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COLLECTION Identifier: A/J94

Papers of the Jumelle family, 1751-1925 (inclusive), 1751-1794 (bulk)


Letters, bills, and miscellaneous documents of the Jumelle family.


  • 1751-1925
  • Majority of material found within 1751-1794

Language of Materials

Materials in French and English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. The papers created by the Jumelle family are in the public domain.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


7 folders

Collection includes letters, bills, and miscellaneous documents, some dating from the period of the French Revolution. Included are letters from Modeste Jumelle, 1788-1794 to her family. She had been left behind in a convent in Paris when they returned to Saint-Domingue. Also included are love letters from Mademoiselle de Vanderstrate to Pierre Laurence Jumelle during the first year of the French Revolution, 1790. Remarks and notes re: the original of the papers, written by unidentified descendant, can be found in folder 1.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Jumelle family papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by the Radcliffe College Library.

Jumelle family. Papers of the Jumelle family, 1751-1925 (inclusive), 1751-1794 (bulk): A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Digitization of this collection was made possible by a gift from The Polonsky Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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