Princeton University Library Catalog

Journal, 1756-1776

Author:
Grasse-Tilly, François Joseph Paul, marquis de, 1722-1788 [Browse]
Format:
Manuscript
Language:
French
Compiled/​Created:
1756-1776
Description:
1 v.
Biographical/​Historical note:
Lieutenant Général des Armées Navales François-Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasse Tilly, comte de Grasse (13 September 1723 - 11 January 1788) was a French naval admiral. He is most well known for his command of the French fleet at the Battle of the Chesapeake, which contributed directly to the British surrender at Yorktown.
Summary note:
Autograph personal journal of the Comte De Grasse, chronicling his rise in the ranks as a young naval officer to his first commands. De Grasse would later figure prominently in the War for American Independence at the Battle of Virginia Capes (1781), which secured Washington's victory at Yorktown. This journal provides documentation of the early career of an important French naval commander.
Source acquisition:
Purchase, 2016. AM 2017-83.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Manuscripts 18th century.
  • Diaries 18th century.
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