Archives des affaires étrangères collection on the siege of Savannah
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Archives des affaires étrangères collection on the siege of Savannah

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: France. Ministère des affaires étrangères. Archives.
Title: Archives des affaires étrangères collection on the siege of Savannah
Dates: 1779
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 1284

Biographical/Historical Note

The Archives des affaires étrangères (Foreign Affairs Archive), located in Quai d'Orsay, France, preserves, conserves, and provides access to documents produced and received by France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains copies of documents from France's Archives des affaires étrangères (Foreign Affairs Archive). The documents pertain to the 1779 Siege of Savannah. Additionally, the collection includes a political cartoon depicting d'Estaing presenting a palm (symbol of national liberty) to a Native American chief; this cartoon could be viewed as an item of French propaganda.


Index Terms

Engravings (prints)
Estaing, Charles Henri, comte d', 1729-1794.
Georgia--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Letters (correspondence)
Propaganda.
Savannah (Ga.)--History--Siege, 1779.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from representative of collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Archives des affaires étrangères collection on the siege of Savannah, MS 1284, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of French Cultural Services, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1976.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

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1Admiral d'Estaing to Conrad Alexander Gerard. On board the Languedoc near Tybee Island, Georgia, 1779 October 26
An account of the attack on Savannah, Georgia.
 

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2Ann-Cesar de La Luzerne to Comte de Vergennes. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1779 November 10
Discussing the Siege of Savannah.
 

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3Ann-Cesar de La Luzerne to Comte de Vergennes. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1779 November 11
Discussing the operation in Savannah.
 

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4Admiral d'Estaing to Comte de Vergennes. On board the Languedoc near Brest, 1779 December 5
Recapitulation of his impressions of the Siege in a humorous tone. Also included in a typed transcript in English.
 

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5Engraving of d'Estaing
 

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6Engraving by Robert Dodd of an engagement between the Quebec and the Surveilante, 1779 October 6
 

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7French propaganda cartoon depicting d'Estaing presenting a palm, a symbol of national liberty, to an Indian chief