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Gustave Auguste de Beaumont papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-018

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1831, 1952

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

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 United States. Beaumont died on March 30, 1866, in Paris.

Extent

1 folders

Language

English

Overview

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.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.
Title
Gustave Auguste de Beaumont papers, 1831, 1952
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
January, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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