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MS Am 1525

Pułaski, Kazimierz, 1747-1779. Kazimierz Pułaski correspondence with Claude Carloman de Rulhière and others, 1774-1778: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1525
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Pułaski, Kazimierz, 1747-1779.
Title: Kazimierz Pułaski correspondence with Claude Carloman de Rulhière and others,
Date(s): 1774-1778.
Quantity: 1 collection (.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French.
Abstract: Autograph manuscript and manuscript transcript letters between Polish commander Kazimierz Pułaski and Claude Carloman de Rulhière and other letters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

57M-232. Gift of Frederick M. Dearborn; received: 1958.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Kazimierz Pułaski Correspondence with Claude Carloman de Rulhière and Others, 1774-1778 (MS Am 1525). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

This correspondence was published as: Correspondance du général Casimir Pulaski avec Claude de Rulhière, 1774-1778. Paris: Société Historique et Littéraire Polonaise, 1948. This volume also includes typewritten English translations of the correspondence and an index of names. See Houghton call-number: *fZPC7.P9657.948c.

Biographical / Historical

Kazimierz Pułaski [Casimir Pulaski] (1747-1779) was a Polish nobleman, soldier and military commander. Claude Carloman de Rulhière (1735-1791) was a French poet and historian.

Arrangement

Arranged as bound.

Scope and Contents

28 items, including: autograph manuscript letters, and manuscript transcript letters between Kazimierz Pułaski and Claude Carloman de Rulhière; and also letters of Pułaski and Rulhière with others. Items were chiefly written in France and a few were written in the United States. Topics concern Pulaski's flight from Poland and his desire to take refuge in France, and his later plans to travel to the United States to fight in the American Revolution; contains discussion of Pulaski's ideas of government and nations.
Materials are bound in vellum over boards. The manuscripts are not bound in the numerical order of the published version, but have been foliated to indicate page numbers as bound. The publication number has also been recorded with each item. Most manuscripts have item numbers actually penciled on them within a circle in the lower left corner to correspond with the numbers in the publication volume.

General

[Cover title:] Correspondance du Général Cte Casimir de Pulaski avec Claude de Rulhière sur son depart pour d'Amérique, 1776-1778.

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