Guide to the Joseph St. Leger d'Happart Papers, 1768-1815 DAR.1957.01

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Joseph St. Leger d'Happart Papers
Creator
D'Happart, J. L. (Joseph Leger)
Collection Number
DAR.1957.01
Date [inclusive]
1768-1815
Extent
7.17 linear feet (18 boxes)
Abstract
Joseph St. Leger d'Happart was a French immigrant and naturalized citizen of the United States engaged in mercantile imports to the United States from Suriname (Dutch Guiana) and France. D'Happart was imprisoned for debts to a French business partner from 1807 to 1808. The collection includes letters from Thomas Jefferson, Albert Gallatin and James Madison. This collection of around 2,000 items documents d'Happart's personal and business life, including his estrangement and divorce from his wife, and his mercantile ventures. Much of the collection is in English, but some family and business correspondence is in French, and many documents related to his travels to Suriname are in Dutch.

Preferred Citation

Joseph St. Leger d'Happart Papers, 1768-1815, DAR.1957.01, Darlington Collection, Archives & Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Joseph St. Leger d'Happart spent eighteen months in a French prison before immigrating to the United States. D'Happart claimed to have served Louis XVI, but the voracity of this claim is dubious. He arrived in Boston early in 1796 and obtained United States citizenship. D'Happart became a clerk in 1797, but he soon quarreled with his employers. D'Happart married Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of Brigadier General William Thompson (c.1725 to 1781) of New Castle, Delaware. According to materials in the collection, the couple had at least three children, including an oldest son and a daughter. D'Happart and his wife lived in New Castle for a short time, and subsequently resided throughout Pennsylvania. D'Happart made his living in the mercantile business, and was involved in a variety of colorful international business ventures. Between 1798 and 1801, d'Happart made three trips to the Dutch colony of Suriname for the William & Read Co. and the Rocheteau firm.

From 1804 to 1805, d'Happart made an extended trip to France during which he arranged for the import of French goods which d'Happart, Joseph Thebeaud and Simon Chaudron & Co. sold in the United States. While in France, d'Happart met L. F. Babin, a Frenchman who assisted d'Happart in his lawsuit against the French government for the return of d'Happart's family property, which had been confiscated during the Revolution. D'Happart gave Babin power of attorney to complete the return of his property. D'Happart returned to the United States aboard his ship the Brig Betsy, of which L. F. Babin owned a quarter share. The ship was boarded by the British and taken to Newfoundland where all but a few items hidden by d'Happart were confiscated. In 1806, Babin accused d'Happart of owing him money. D'Happart was arrested in Pittsburgh in September of 1807, and taken to a Philadelphia debtor's prison to await trial. According to d'Happart's deposition, Babin sold d'Happart's French properties and fled France with the money. Furthermore, d'Happart claimed that he could account for all of the goods for which Babin claimed to be owed. The facts of this story remain unclear.

After his release from prison in June of 1808, d'Happart and his family lived in Philadelphia until October. They later moved to Chambersburg in early November, and settled at Somerset a month later. D'Happart and his wife separated in 1812, and Elizabeth was granted a divorce by the governor of Pennsylvania in 1815.

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection of around 2,000 items documents d'Happart's personal and professional life. The majority of the collection is in English, but personal and some business correspondence are in French, and many documents related to his business in Suriname are in Dutch. The collection contains correspondence, ledgers, depositions, bound print materials, transcription books, note cards, and travel papers.

D'Happart's various residences are documented with personal and local business records, correspondence, and financial documents. D'Happart's personal papers consist of family correspondence, papers, and documents relating to his imprisonment, and his divorce. The Thompson family papers document the family of d'Happart's wife, Elizabeth Thompson. D'Happart's family correspondence includes letters from d'Happart's wife, Elizabeth, his sister Maria Read, and his niece, Henriette de St. Leger. D'Happart's personal papers also include documents and correspondence related to his estrangement and divorce from his wife, which are quite detailed about the acrimonious split.

D'Happart's failed French business ventures are documented, as well as his subsequent arrest in Pittsburgh and imprisonment in Philadelphia from 1807 to 1808 on a debtor's warrant issued by his French business partner, C. F. Babin, related to a ship they co-owned, the Brig Betsy. Business correspondence unrelated to his French partnerships is also present, including letters from Albert Gallatin and Thomas Jefferson concerning Indian Affairs and the Treasury, respectively.

A number of bound transcription books are also represented, containing handwritten copies of correspondence to and from d'Happart in English and French. These books seem to be the work of a nineteenth century family member. These transcription books are not comprehensive, and include family correspondence not contained in their original form elsewhere in this collection.

The collection also contains a number of published materials that were probably collected by d'Happart in the United States and France. These materials include literary magazines published in the United States in English and French, and two longer French language works. Finally, the collection includes a set of calendar cards created by library staff or a researcher of a portion of the d'Happart papers.

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Arrangement

The papers have been arranged into nine series.

  • Series I. Residences in Pennsylvania, 1794-1815
  • Series II. Suriname, 1798-1802
  • Series III. General business correspondence, 1799-1812
  • Series IV. Rocheteau accounts, 1800-1808
  • Series V. French business ventures, confiscation of the Brig Betsy and debtors prison, 1804-1808
  • Series VI. Personal papers, 1800-1812
  • Series VII. Transcription books, 1800-1815
  • Series VIII. Published materials, 1807-1825
  • Series IX. Calendar cards

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, March 2007

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
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Revision Description

 Finding aid revised by Nicole Mader to include an oversized box with multiple folders. These were added to the collection and then the numbering and ordering was adjusted to reflect the additions. Controlled access terms revised (dar) November 2009

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

No copyright restrictions.

Custodial History

This collection was located in the Darlington Memorial Library in the University’s Cathedral of Learning until 2007 when it was moved to the ULS Archives Service Center for processing, storage, preservation and service. However, it remains in the custodianship of the ULS Special Collections Department.

Acquisition Information

Gift of LeRoy d'Happart to the Darlington Memorial Library in 1957.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Angela Manella in March 2007.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Betsy (Schooner).

Family Name(s)

  • D'Happart family

Genre(s)

  • Business records
  • Correspondence
  • Personal papers

Geographic Name(s)

  • Connellsville (Pa.) -- History
  • France -- Commerce -- History
  • France -- Description and travel
  • France -- Economic conditions -- 19th century
  • France -- History -- 19th century
  • Pennsylvania -- Commerce -- History
  • Pennsylvania -- Economic conditions -- History
  • Pennsylvania -- History -- 1775-1865
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- History
  • Somerset (Pa.) -- History
  • Suriname -- Description and travel
  • United States -- Commerce -- History
  • United States -- Economic conditions -- To 1865
  • West Newton (Pa.) -- History

Occupation(s)

  • Slavery -- Maryland -- History

Personal Name(s)

  • Babin, L. F.
  • D'Happart, J. L. (Joseph Leger)
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
  • Thompson, Elizabeth

Subject(s)

  • Debt, Imprisonment for -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
  • Merchants -- Pennsylvania
  • Slavery -- North Carolina -- History
  • Slavery -- United States -- History

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Previous Citation

Joseph St. Leger d'Happart Papers, 1768-1815, DAR.1957.01, Darlington Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Residences in Pennsylvania, 1794-1815 

Scope and Content Notes

D'Happart first moved to the United States in 1796 as a young man. D'Happart lived in a number of towns throughout Pennsylvania, and seems to have lived in each location for only a few years. His various residences are documented with personal and local business records, correspondence, and financial documents. This series contains letters between d'Happart and his wife Elizabeth during his periods abroad, and letters to Elizabeth from various people to whom d'Happart owed money. These materials are written in English.

