|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||France. Ministère des affaires étrangères. Archives.|
|Title:||Archives des affaires étrangères collection on the siege of Savannah|
|Extent:||0.5 cubic feet (1 box)|
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.
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.
Material was acquired from representative of collector.
[item identification], Archives des affaires étrangères collection on the siege of Savannah, MS 1284, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of French Cultural Services, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1976.
Collection is open for research.
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.
|1||Admiral 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.|
|2||Ann-Cesar de La Luzerne to Comte de Vergennes. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1779 November 10|
|Discussing the Siege of Savannah.|
|3||Ann-Cesar de La Luzerne to Comte de Vergennes. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1779 November 11|
|Discussing the operation in Savannah.|
|4||Admiral 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.|
|5||Engraving of d'Estaing|
|6||Engraving by Robert Dodd of an engagement between the Quebec and the Surveilante, 1779 October 6|
|7||French propaganda cartoon depicting d'Estaing presenting a palm, a symbol of national liberty, to an Indian chief|