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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Shelfmark:  Waller Ms fr-02556
Type of object:  manuscript
Dimensions:  253 x 199mm
Extent:  1 fol.
Material:  paper
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS 1 of 2
Type of element:  letter
Extent:  1a-1b
Language:  French
Place:  s.l.
Date:  1797-1799
Comments to date:  Addressed to "Madame Say". Alphonsine de la Roche married her cousin Honoré Say in 1797 and became widow in 1799.
Short summary:  Fragment of a letter from a mother to her daughter
Person:  Castanet, Marie, 1748-1821 (Paris), author
Person:  Duméril, Alphonsine-Jeanne-Pernette, 1778 (Genève)-1852 (Paris), addressee
Person:  La Roche, Michel de, 1775-1852, Politician, person referred to
Person:  Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de, 1778-1841, Botanist, Professor, person referred to ?
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS 2 of 2
Type of element:  note/-s
Extent:  1a
Language:  French
Place:  s.l.
Date:  1806 (after)
Comments to date:  The note has been written after the second marriage of Alphonsine, in 1806, to André-Marie-Constant Duméril
Short summary:  Explaining who is the writer and who is the addressee of the letter
Person:  Duméril, Auguste, 1812 (Paris)-1870 (Paris), Naturalist, author ?
Person:  Castanet, Marie, 1748-1821 (Paris), person referred to
Person:  Duméril, Alphonsine-Jeanne-Pernette, 1778 (Genève)-1852 (Paris), person referred to
Person:  Duméril, André-Marie-Constant, 1774 (Amiens)-1860 (Paris), Physician, Naturalist, person referred to
COMMENTS
Comments:  Uncertain who wrote the explanatory note: possibly Duméril's son Auguste? Or an autograph dealer? See the same handwriting in a note in Waller Ms fr-02545
IMAGES
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