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Gustave Auguste de Beaumont papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-018
This collection is comprised of the single letter from Gustave de Beaumont to Samuel Wood, as well as clippings from the Bulletin of Friends Historical Association, regarding Tocqueville and Beaumont in Philadelphia.


  • 1831, 1952

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Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).


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Biographical note

Gustave Auguste de Beaumont (1802-1866) was born on February 6, 1802 in Beaumont-la-Charte to the count Jules de Beaumont and Rose Preau de la Baraudiere. In 1826, Beaumont became the King's Prosecutor at the Tribunal de Premiere Instance, during which time he met Alexis de Tocqueville. In 1831, Beaumont and Tocqueville visited the United States to inspect American prison systems, where Beaumont became interested in the conditions of slavery in the U.S. Beaumont died on March 30, 1866 in Paris.



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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January 2016.
Gustave Auguste de Beaumont papers, 1831, 1952
Kara Flynn
January 2016
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