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Transcripts of letters written during the Franco-Prussian War and the Siege of Paris, 1870-08-29 - 1871-03-24

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Parkes 17a/1/2/17a
Scope and Contents Forty-three transcripts of letters written by Adelaide de Montgolfier to Louise Swanton Belloc while the latter was in exile in England. The letters describe the progress of the war and the deprivations caused by the Siege of Paris, also the state of affairs at the house at La Celle St Cloud, attempts to put things there into safekeeping etc. The first letters in the series predate the departure of Bessie and Louis Belloc for England with their children Marie and Hilaire. People mentioned...
Dates: 1870-08-29 - 1871-03-24