  BoxFolder
First residence in the United States, 1794-1799 11
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First residence in the United States, 1794-1799 2
  Folder
Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, 1800-1802 3
  Folder
Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania 1800-1802 4
  Folder
Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, 1800-1802 5
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Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, 1800-1802 6
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Bristol Hill, Pennsylvania, 1802-1803 7
  Folder
Bristol Hill, Pennsylvania, 1802-1803 8
  Folder
Connellsville, Pennsylvania, 1803 9
  Folder
Connellsville, Pennsylvania, 1803 10
  Folder
Robbstown, Pennsylvania, 1805-1806 11
  Folder
Robbstown, Pennsylvania, 1805-1806 12
  Folder
Robbstown, Pennsylvania, 1805-1806 13
  Folder
Robbstown, Pennsylvania, 1805-1806 14
  BoxFolder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1806-1807 21
  Folder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1806-1807 2
  Folder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1806-1807 3
  Folder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1806-1807 4
  Folder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1806-1807 5
  Folder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1806-1807 6
  Folder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1806-1807 7
  Folder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1806-1807 8
  Folder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1806-1807 9
  Folder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1806-1807 10
  Folder
Somerset, Pennsylvania, 1808-1812 11
  Folder
Somerset, Pennsylvania, 1808-1812 12
  Folder
Jacob's Creek, Pennsylvania, 1809-1815 13
  Folder
Jacob's Creek, Pennsylvania, 1809-1815 14
  BoxFolder
Jacob's Creek, Pennsylvania, 1809-1815 31
  Folder
Jacob's Creek, Pennsylvania, 1809-1815 2
  Folder
Jacob's Creek, Pennsylvania, 1809-1815 3
  Folder
Jacob's Creek, Pennsylvania, 1809-1815 4
  Folder
Jacob's Creek, Pennsylvania, 1809-1815 5
  Folder
Jacob's Creek, Pennsylvania, 1809-1815 6
  Folder
Jacob's Creek, Pennsylvania, 1809-1815 7
  Folder
Jacob's Creek, Pennsylvania, 1809-1815 8
  Folder
Jacob's Creek, Pennsylvania, 1809-1815 9
  Folder
Jacob's Creek, Pennsylvania, 1809-1815 10
  Folder
Connellsville, Pennsylvania, May 1815 11
  Folder
Scheme for lottery, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, November 20, 1815 12
  Folder
Land in Southwest Pennsylvania, undated 13
  Folder
Land in Southwest Pennsylvania, undated 14
  Folder
Land in Southwest Pennsylvania, undated 15
  Folder
Land plot, undated 16

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Series  II. Surinam, 1798-1802 

Scope and Content Notes

D'Happart traveled to the Dutch colony of Surinam in South America in 1798, 1799 and 1801. He worked for the Rocheteau firm and the William & Read Co. Surinam's slave economy produced sugar and other raw goods. This series contains d'Happart's travel documents, papers related to his partnerships with Rocheteau and William & Read, as well as the state of his personal finances. Some of these documents are written in Dutch.

  1. The collection also includes two bills of sale for slaves purchased by d'Happart. The first is for a thirteen-year-old slave purchased in New Hanover County, North Carolina on December 4, 1798, and the second for a thirty year old slave purchased in Maryland on February 19, 1799. It is unclear if these enslaved people were purchased for personal use, or for resale. Both bills of sale indicate that d'Happart is from Surinam.
  BoxFolder
Purchase of Slaves, 1798-1799 41
  Folder
Travel documents, 1798-1801 2
  Folder
Rocheteau partnership, 1798-1801 3
  Folder
Rocheteau partnership, 1798-1801 4
  Folder
Rocheteau partnership, 1798-1801 5
  Folder
Surinam, 1800-1801 6
  Folder
Surinam, 1800-1801 7
  Folder
William & Read Co., 1800-1802 8
  Folder
William & Read Co., 1800-1802 9
  Folder
Personal Accounts, 1798-1802 10
  Folder
Personal Accounts, 1798-1802 11
  Folder
Personal Accounts, 1798-1802 12

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Series  III. General Business Correspondence, 1799-1812 

Scope and Content Notes

This series represents correspondence from various clients, partners, and lenders to d'Happart and relate to his business interests in the United States. In an 1809 letter, Albert Gallatin replies to d'Happart's letter, notifying him that the Indian Department, to which he had written, had been transferred to the Secretary of War. Another notable exchange between d'Happart and Thomas Jefferson in 1812 concerns an unpaid debt between d'Happart and the United States Treasury. Jefferson notifies d'Happart that he has referred the matter to President Madison. The majority of these materials are in written English, though a few letters are written in French.

