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Letter from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Jacob Vernes (1728-91), 6 Jan. 1759

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/31

Scope and Contents

Comments on matrimony (Vernes, Pastor at Geneva, about to marry) and good wishes; he hopes to see a copy of the Genevan edition of his article, 'Economie politique' from the 'Encyclopédie', promoted by Vernes; Voltaire has not written (to acknowledge Rousseau's 'Lettre à d'Alembert'); Tronchin's letter contained judicious criticisms of Rousseau's work; he has not forgotten Vernes' request, but has little time for writing - his illness - has to reply to thousands of letters, entertain visitors; hopes to send Vernes his text ('De l'imitation théâtrale')


  • Creation: 6 Jan. 1759


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Robert Wokler, who bought it at auction on behalf of the Library, 1990


Published in Ralph A. Leigh (ed.), 'Correspondance complète', vol. 49, p.295, no.760 bis, Geneva, 1990

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