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French history

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

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Letters written by Lily Ballot during the Franco-Prussian War and the Siege of Paris, together with some later letters, 1870 - 1895

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Parkes 17a/1/1/12
Scope and Contents Chiefly from Lily Ballot (née Belloc), chiefly to members of her family, including her mother, Louise Swanton Belloc; her godmother, Adelaide de Montgolfier; her sister Louise; her brother Louis and her sister-in-law Bessie (née Parkes). Addressed variously to Chère bonne mère / Chère bonne amie etc. Chiefly written 1870-71, when Lily remained in Paris during the Franco-Prussian War and the Siege of Paris, many of the letters talk of the situation in Paris during this period: precautions...
Dates: 1870 - 1895
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Letters written during the Franco-Prussian War and the Siege of Paris, 1870-08-29 - 1871-04-27

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Parkes 17a/1/2/17
Scope and Contents Letters written by Adelaide de Montgolfier to Louise Swanton Belloc while the latter was in exile in England during the Franco-Prussian War. 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...
Dates: 1870-08-29 - 1871-04-27
 File — GCPP Parkes 17a/1/1/12a

Transcripts of letters written by Lily Ballot during the Franco-Prussian War and the Siege of Paris, 1870-08-31 - 1871-04-12

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Parkes 17a/1/1/12a
Scope and Contents

The file contains transcripts of most but not all of the original letters at GCPP Parkes 17a/1/1/12. It also contains transcripts of some letters whose originals appear not to have survived. The transcripts are incomplete in parts and may be occasionally inaccurate.

Dates: 1870-08-31 - 1871-04-12
 File — GCPP Parkes 17a/1/2/17a

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