Letter to M. Boinod, Paris, December 1860. With envelope.

95. Letter to Professor Achille Comte, 23 February 1844.

96. Letter to Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes ("M. Boucher de Perthes"), Paris, 17 February 1866.

97. Letter to M. Rambosson, Paris, 26 November 1877.

98. Letter to M. [illegible], 9 March 1858.

99. Note informing Larrey that he has a package to collect from the post office, 10 January 1863. With handwritten additions by Larrey.

100. Letter to the ministre de l'interieur, from Jean Claude Verdun, a 67 year old former soldier asking for support, with an affidavit by Larrey, Paris, 11 June 1849.

101. Selection of twenty nine notes and letters from Larrey to unnamed recipients, 1842-1891, n.d.

102. Letter to Larrey from an unknown recipient, n.d.

103.Two notes written on Larrey's behalf by someone called Mouilly, April and June 1867.

104. Letter (presumably to Larrey), written by Colbert, 1822.

Publication/Creation

1788-1891

Physical description

1 File

Acquisition note

Purchased from Charavay, Paris, December 1927 (acc.67371), March 1928 (acc.67375), October 1928 / April 1929 (acc.63700), Desgranges, Paris, February 1929 (acc.56146), Charavay, Paris, June 1929 (acc.67382), August 1929 (acc.56129), January 1930 (acc.67373), Sotheby's, London, February 1930 (acc.52480), Charavay, Paris, February 1930 (acc.55099), Desgranges, Paris, February 1930 (acc.55165), an unknown vendor, Paris, April 1930 (acc.67391), Charavay, Paris, May 1930 (acc.55098), Desgranges, Paris, July 1930 (acc.63450), Charavay, Paris, July 1930 (acc.63921), Stevens, London, March 1931 (acc.56487), Charavay, Paris, April 1931 (acc.64715), April 1931 (acc.64716), Stevens, London, May 1931 (acc.68155), Sotheby's, London, November 1931 (acc.75328), Charavay, Paris, January 1932 (acc.64878), Heck, Vienna, August 1932 (acc.65895), Charavay, Paris, January 1933 (acc.66033), February 1933 (acc.78279), July 1933 (acc.66363), Glendining, London, April 1933 (acc.67755), probably from Desgranges or Charavay, Paris, circa October 1933 (acc.66365), Desgranges, Paris, January 1934 (acc.66597), Gonelli, Florence, 1934 (acc.67091), Charavay, Paris, September 1934 (acc. 67126), either Charavay or Desgranges, Paris, April or November 1934 (acc.67129), Sotheby's, London, November 1934 (acc.67484), Desgranges, Paris, July 1935 (acc.69116), Charavay, Paris, at an unknown date before 1936 (acc.69220), January 1936 (acc.69286), either from Desgranges, Paris, January 1936, or Glendining, London, c.1932 (acc.69292), Charavay, Paris, April 1936 (acc.69426), E. Noury, Paris, December 1936 (acc.69800), Charavay, Paris, at an unknown date before 1937 (acc.69806), and Mrs. Watson, Burnley, March 1945 (acc.72200), presumably once part of the Thomas Madden Stone autograph collection. Provenance details not found for numbers 1231, 1705, 63782, 67072, 331223, 349158, and A160.

Biographical note

Dominique Jean Larrey (1766-1842) was chief surgeon to Napoléon's armies, serving on varied campaigns including the Egyptian expedition of 1798 and the Russian campaign of 1812. A favourite of the Emperor, he was made Baron Larrey on the field at the battle of Wagram in 1809. After Napoléon's defeat, Larrey's medical reputation saved him from a fall from grace. His achievements included introducing a system of "flying ambulances" onto the battlefield, to treat and remove the injured. He also wrote a number of works on surgery, which are still widely used.

Félix Hippolyte Larrey (1808-1895) was the son of Dominique Larrey, and inherited the title of Baron Larrey on his fathers death in 1842. He was chief medical officer of the army and physician to Napoléon III, and was elected president of the Académie de Médecine in 1863. As well as his medical work, Félix Larrey was the political representative for the town of Bagnères-de-Bigorre in south west France for a number of years.

Related material

In the Wellcome Library:

MS.3172 Journal kept during the Russian campaign by Dominique Larrey, 1813-1814.

MS.3173 Resumé of Dominique Larrey's campaigns by his son Félix Hippolyte, mid 19th century.

MS.5316-5319 Letters from Dominique Larrey to his wife Charlotte Elisabeth (1797-1834), daughter Charlotte Isaure (1805-1842) and son Félix Hippolyte (1820-1835).

MS.5320 Letters to Dominique Larrey from various correspondents, 1803-1840.

RAMC/329 Letters from Sir Thomas Longmore to Félix Hippolyte Larrey, 1863-1888.

RAMC/1139/L/40-41 Letters to Thomas Longmore from Dominique and Félix Hippolyte Larrey, 1964-1869, 1880-1893.

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