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10. BEAUHARNAIS (Marie-Anne-Françoise Mouchard... - Lot 10 - Osenat
10. BEAUHARNAIS (Marie-Anne-Françoise Mouchard de Chaban, called Fanny de). Letter signed and dated by her hand, to Count Godefroy de La Tour-d'Auvergne. S.l., 12 February 1806. 2 pp. in-4, address on the back with remnant of a red wax seal with her initials. « ... Mr and Made Murat are in perfect health. I expect to see them this evening in my dressing room. Their son is the prettiest in the world... We saw the return of the Emperor with the just enthusiasm he has a right to expect, WOULD YOU WANT THAT BY GOING TO SEE THE IMPERATRESS I PUT YOUR TRIBUTE AT HER FEET, and that I speak of you to my dear goddaughter the Princess Louis [Hortense de Beauharnais]?..." She also mentions several of their mutual acquaintances. PARENT OF THE IMPERATRESS JOSEPHINE AND SPOUSE OF HORTENSE, FANNY DE BEAUHARNAIS was born Marie-Anne-Françoise Mouchard de Chaban, and married in 1753 Claude de Beauharnais, count Des Roches-Baritaud, from whom she separated in 1762. She distinguished herself by her taste for letters, writing herself, and holding salons at her home in Fontainebleau. Napoleon I adopted her daughter Stephanie and made her a grand duchess of Baden.
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