Eugène Dumez letter, 1863 September 16

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Creator:Dumez, Eugène, 1824-1878
Title:Eugène Dumez letter, 1863 September 16

Letter from Eugène Dumez, Nuits, Cte dOr, France, to Henry Vignaud, giving his Nuits address as being with Jules Bellevret, pharmacist. He asks again about the catalogue for the Bibliothque Nationale and requests a catalogue of Epinal images. He mentions collaboration with Slidell and asks for Slidells exact Biarritz address. Dumez attempts to cheer up Vignaud and gives advice on a course of action, pointing out nostalgically and poetically that he has known the hardships of exile himself and referring to the Generation of 1848 and the Republic of Letters. He recommends seeing Athanase-Philippe Cucheval-Clarigny and Rost. Dumez attaches a letter for Charguraud and quotes the part of Aucaignes correspondence that expresses a desire to meet Vignaud. He gives Aucaignes address as being 3 Rue St. Victor and says that Aucaigne has written for the Patrie, the Revue Contemporaine, and the New York Herald. Aucaigne is also quoted as thanking Dumez for information concerning Southerners in Paris (namely Slidell and Rost), whom the former would like to visit in company with the latter or with Vignaud. Dumez further quotes Aucaignes reporting that he already counts Henry Hotze of London and Mobile as a friend and neighbor, as Hotze stays in the same building as Aucaigne when in Paris, and that Hotze will introduce Aucaigne to General McCrae. In French.

Local identification number: C:66

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922 | Slidell, John, 1793-1871 | Cucheval-Clarigny, Philippe Athanase, 1821-1895 | Rost, Pierre Adolphe, 1797-1868 | Aucaigne, Félix, d. 1914 | Hotze, Henry, 1833-1887 | Diplomatic and consular service, Confederate--France | France--History--Second Republic, 1848-1852 | lit and reading, attitudes about war | diplomacy | Southern States | France
Collection:Civil War: Context & Conflict
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
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