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The French Alliance Transcripts.—These are transcripts relating to the French-American Alliance, dating from 1778 to 1784. They are from the-

Archives des Affaires Étrangères, Paris (chiefly);
Public Record Office, foreign correspondence, America and

West Indies, London.
There are about 820 documents, constituting about 4,680 folios. The
correspondence is between-

and Gérard;
Vergennes and Luzerne;
Vergennes and Marbois;
Gérard and Sartine;

Luzerne and Castries.
There is a separate list of the papers. They are arranged chrono-
logically, and the transcripts have been noted on the Chronological
Stevens Index, except those after 1784, of which there are eighteen.


Library of Congress Transcripts.— These are transcripts of material in British archives relating to America and the West Indies, stopping with the peace of 1783, but beginning with the earliest references to America.

They come from the following sources:
I. Oxford, The Bodleian Library:

Ashmolean collection.
Clarendon collection.
Rawlinson collection.

Tanner collection.
II. British Museum:

Cottonian collection.
Egerton collection.
Hargrave collection.
Harleian collection.
King's collection.
Lansdowne collection.
Sloane collection.
Stowe collection.
Additional charters.
Additional manuscripts, including Hardwicke, Hyde,

Mitchell, and Newcastle Papers.
III. Public Record Office, Colonial Office:

America and West Indies Series (now a part of “Colonial

Office, Class 5”).
Admiralty High Court.
Admiralty Secretary.

Treasury Bundles, including Blathwayt's Journal.
They now number about 88,000 foolscap folios.

The guide to the Manuscript Materials for the History of the United States to 1783, in the British Museum, in Minor London Archives, and in the Libraries of Oxford and Cambridge, by Charles M. Andrews and Frances G. Davenport, Washington, published by the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1908, contains a list of the documents in the British Museum and minor archives which had then been transcribed for the Library.

In the annual report of the Librarian of Congress for 1906 and each year since is a list of the transcripts for the year. There is a card catalogue of the names of the writer and receiver of each document copied.




1. Carte de l'Amérique Septentrionale et partie de la Méridionale depuis l'embouchûre de la rivière St. Laurens, jusques à l'isle de Cayenne, avec les nouvelles découvertes de la rivière Missisipi ou Colbert. [anon.] Chaque degré de latitude est de 20 lieues Françoises. 57%2X60/2 inches. [1682?]

Note.-An excellent colored fac-simile of an elaborate manuscript map copied from the original manuscript in the Bibliothèque du Dépôt de la marine at Paris. Harrisse, in his Nouvelle France, p. 201, states that it is “The most beautiful map of America, by a French artist, compiled from data of Hennepin or Greysolon Du L'hut.” Extends from “Terre de Labrador" to the northern part of South America. The western boundary of North America is the Mississippi River, which is not shown below its confluence with the Ohio. The French possessions are in

great detail, especially in the region of the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi. 2. Carte de l'Amérique Septentrionnale depuis le 25: jusqu'au 65° deg. de latt. & environ 140: & 235 deg. de longitude. Contenant les pays de Canada ou Nouvelle France, la Louisiane, la Floride, Virginie, Nlle Suède, Ne Yorc, Nlle Angleterre, Acadie, Isle de Terre-Neuve &c: ... En l’Annee 1688: Par Iean Baptiste Louis Franquelin Hydrographe du Roy à Québec en Canada. Échelle de cent quarante lieues [=634 in.] 40X6272.

Note.-An exact colored manuscript copy of the original mss. map by
Franquelin, dated 1688, deposited in the Archives du Dépôt des cartes de la
marine, Paris.
Title in upper right-hand corner surrounded by a garland, and drapery in left-

Large view of “Québec comme il se voit du côté de l'Est" in lower right-hand corner. This map, while elaborate, does not show the careful drawing of the anonymous map, above described. The drawing is such as to magnify the French territory to the evident detriment of the English. It is valuable in connection with the Great Lake, Upper Mississippi, and St. Lawrence River region.

