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A volume containing (fol. 5) a letter from Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu to – Latapie, judge, at La Brède, 11 Sep 1740, torn, with the loss of some words, which are present in the accompanying transcript of the letter (fol. 7v), early 19th century, 1740, early 19th century

MS. French e. 39
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

There is a note in the same hand as the transcript, on the provenance of the letter, on fol. 7r. Most of the leaves are blank.


  • Creation: 1740, early 19th century


9 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. French e. 39

Custodial History

Owned by Cyrille de Montesquieu, grandson of Montesquieu, early 19th century (see fol. 7); bookplate of Shackleton.

Physical Facet

Bound by Maltby, of Oxford, in quarter morocco, marbled boards, with morocco lettering piece on the upper cover.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom