Jouy mss., 1793-1843
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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Jouy, Étienne de, 1764-1846
Jouy mss., 1793-1843
Materials are in French.
Consists primarily of letters to and
from soldier, journalist and librettist, Étienne de Jouy, 1764-1846.
This collection is open for research.
Étienne de Jouy (1764-1846) was a soldier, journalist and librettist.
The file was arranged, dated in and in some cases annotated by Jouy’s
nephew Baron Thiébault. The first folder contains the index prepared by Thiébault,
with a title page inscribed: "Lettres de Monsr de Jouy, mon oncle, arrangées par
moi, à Versailles, 89 avenue de St.Cloud, en juillet et août 1873. Baron Thiébault."
Scope and Content Note
The letters from Jouy himself are mainly to family members, with the earlier ones
being to his fiancée, subsequently his wife, Isabella Walker. Later letters are to
family members and to friends Dieudonne Thiébault and his son General Paul Thiébault
(who married Isabella’s sister Betsey), G.R. Hamilton, General Delmas, and others.
Most of the letters and other documents are in French.
Subjects of the letters include Jouy’s military, journalistic and theatrical careers,
including the operas La Vestale (1807), Pélage, and Guillaume Tell (1829), and his
tragedies Belisaire and Sylla, as well as matters relating to family news, current
affairs, publishing and appreciations of Jouy. Also present are a few documents
relating to his military promotions and his appointment as editor of La Publiciste
Jouy, Étienne de, 1764-1846.
Jouy, Étienne de, 1764-1846. --Belisaire.
Jouy, Étienne de, 1764-1846. --Sylla.
Spontini, Gaspare, 1774-1851. --Vestale.
Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868. Guillaume Tell.
Thiébault, Dieudonné, 1733-1807.
Thiébault, Paul-Charles-François, 1733-1807.
Delmas, Antoine Guillaume, 1766-1813.
Thiébault, Adolphe, baron.
Thiebault Family mss.
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[Item], Jouy mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processed by Craig Simpson.
Completed in 2011
Correspondence index for the years 1793-1843, written in 1873, Jul-Aug.