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Label
1860-1861
Inclusive dates
1860-1861
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • engfre
  • eng
Summary
Reports, 1860-1861, of Alfred Paul (1817-1868), French Consul at Richmond, Virginia, to Edouard Thouvenel (1818-1866), Minister of Foreign Affairs, Paris, France, describing the political situation in Virginia in the days between Abraham Lincoln's (1809-1865) election as president and his inauguration, stating that Virginia will side with the South in any potential confrontation. Paul comments on the 1860 election, South Carolina's secession, Governor John Letcher's (1813-1884) hopes for compromise, slavery, Fort Sumter, the Virginia state convention, Virginia's efforts at compromise, the likelihood of Virginia's secession, and the inevitability of Civil War. The reports are written in french, but there are transcript translations into english
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Action
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  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Alfred Paul (1817-1868) was the French consul in Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War. He often served as the diplomatic link between the governments in Paris and in Richmond.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Reports
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi01804.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Extent
22
Immediate source of acquisition
I. A. Feldman and Company
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000500619
Type of unit
  • leaves and 66
  • p.

Library Locations

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