Eugène Dumez letter, 1863 October 4

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Creator:Dumez, Eugène, 1824-1878
Title:Eugène Dumez letter, 1863 October 4

Letter from Eugène Dumez, Nuits, Cte dOr, France, to Henry Vignaud still giving his address as being with Jules Bellevret and still encouraging Vignaud to see Aucaigne and Charguraud, stating that his wifes lingering illness will keep him from returning to America anytime soon. He discusses his attempts (which include Vignaud) to facilitate correspondence between French historian Jules Michelet (whose brother-in-law Malaret lives in St. John the Baptist Parish) and Confederate oceanographer and Naval leader Matthew Fontaine Maury in order to promote the Confederate cause. At the same time, he expresses frustration over Rosts and Slidells failures to correspond adequately and comments on the effects that such lapses in etiquette could have on the cause. Dumez states having sent Chavanne to Vignaud in response to Lefrancs recommendation and reports having heard that things are calmer in Charleston and more unsettled in Washington. He mentions Malespines post, a possible project with Michelet, and texts that Vignaud is helping him acquire, including the catalogue of Epinal images. In French.

Local identification number: C:66

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922 | Aucaigne, Félix, d. 1914 | Michelet, Jules, 1798-1874 | Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873 | Rost, Pierre Adolphe, 1797-1868 | Slidell, John, 1793-1871 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Foreign public opinion, French | politics and elections | writing, literature, and reading | diplomacy | United States | France
Collection:Civil War: Context & Conflict
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
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