Jean-Frederic Phelypeaux, comte de Maurepas, 1701-1781.
4.8 linear ft. (694 items)
Manuscripts, administrative documents, correspondence.
Manuscripts, documents, and correspondence from Maurepas's administrative files, documenting his activities as overseer of the country's maritime affairs and of the royal household. Includes letters and documents concerning the War of the Austrian Succession, France's support for the Jacobite cause of Charles Edward, the Young Pretender, in England, and other aspects of French foreign policy; the finances of the French navy; diplomatic relations and commerce with other countries such as Spain, Russia, and Portugal; shipbuilding, navigation, scientific expeditions, and taxation.
Language: Collection material in English
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library