This map was praised by Parkman as the most accurate and complete map of the period. 3. Carte de la rivière de Mississipi, sur les mémoires de mr le Sueur qui en a pris avec la boussole tous les tours et détours depuis la mer jusqu'à la rivière St. Pierre, et a pris la hauteur du pole en plusieurs endroits par Guillaume De l’Isle . . . 1702. Échelle de lieues marines 20 [= 434 in.) 5 sheets, each 20-2X3034.

Note.--Manuscript reproduction of the original manuscript in the Archives du Dépôt des cartes et plans de la marine, Paris. 4. Amérique Septentrionlle, composée, corrigée et augmétée sur les iourneaux, mémoires et observations les plus justes qui en on’, été ftes en l'année, 1685 & 1686, par plusieurs particuliés, par I. Baptiste Louis Franquelin ... à Québec. Échelle de cent lieues [=434 in.) 36X392

Note.-Manuscript reproduction of the original manuscript in the Bibliothèque du Dépôt des cartes et plans de la marine, Paris.

hand corner.

5. Carte de la côte de la Louisiane depuis la baye St. Joseph, jusqu'à celle de St. Bernard où tous les ports et bons mouillages sont marquez par des ancres; avec la quantité de piés d'eau que l'on y trouve. [anon.] Échelle de 20 lieues marine (=3 in.) 11X3234. (1732?]

Note.-Extends north as far as “Natchitoches." Soundings along the coast. 6. Carte de l'entrée du port et rade de Pensacola, où les pieds d'eau sont marquez et la route que l'on doit faire pour bien chenaller

[anon.] Échelle de 3000 toises [=2 in.) 8X1334. [1780?]

NOTE.-Soundings. 7. Plan de la Nouvelle Orléans. [anon.] Scale 200 toises (=574 in.] 1674X2172. [1803?]

Note.-Contains list of places. Building lots are numbered. Shows fortifications and water front. 8. Map of the battlefield of Chancellorsville, Va. 1863. [anon.] Scale 1 inch to the mile. 12X22.

Note.-Gives positions of different corps. 9. [Map of the battle of “Fallen Timber" between the Americans led by Anthony Wayne and the English with their Indian allies] Having no actual survey not capable to lay down any scale. The sketch only taken from the eye on the 18 July 95. The scale supposed nearly 156 yards to an inch. 11%2X7.

NOTE.-Signed P. M. Neff 15th July 1797. Said to be the original map made by Neff for Gen. Wayne. 10. [Cape Cod ship canal] Survey by W. H. Dennis, ass't U.S. Coast Survey, 1860. 1072X2774.

Note.-Tracing in blue and red ink. “Contours show five (5) feet rise.” Gives “Proposed route Cape Cod ship canal survey of 1825.” 11. Carte du cours du fleuve St. Louis, depuis dix lieues audessus de la Nouvelle Orléans jusqu'à son embouchure, où sont marquées les habitations formées, et les terrains concédez, auxquels on n'a pas travaillé. [anon.] Échelle de 2000 toises [=ca. 1 in.) 11X3834.— Carte particulière de l'embouchure du fleuve St. Louis. [anon.] Échelle 500 toises (=274 in.) 11X1534. (1732?]

12. [Map of the] "R. Rouge”—“Mississipy ou fleuve St. Louis”– “Riuière des Yazoux”—“Rivièrre des Pascagoular”—“Riuièrre de la Mobille”—“Riuièrre des Alibamons.” [anon.] Échelle de vingt cinq lieües; de vingt lieues aux degré. 32X30. (1753?]

