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1063799
  • Title
    Item 02: Lettres de Mme. Louis de Freycinet ecrites pendant le voyage autour du Monde de la Corvette l'Uranie, 1817-1819, transcribed and edited by Louis-Claude de Saulces de Freycinet, after 1820 and before 1842
  • Creator
  • Call number
    SAFE/MLMSS 9158/vol. 2
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    1817-1819, transcribed and edited after 1820 and before 1842
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    1063799
  • Physical Description
    1 volume
  • Scope and Content
    The second account of the voyage is through a a series of 15 letters (a folio, of about 30,000 words on 206 pages with 13 left blank) written to her mother, Madame Pinon during the voyage. While the original letters did not survive, Louis had copied these out after Rose’s death in 1832, possibly after realising their value, to prepare them for publication. These do appear to be, from evidence within them, close transcriptions of the originals.
    Parts of the manuscript are in Louis de Freycinet's handwriting, in the earlier sections there may have been another hand involved. Most of the historical narrative was completed for publication before Rose's death.

    The letterbook records much more the social aspects of expedition life: the importance of rank and class, the issue of appropriate dress, the protocols of official visits, as well as astute observations of the cultures the expedition encountered.

    The letterbook does not continue after the departure from Sydney. This termination of the series of letters was clearly a practical issue. There would have been no opportunity to send private communications during the time on the Falklands following the shipwreck, and by the time the expedition reached South America in their borrowed ship (Physicienne) they were already on their way home.

    Reference:
    Mitchell Library correspondence file
    Hordern House catalogue
    Captain Louis de Freycinet and his voyages to the Terres Australes by Hordern House.
    Sydney: Hordern House, 2010

    1. Toulon, 16 September 1817
    2. `Aboard the Uranie', 4 October 1817
    3. Tenerife, 26 October 1817
    4. Rio de Janeiro, November 1817
    5. Rio de Janeiro, 22 January 1818
    6. Cape of Good Hope, 17 march 1818
    7. Port Louis, Ile de France, 15 May 1818
    8. Port Louis, 10 July 1818
    9. Shark Bay, New Holland, 20 September 1818
    10. `At sea', 9 October 1818
    11. Dili, 21 October 1818
    12. `On board the Uranie' near the Moluccas, 9 November 1818
    13. Agagna, Guam, 4 April 1819
    14. Agagna, Guam, 10 May 1819
    15. Sydney, 16 October 1819
    [16.] poem `Il Congresso da Tijueca - Canzone'
  • Language
  • Source
    Hordern House
  • Access Conditions
    For access to this manuscript collection please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Variant title

    Binding title: Rose de Freycinet lettres, 1817-1819
  • General note

    Digital order no:Album ID : 1122755
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Stamp on preliminary page: `Bibliotheque de Laage. Ex Libris Freycinet'
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