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Barthelemi Tardiveau Letters,1788-1789

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Barthelemi Tardiveau Letters




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Barthelemi Tardiveau Letters, 1788-1789, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


13 items

Scope and Content

French trader, pioneer, and Ky. settler. Thirteen letters from Tardiveau to fellow Frenchman and writer St. John de Crevecoeur. In them Tardiveau discusses his activities, business ventures, Ky., religious problems in the Illinois country, commerce between the U.S. and Europe, Cumberland (Tenn.), the U.S. Congress, Spanish Louisiana, and other subjects. The original letters are in French. Filed with the letters are copies of their translation from Howard C. Rice's Barthelemi Tardiveau: a French trader in the west. Card index in repository


  • Brown, John, 1757-1837.
  • Carroll, John, 1735-1815.
  • Gardoqui, Don Diego de.
  • Hutchins, Thomas, 1730-1789.
  • Innes, Harry, 1752-1816.
  • St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818.
  • St. John de Crevecouer, J. Hector, 1735-1813.
  • Tardiveau, Pierre, d. ca. 1835.
  • Catholic Church-- Northwest, Old-- History-- Sources.
  • Society for Kentucky Manufactures-- History-- Sources.
  • Commerce-- United States-- History-- 18th century.
  • Commerce-- United States-- History-- Sources.
  • Cotton growing-- Kentucky-- History-- 18th century.
  • Cotton growing-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Cotton growing-- Tennessee-- History-- 18th century.
  • Cotton growing-- Tennessee-- History-- Sources.
  • Frontier and pioneer life-- Kentucky.
  • Indians of North America-- Wars-- 1750-1815.
  • Industries-- Kentucky-- History-- 18th century.
  • Industries-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Slavery-- Northwest, Old-- History-- 18th century.
  • Slavery-- Northwest, Old-- History-- Sources.
  • Surveyors-- Kentucky-- History-- 18th century.
  • Surveyors-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • France-- History-- Louis XVI, 1774-1793-- Sources.
  • Kentucky-- Description and travel.
  • Louisiana-- History-- To 1803-- Sources.
  • Mississippi-- Navigation.
  • Northwest, Old-- History-- 1775-1865-- Sources.
  • Tennessee-- History-- Sources.
  • United States-- Description and travel-- Early works to 1800.

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