Note.-Shows the course of the Mississippi river from “fort de Lassomption' to the “Golfe de Mexique." The course of the Red river is shown from "Natchitouche," and that of the Alabama from “Tomonpa.” The dates 1729 and 1736 are found on the map: “fort françois détruit en 1729” and “Village des Chactchioumans détruit en 1736.” Forts and roads are marked in red ink. On the right

side of the map is pasted a fly-leaf 8X5. 13. Carte d'une partie du cours de la rivière de la Mobille et de celle des Chicachas. [anon.] Scale 300 [toises?=234 in.] 11X52. [1788?]

Note.-Shows the course of the rivers from “Carrière de pierre de taille," above their junction, to the “Bayous ou R. au boeuf."

14. The capture of Fort Oswego, on Lake Ontario, North America. By gen! Drummond and sir J. Yeo. May 6th, 1814. Drawn on the spot by capt. Steele, R. M. [Colored view] 1274X16.

15. The troops disembarking to attack Fort Oswego, under the command of gen! Drummond and Sir J. Yeo. By capt. Steele, 2! batt". royal marines Lake Ontario, May the 6th 1814. [Colored view] 12/4 X 1534.

16. Plan du terrain sur le cap appartenant à la paroise de cette uille. [Quebec] Fait à quebec par moy, Lemaitre Lamoville 20€ May 1756. arp. royal. Échelle de 20 perches [=9 in.) 18X27.

Note.-Table of paces. The original manuscript "plot” of the top of the "Cape" at Quebec, on which the chateau St. Louis stood-where the chateau Frontenac now stands--as well as the Wolfe-Montcalm monument, shows the amount of land occupied by each of those French Canadians then residing upon what is now the most aristocratic part of Quebec. In the margin: “État des emplacements concédés par la fabrique de la paroisse de cette ville et les noms de ceux qui les possède, suiuant le no.,” followed by 37 names.

Plan de la ville de Québec. [anon.] Échelle, 250 toisses= 5/4 in.) 2074X30. (1760?]

NOTE.—Table of places. 18. Mapa de las tierras compradas al gobierno y particulares par el cor!. Desmenard. F. R. Roulin, fecit. Escala de diez mil metros [=234 in.] 1372X2374. Bogota, Mayo 1825.

Note.-Attached to the map is the following: “Memorandum of a contract agreed upon this day by dr. Roulin, and mr. Illingworth on the part of mess. Herring Graham and Powles of London Mr. Illingworth agrees to accept and dr. Roulin to give his best services . . . in raising charts of the waste lands granted to the Company in the provinces of Merida and Caracas . . . (dated) Bogota, 15 March 1825. (signed) R. S. Illingworth-Roulin.” On the map are indicated “Limites de tierras compradas al gobierno" and “Limites de tierras compradas

a particulares." In the lower margin is a colored coat of arms. Ornamented title. 19. Mapa de la hoya del lago de Valencia y la costa de Venezuela entre la Guaira y Puerto Cabello. Luciano Urdaneta, ingeniero . Scale, 40 kilometres [=1134 in.] 24%2X4072. Paris, 18 de Mayo de 1895.

NOTE.-Shows road from Valencia to Caracas. Altitudes marked by contour lines. 20. Carte de l'jsle St. Domingue, dressée par E. Beaucosté. Présentée à M. F. Bron chef de bon commandant l'arme du génie à St. Domingue. 1805. Échelle , de 25 lieues [=694 in.] 28X7534.

Note.-Shows physical features, cities, villages, also detailed description of the coast, the roads and the surrounding islands. In three sheets. 21. Carte générale de la partie française de l'isle de St. Domingue. Relative au mémoire et au costier de mr. d'Estaing.

[anon.] Échelle de quinze lieues commune [=734 in.) 34 X 4834. [1763–66?]

Note.-Shows the coast of Haiti from “Pte de la Grange" to "Isle de la Beate," divided into 50 sections. 22. [Northern part of Haiti.] 1951. [1800?]

NOTE.—Map without author showing divisions by cantons, physical features, roads, forts, cities, and villages, and names of landowners. The coast is given from “Cap de la Grange” to “Pointe de Coridon.” 60811°-10


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