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L'Isle, Louis Alexandre Esprit Gaston Brière de, 1827-1896 (French army officer)



  • Existence: 1827 - 1896

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Papers re the war in Tongking, Feb. 1885

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 33/68
Scope and Contents A sheet containing three items in French in Parkes' hand: a copy of a telegram from 'Sylvestre', Hanoi, to 'Gouverneur Saigon' (Charles Thomson?), 13 February 1885; a copy of a message from Louis Brière de l'Isle, Langson, to an unidentified recipient, 13 February [1885], apparently transmitted as a telegram (to Thomson?) from Hanoi, 15 February 1885, and a note concerning Enomoto Takeaki in Peking (possibly copied from a further telegram). There is also a cutting from the 'Daily Press',...
Dates: Feb. 1885
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd, 3 Lombard Street, London, EC3V 9AQ. Applicants may submit their request using the standard Jardine Matheson letter of application, which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.