Peter Stephen Du Ponceau correspondence

Peter Stephen DuPonceau was a Philadelphia lawyer, author, and linguist. These copies were made by Job R. Tyson. One volume consists mainly of incoming letters, 1777-1785, 1808-1839, on political and legal matters from John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Washington Irving, Marquis de Lafayette, Edward...

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Main Author: Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen 1760-1844 (Creator)
Collection:Peter Stephen Du Ponceau Correspondence
Collection Number:1716
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Physical Description: 0.33 Linear feet 0.4 linear feet, 1 box
Summary: Peter Stephen DuPonceau was a Philadelphia lawyer, author, and linguist. These copies were made by Job R. Tyson. One volume consists mainly of incoming letters, 1777-1785, 1808-1839, on political and legal matters from John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Washington Irving, Marquis de Lafayette, Edward Livingston, James Madison, James Monroe, and others. There are some copies of outgoing correspondence. The other volume is DuPonceau's reminiscences of his life to 1783 in the form of letters, 1836-1844, mainly written first to Robert Walsh and then to DuPonceau's granddaughter, Anne L. Garesch. The memoirs concern his formal and informal education in France and his service as an aid to von Steuben and Greene during the American Revolution. Both volumes contain a table of contents. There are also a few miscellaneous letters and notes. "The Autobiography of Peter S. DuPonceau" / edited by James L. Whitehead. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 1939-1940.