Correspondence, 1811 - 1895
Scope and Contents
This section contains Louise Swanton Belloc’s surviving correspondence, ie those letters which survived the destruction carried out by Prussian troops occupying the family home at La Celle St Cloud during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. A number of batches of letters are annotated to the effect that they were found in the detritus left at La Celle St Cloud: one batch in particular shows evidence of fire damage.
Most of the letters have been 'listed as found', in order to retain any evidence of provenance and previous arrangement by various members of the family: some of the envelopes etc containing the letters appear to have been annotated in the hand of Louise herself. As a result, the list is relatively loose in parts, and there are overlaps between sub-sections, some including letters from correspondents other than those mentioned in the heading.
The section begins with family letters and is then arranged broadly alphabetically by first name of correspondent.
- 1811 - 1895
77 file(s) : Paper
Language of Materials
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Belloc, Elizabeth Rayner, 1829 - 1925 (nee Parkes, campaigner for women's rights and journalist) (Person)