Eugène Dumez letter, 1864 April 6

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Creator:Dumez, Eugène, 1824-1878
Title:Eugène Dumez letter, 1864 April 6

Letter from Eugène Dumez, St. Just, France, to Henry Vignaud thanks Vignaud for sending issues of the Mmorial and the Autographe. Dumez states reading with keen interest Vignauds article on the Cours de Prise and his critique of Mireille. He says he is happy Vignaud has been named to the post that Aucaigne usurped. He comments on Aucaigne (using references to Pre Duchne) and on corruption in the press and in the world of letters, bringing up Castille, La Guronnire, and Limayrac (spelled Lymairac)" Dumez predicts that the Globe will not last. He gives journalistic advice (as done in almost every letter), stressing the importance of using Charguraud in addressing the Presse and Chavanne with regard to the Patrie. He speaks disparagingly of Chavanne as well as of the head of the Sicle. Dumez advises working with the Pays and the Constitutionnel. He stresses the importance of dispersing the slave-supporting perfume that everything coming from Richmond exhales and concentrating on communicating and interpreting facts. Dumez mentions Thiers, Rameau, Duval (editor of the Journal des Economistes), and Bossange. He quotes Lefrancs report on Leforts manuscript, about which Lefort would like someone to visit A. Callaud to inquire concerning printing. Lefranc relates that Lefort has authored LEsclavage et la Guerre aux tats-Unis under the synonym of Edouard Berger. Dumez brings up revised plans for the Renaissance, which include Gurards model. He mentions Boismares catalogue. He wonders if a copy of Jean Magnes work was at the Louisiana state library, if it survived the sack of Baton Rouge, and if it was transferred to New Orleans from the shanty that served us as a capitol. Dumez inquires into Droz and his collection as well. He states that he would like the first number of the Grand Journal founded by Jean-Hippolyte-Auguste Delaunay de Villemessant and Albric Second. He asks if Vignaud has considered seeing Rost at the Grand Htel and relates having corresponded with Slidell following Madame Beauregards death." In French.

Local identification number: C:66

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

Henry Vignaud Papers, Mss. 1281, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

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