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Maurepas Papers, The. Historical French Documents of the XVIIIth Century On Louisiana , Canada , The Caribbean , Naval History , Espionage , Economic History , Diplomacy , The Jacobite Cause and related Topics. From the Archives of Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux Comte de Maurepas (1701-1781). Katalog der Auktion (74 meist mehr- bis vielteilige Nrn.). N. Y., Parke-Bernet, 1962. Gr.-8°. 4 Bll., 118 SS. Mit zahlr. ganzseit. Abb. Illustr. OBrosch.

„ The papers … are, in many cases, secretary’s copies, made for the Minister’s use. The originals, for the most part, went into official government files and were destroyed in the disorders which later overwhelmed the country. The papers … therefore are important and unexploited sources for the rewriting and extension of the history of the times. They are unique “ (Robert F. Metzdorf).

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