Michel Picot de Boisfeuillet letter
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Michel Picot de Boisfeuillet letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Boisfeuillet, Michel Picot de, active 1817.
Title: Michel Picot de Boisfeuillet letter
Dates: 1817
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0616
Collection materials are in French.

Biographical/Historical Note

Michel Picot de Boisfeuillet lived in St. Brieux, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was probably related to the Boisfeuillet family in Savannah Georgia. The Picot de Boisfeuillet family originated in St. Malo, Brittany, France. The "de Boisfeuillet" addition to the family surname comes from the name of the family estate in St. Malo; it became attached to the Picot surname once the family moved from France, and eventually replaced Picot as the family surname. The Savannah Boisfeuillets descend from Michel Picot de Boisfeuillet of France (and therefore are probably relatives of the Michel Picot de Boisfeuillet of this collection). Louis D'Antalet Picot de Boisfeuillet moved to Savannah, Georgia, and married Madelaine Peyre.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Michel Picot de Boisfeuillet to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Clay in New York. The letter, written from St. Brieux, Canada, in 1817, concerns the family inheritance. Mrs. Clay was Melanie Jane Picot de Boisfeuillet. The letter is written in French.

Index Terms

Boisfeuillet family.
Boisfeuillet, Michel Picot de, active 1817.
Inheritance and succession.
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from member of the Strong family, related to the de Boisfeuillet family through marriage.

Preferred Citation

Michel Picot de Boisfeuillet letter, MS 616, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Kate W. Strong, 1968.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.