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[BOURBON-CONDÉ (Louis-Henri-Joseph de) &...
[BOURBON-CONDÉ (Louis-Henri-Joseph de) & FEUCHÈRES (Sophie Dawes, Baroness of)]. Letters and documents concerning the instruction on the death of the Prince of Bourbon-Condé, the interests of the Baroness de Feuchères and her family. 1830-1832. Signed autograph letters and documents in various formats. Exceptional set of about a hundred letters and documents that belonged to Maître Guichard, a lawyer in Paris. It testifies to his activity in the service of Sophie Dawes, Baroness of Feuchères, and his family. Most of these documents, dated between 1830 and 1832, do not seem to have been known to Pierre CornutGentille. The majority of the letters are addressed to Maître Guichard, Sophie Dawes' lawyer, some of them were sent to Sophie Dawes who forwarded them to her lawyer. These documents concern three main subjects: the investigation on the death of the last prince of Bourbon-Condé and the subsequent trial. - 26 letters allowing to follow the various stages of the investigation, in particular those of Mr. Gouffé, a lawyer in Pontoise. - 15 undated letters and handwritten notes. The many notes, made by Master Guichard, record the statements made by the witnesses during the investigation. - 1 slanderous brochure Sophie Dawes. Sophie Dawes' interests following the legacy of the Prince of Bourbon-Condé. About forty letters and documents: The interests of James Dawes, Baron de Flassans, nephew of Sophie Dawes. 20 letters and documents. Bibliography: CORNUT-GENTILLE, Pierre. The Baroness of Feuchères 1790-1840: the mysterious death of the Duke of Bourbon. Paris: Perrin, 2000
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