Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The History of the French In The Americas

This is a vast, vast collection at the Newberry. Most of the items come from the Edward E. Ayer Collection. The collection includes:
  • Jesuit missionary correspondence
  • Accounts of travel and fur trade between the 16th and 20th centuries
  • Primary source materials documenting colonization and interaction with American natives
  • History of French Louisiana as well as the Caribbean
  • Science and anthropological studies
  • Genealogy
  • Maps

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