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Guide to the Invoice for Stores Consumed on the Amazone, Signed by Lapérouse, and Portraits of Lapérouse
1779-1828



Manuscript Collection No.: 5586
Accession No.: 5586-001
Creator: Lapérouse, Jean Francois de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788 , creator
Title: Invoice for stores consumed on the Amazone, signed by La Pérouse, and portraits of La Pérouse
Date Span: 1779-1828
Quantity: 0.06 cubic feet ( 1 oversize folder)
Languages: Collection materials are in English and French.




Biographical Note

French naval officer and explorer, Jean-François de Galaupis, comte de La Pérouse (1741-1788) is best known for the series of scientific expeditions he led on behalf of the French government, including a final voyage to Oceania, in which he, his ships, and most of the crew disappeared. La Pérouse had risen up the ranks of the French Navy in various actions against the British, including the Seven Years' War and the American War of Independence. In 1778, after France declared war on Britain, La Pérouse, at that time a lieutenant, was placed in command of the Amazone, a 26-gun frigate. The Amazone would capture twelve British ships in that year; during 1779 it participated in engagements with British forces off the island of Grenada and the coast of Savannah, Georgia.

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Content

The invoice for stores consumed on the Amazone, signed by La Pérouse, and portraits of La Pérouse is an intentionally assembled collection featuring a manuscript inventory (in French) of goods used for outfitting the frigate between the 1st of January to the 15 February, 1779. This account, submitted by Goyon de Mallèvre, is signed in approval by La Pérouse in his capacity as shipmaster. Also included is an undated manuscript transcription and English translation of the text of the original French document. The remainder of the collection consists of fourteen portraits of La Pérouse, most of which appear to be plates removed from books. Another print in the collection, entitled "Vanikoro" depicts naval officer, Jules Dumont d'Urville, dedicating a monument to the late explorer before his own crew and natives from the island. The materials in this collection, including the English translation of the inventory, may have been compiled by the noted La Pérouse collector, Edward Weber Allen.

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Provenance of this collection is unknown, but may have been compiled by the noted La Pérouse collector, Edward Weber Allen.


Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Lapérouse, Jean Francoise Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788--Archives.
Last modified: April 26, 2011
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