  BoxFolder
William Cleland to d'Happart, 1799-1805 51
  Folder
William Cleland to d'Happart, 1799-1805 2
  Folder
William Cleland to d'Happart, 1799-1805 3
  Folder
Richard Caton to d'Happart, 1800 4
  Folder
William Drummond to d'Happart, 1800 5
  Folder
Arch Grace to d'Happart, 1800 6
  Folder
T. D. Houfft to d'Happart, 1800 7
  Folder
Boislandry to d'Happart, 1800-1801 8
  Folder
Boislandry to d'Happart, 1800-1801 9
  Folder
George Barclay & Co. to d'Happart, 1801-1802 10
  Folder
Charles Gheguire to d'Happart, 1800-1801 11
  Folder
Charles Gheguire to d'Happart, 1800-1801 12
  Folder
John McFadon to d'Happart, 1800-1801 13
  Folder
Willian Cooke to d'Happart, 1801 14
  Folder
Walter Dorsey to d'Happart, 1801 15
  Folder
John Milner to d'Happart, 1801 16
  Folder
Joseph Warren to d'Happart, 1801 17
  Folder
M. de Baizeto d'Happart, 1800-1802 18
  Folder
M. de Baizeto d'Happart, 1800-1802 19
  Folder
Samuel Tredwell Edenton to d'Happart, 1800-1802 20
  Folder
Samuel Tredwell Edenton to d'Happart, 1800-1802 21
  Folder
McKim to d'Happart, 1800-1802 22
  Folder
Alexis Teste to d'Happart, 1800-1802 23
  Folder
Alexis Teste to d'Happart, 1800-1802 24
  Folder
Le Bardier du plessis to d'Happart, 1801-1803 25
  Folder
Le Bardier du plessis to d'Happart, 1801-1803 26
  BoxFolder
J. T. Mason and William Simmons to d'Happart, 1800-1803 61
  Folder
J. T. Mason and William Simmons to d'Happart, 1800-1803 2
  Folder
Smith & Buchanan to d'Happart, 1800-1803 3
  Folder
Smith & Buchanan to d'Happart, 1800-1803 4
  Folder
Robertson & Brown to d'Happart, 1800-1804 5
  Folder
Robertson & Brown to d'Happart, 1800-1804 6
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Henry Alexander to d'Happart, 1801-1805 7
  Folder
Henry Alexander to d'Happart, 1801-1805 8
  Folder
John Truchet to d'Happart, 1805-1807 9
  Folder
John Truchet to d'Happart, 1805-1807 10
  Folder
John Truchet to d'Happart, 1805-1807 11
  Folder
John Purviance to d'Happart, 1806 12
  Folder
B. Bourne to d'Happart, 1806-1808 13
  Folder
B. Bourne to d'Happart, 1806-1808 14
  Folder
Tucker Granger to d'Happart, 1809-1812 15
  Folder
Albert Gallatin to d'Happart, 1809 16
  Folder
d'Happart to Jefferson and Jefferson to d'Happart, 1812 17
  Folder
Johns to d'Happart, undated 18
  Folder
Johns to d'Happart, undated 19
  Folder
Johns to d'Happart, undated 20
  Folder
d'Happart to unknown, 1808 21
  Folder
d'Happart to William Philson, 1809 22
  Folder
Robert Philson to d'Happart, 1809 23
  Folder
d'Happart to Schneiders, 1809 24
  Folder
d'Happart to James Clark, 1809 25

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Series  IV. Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 

Scope and Content Notes

The Rocheteau firm was one of d'Happart's clients during a trip to Surinam, his travels in France, and time in the United States. This series includes the accounting ledgers of the company, and related correspondence. These materials are written variously in French and English. Box 7 in this series contains oversized materials, including d'Happart's passport and business papers. Also included, are accounts of his life and adventures that were published as a broadside in the eighteenth century.

  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 26
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 27
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 28
  OversizeFolder
The Pedestrian Tour (broadside) 71
  Folder
d'Happart's Passport, January 1, 1798 2
  Folder
Business Information and copies 1790-1800 3
  BoxFolder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 71
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 2
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 3
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 4
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 5
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 6
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 7
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 8
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 9
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 10
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 11
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 12
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 13
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 14
  BoxFolder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 81
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 2
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 3
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 4
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 5
  Folder
Rocheteau Accounts, 1800-1808 6

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Series  V. French business ventures, confiscation of the Brig Betsy and debtors prison, 1804-1808 

Scope and Content Notes

From 1804 to 1805, d'Happart made an extended trip to France during which he arranged an import business. While in France, he partnered with L. F. Babin in the purchase of a ship, the Brig Betsy. Babin assisted d'Happart in reclaiming family property confiscated by the French revolutionary government. The Brig Betsy was boarded by the British at Newfoundland while d'Happart was onboard, and its cargo was confiscated. In 1806, Babin accused d'Happart of owing him money, and d'Happart was arrested and bound in a Philadelphia debtor's prison from 1807 to 1808. These materials are in French and English.

