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*FC6.R3168.B656r

Recueil de piece concernant le Cardinal de Retz : manuscripts, 1653-1656: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: *FC6.R3168.B656r
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Recueil de piece concernant le Cardinal de Retz : manuscripts,
Date(s): 1653-1656.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French and Latin.
Abstract: Letters and autograph manuscripts pertaining to French Cardinal Jean François Paul de Gondi de Retz (1614-1679). These manuscripts are bound into a volume that also contains printed items.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Printed materials in volume accessioned as 43-676-723, manuscripts contained within accessioned as 43M-364-387. Purchased with the Coolidge fund from H.P. Kraus; received: 1943 December 9.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Recueil de Piece Concernant le Cardinal de Retz : Manuscripts, 1653-1656 (*FC6.R3168.B656r). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

This finding aid describes only the manuscript items bound into this volume. The 48 printed items also bound here are cataloged individually in HOLLIS.

Biographical / Historical

Cardinal de Retz (1613-1679) was one of the leaders of the French aristocratic rebellion known as the Fronde (1648-1653).

Scope and Contents

Contains 24 manuscript items pertaining to French Cardinal Jean François Paul de Gondi de Retz from the time of his imprisonment at Vincennes (France) in 1653 through his various exploits in Nantes, Spain, and Rome through 1656. Includes autograph letters and compositions, many by Cardinal de Retz and all concerning him. Also includes materials by Louis XIV and Pope Alexander VII.

General

For additional information see: Jean François Paul de Gondi de Retz. Œuvres du cardinal de Retz. Paris: Hachette, 1870-1896. 10v.

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