Historical collections of Louisiana and Florida, including translations of original manuscripts relating to their discovery and settlement, with numerous historical and biographical notes

French, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1799-1877. ed

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  • Subscribers copy no. 33 500 copies printed, according to Sabin (Bibl. amer.)
  • Preceded by the author's "Historical collections of Louisiana", 1846-53, 5 vols., and followed by his "Historical collections of Louisiana and Florida", 2d ser., 1875.
  • French originals of the first and third pieces are found in Margry's "D©♭couvertes et ©♭tablissements des Fran©ʹais dans l'Quest et dans la Sud", 1879-88, v. 4, p. 21-34, v. 5, p. 375-586. The fourth is reprinted from Hakluyt's translation of "L'histoire notable de la Floride", 1586.
  • Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Digital Library Initiatives, 2000. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. (Making of America (University of Michigan)) This volume is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of Making of America IV: the American voice, 1850-1877.
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  • Memoir, addressed to Count de Pontchartrain, on the omportance of establishing a colony in Louisiana by M. de R©♭monville. [By M. Argoud] 1697.--Narrative of the voyage made by order of the King of France, in 1698, to take possession of Louisiana. By M.P. Le Moyne d'Iberville. 1699.--Annals of Louisiana, from the establishment of the first colony under M. d'Iberville, to the departure of the author to France, in 1722. By M. P©♭nicaut.--History of the first attempt of the French (the Huguenots) to colonize the newly discovered country of Florida. By Ren©♭ Laudonni©·re