  Folder
Passport, January 28, 1804 7
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Business Correspondence while in France, 1804-1807 8
  Folder
Business Correspondence while in France, 1804-1807 9
  Folder
Business Correspondence while in France, 1804-1807 10
  Folder
Business Correspondence while in France, 1804-1807 11
  Folder
Business Correspondence while in France, 1804-1808 12
  Folder
Business Correspondence while in France, 1804-1808 13
  Folder
Business Correspondence while in France, 1804-1808 14
  Folder
Business Correspondence while in France, 1804-1808 15
  Folder
Business Correspondence while in France, 1804-1808 16
  Folder
Business Correspondence while in France, 1804-1808 17
  BoxFolder
Litigation regarding the Brig Betsy, July-September 1805 91
  Folder
Litigation regarding the Brig Betsy, July-September 1805 2
  Folder
Litigation regarding the Brig Betsy, July-September 1805 3
  Folder
Litigation regarding the Brig Betsy, July-September 1805 4
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Litigation regarding the Brig Betsy, July-September 1805 5
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Litigation regarding the Brig Betsy, July-September 1805 6
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Litigation regarding the Brig Betsy, July-September 1805 7
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Litigation regarding the Brig Betsy, July-September 1805 8
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Litigation regarding the Brig Betsy, July-September 1805 9
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Litigation regarding the Brig Betsy, July-September 1805 10
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Litigation regarding the Brig Betsy, July-September 1805 11
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Litigation regarding the Brig Betsy, July-September 1805 12
  Folder
Litigation regarding the Brig Betsy, July-September 1805 13
  Folder
James Madison to Joseph d'Happart, May 8, 1806 14
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L. F. Babin to d'Happart, 1804-1806 15
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L. F. Babin to d'Happart, 1804-1806 16
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L. F. Babin to d'Happart, 1804-1806 17
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L. F. Babin to d'Happart, 1804-1806 101
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L. F. Babin to d'Happart, 1804-1806 2
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L. F. Babin to d'Happart, 1804-1806 3
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L. F. Babin to d'Happart, 1804-1806 4
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L. F. Babin Accounts, 1804-1806 5
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L. F. Babin Accounts, 1804-1806 6
  Folder
Import Accounts with Joseph Thebeaud, 7
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Import Accounts with Joseph Thebeaud, 1804-1806 8

Fonds Import Accounts with Joseph Thebeaud, 1804-1806 

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9
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Import Accounts with Simon Chaudron & Co., 1805-1807 10
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Import Accounts with Simon Chaudron & Co., 1805-1807 11
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Import Accounts with Simon Chaudron & Co., 1805-1807 12
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Import Accounts with Simon Chaudron & Co., 1805-1807 13
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Import Accounts, 1805-1808 14
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Imprisonment, 1807-1808 111
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Imprisonment, 1807-1808 2
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Imprisonment, 1807-1808 3
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Imprisonment, 1807-1808 4
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Imprisonment, 1807-1808 5
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Imprisonment, 1807-1808 6
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Imprisonment, 1807-1808 7
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Imprisonment, 1807-1808 8
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Imprisonment, 1807-1808 9
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Imprisonment, 1807-1808 10
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Imprisonment, 1807-1808 11
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Imprisonment, 1807-1808 12
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d'Happart's written testimony against Babin, undated 121
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d'Happart's accounts, undated 2
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d'Happart's accounts, undated 3
  Folder
Albert Gallatin to d'Happart, undated 4
  Folder
Newspaper clippings, 1808 5

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Series  VI. Personal Papers, 1800-1812 

Scope and Content Notes

D'Happart's personal papers consist of family correspondence, papers, and documents relating to his imprisonment and divorce. The Thompson Family papers document the family of his wife, Elizabeth Thompson St. Leger d'Happart. The Thomas family papers include family correspondence, and business agreements going back to a 1768 agreement for the delivery of beef cattle to Fort Pitt.

