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Jouy mss., 1793-1843

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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Jouy, Étienne de, 1764-1846

Jouy mss., 1793-1843

Collection No.
LMC 1565

150 items

Materials are in French.

Consists primarily of letters to and from soldier, journalist and librettist, Étienne de Jouy, 1764-1846.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

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 in 1807.

Related Material

Thiebault Family mss.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 2002
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Jouy mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Craig Simpson.

Completed in 2011

Box 1 Correspondence index for the years 1793-1843, written in 1873, Jul-Aug.

1793, Jan-Apr.

1793, May-1794

1795, Jan.-Jun.

1795, Jul.-[1804]