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Edmond de Boissieu manuscript written on board La Favorite on the Laplace voyage, detailing Sydney society, ca. 1831

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MLMSS 9913

Record identifier

Yj7oJEx9

Edmond de Boissieu manuscript written on board La Favorite on the Laplace voyage, detailing Sydney society, ca. 1831

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Edmond de Boissieu manuscript written on board La Favorite on the Laplace voyage, detailing Sydney society, ca. 1831

Full title

Edmond de Boissieu manuscript written on board La Favorite on the Laplace voyage, detailing Sydney society, ca. 1831

Author / Creator

Date

ca. 1831

Call Numbers

MLMSS 9913

Record Identifier

Yj7oJEx9

Language

French

Physical Description

Contents

0.05 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript in ink on 4 folded sheets (16 pages including 3.5 blank pages)

Other Descriptions

Level of description

Fonds

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Copying Conditions

Out of copyright

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Edmond de Boissieu documented his stay in Sydney in detail and this previously unrecorded manuscript describes many domestic details of households such as Governor Darling’s, Chief Justice Forbes’ and, particularly, the Blaxland family’s. Boissieu also met (and passed judgement on) Alexander Macleay (afflicted with ‘great ugliness’), Francis Forbes...

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Full title

Edmond de Boissieu manuscript written on board La Favorite on the Laplace voyage, detailing Sydney society, ca. 1831

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Author / Creator

NOTES

General note

Written on coarse wove paper of French manufacture, each sheet watermarked 1828 and with the maker's name of Labranche & Sarroul.

Attributions / Conjectures

Unsigned, but in the known hand of Boissieu. Internal evidence in the text itself confirms the attribution.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from James Cummins Bookseller, August 2016

Administrative / Biographical history

Edmond de Boissieu was a senior officer on the French expedition led by Cyrille Laplace on La Favorite between 1829 and 1832. It was intended by the French to capitalise on the science and mapping done by the Bougainville voyage (which called at Sydney in 1825) and also as a political exercise to demonstrate a French presence in the Pacific.

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Call Numbers

MLMSS 9913

Record Identifier

Yj7oJEx9

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1006326

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