  1. Later correspondence between d'Happart and Elizabeth is characterized by antagonism over shared property and custody of their children, particularly their oldest son. It is unclear how public their marital conflicts were, but Elizabeth's petition for a divorce was granted by the governor of Pennsylvania in 1815. D'Happart contested the divorce, hoping that the governor would instead favor d'Happart's own competing divorce petition.
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Thompson family papers, 1800-1801 6
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Thompson family papers, 1800-1801 7
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Thompson family papers, 1800-1801 8
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Thompson family papers, undated 9
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Thompson family papers, undated 10
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Thompson family papers, undated 11
  Folder
Personal Accounts, 1800 12
  Folder
Personal Accounts, 1800 13
  Folder
Maria Read to d'Happart, 1800-1812 14
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Maria Read to d'Happart, 1800-1812 15
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Maria Read to d'Happart, 1800-1812 16
  BoxFolder
Elizabeth Thompson St. Leger d'Happart to d'Happart, 1803-1805 131
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Elizabeth Thompson St. Leger d'Happart to d'Happart, 1803-1805 2
  Folder
Elizabeth Thompson St. Leger d'Happart to d'Happart, 1803-1805 3
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Elizabeth Thompson St. Leger d'Happart to d'Happart, 1803-1805 4
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Henriette de St. Leger to d'Happart, 1805-1814 5
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Henriette de St. Leger to d'Happart, 1805-1814 6
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Henriette de St. Leger to d'Happart, 1805-1814 7
  Folder
Henriette de St. Leger to d'Happart, 1805-1814 8
  Folder
Henriette de St. Leger to d'Happart, 1805-1814 9
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Divorce and Estrangement from Elizabeth Thompson St. Leger d'Happart, 1812-1815 10
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Divorce and Estrangement from Elizabeth Thompson St. Leger d'Happart, 1812-1815 11
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Divorce and Estrangement from Elizabeth Thompson St. Leger d'Happart, 1812-1815 12
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Oration given by d'Happart, July 4, 1814 13
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Receipt wallet, undated 14
  Folder
Receipt wallet contents, undated 15

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Series  VII. Transcription books 

Scope and Content Notes

These bound transcription books contain handwritten copies of correspondence in English and French. They seem to be correspondence to and from d'Happart and his family. These books appear to be the work of a nineteenth century family member. Please note that the inclusive dates given for each transcription book represent the letters on the first and last page of that volume; the letters within each book are not in strict chronological order, so the dates are primarily for the identification of individual books. These transcription books are not comprehensive, and include family correspondence not contained in their original form elsewhere in this collection.

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Transcription book, March 20, 1800-June 17, 1800 141
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Transcription book, August 25, 1800-July 1801 2
  Folder
Transcription book, 1800-1808 3
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Transcription book, March 6, 1802-June 28-1802 4
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Transcription book, October 25, 1802-April 10, 1803 5
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Transcription book, March 19, 1805-September 3, 1805 6
  Folder
Transcription book, 1805-1807 7
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Transcription book, 1808 8
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Transcription book, December 5, 1808-January 11, 1809 9
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Transcription book, 1808-1810 10
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Transcription book, January 14, 1809-Febraury 20, 1810 151
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Transcription book, 1810 2
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Transcription book, 1811-1812 3
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Transcription book, June 14, 1815-September 18, 1815 4
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Transcription book, January 2, 1806-January 13, 1815 5
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Transcription book, undated 6
  Folder
Transcription book, 1801-1802 7

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Series  VIII. Published materials 

Scope and Content Notes

These published materials were likely collected by d'Happart in the United States and France. They include literary magazines published in the United States in English and French, and two longer French language works.

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Hemisphere, October 21, 1809 161
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Hemisphere, December 30, 1809 2
  Folder
Hemisphere, January 13, 1810 3
  Folder
Hemisphere, September 1, 1810 4
  Folder
L'Abeille, no. 20, February 27, 1817 5
  Folder
Historiques, undated 6
  Folder
Nouveaux Contes Moraux, undated 7
  Folder
The Portfolio, vol. viii, July 1819 8
  Folder
The Portfolio, vol. viii, December 1825 9

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Series  IX. Calendar Cards 

Scope and Content Notes

These index cards were created by a twentieth century researcher who used the Joseph d'Happart papers. Each card summarizes a document, and references the document by date. This collection of cards is not exhaustive; not all documents in the collection are represented by a card. The creator of the cards evidently did not speak French, supplying no summary of French language documents, instead simply identifying that they are written "in French."

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Calendar Cards 17

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