Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

Joseph-Victor Garnier correspondence


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Box 0

Joseph-Victor Garnier correspondence, 1800-1871 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Joseph-Victor Garnier correspondence, 1800-1871Add to your cart.

ID: 1/6/MSS 340

Primary Creator: Garnier, Victor Joseph (1767-1851)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2014

Subjects: France., Missouri - Emigration and immigration - History - 19th century, Saint Louis (Mo.) - Social conditions - 19th century

Forms of Material: Immigrants - Missouri - Correspondence

Languages: French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Letters to a French immigrant, Joseph-Victor Garnier, who was born on February 14, 1767 in St. Pierre, Isle d'Oleron, France and died September 11, 1851, in St. Louis, Missouri. The first 14 letters (1801 - 1805)  find Garnier in New York City, as a "négociant", or wholesale merchant, and are from his sister Anne and her husband, Claude Vincent Polony of Rochefort, France. By August, 1805, Garnier is in "St. Louis, Louisiane", and letters are addressed to him there. In 1812, Garnier marries Marie Sanguinet.  Included is the manuscript copy of the Marriage Contract between Garnier and Sanguinet, signed by several local witnesses as well as the local Notary Public ("Mary Philip Leduc").

The child of that marriage, Harriett Garnier, became the wife of one of St. Louis' notable citizens, the Honorable John Logan, Congressman from 1865-1866, Land Commissioner for Illinois under President Pierce, and Postmaster of St. Louis underPresident Buchanan; and the last several letters, increasingly sparse, are addressed to Logan from his trans-Atlantic cousin, Jules Polony, still in St. Pierre, Isle d'Oleron, still trying to maintain relations with his unresponsive American cousins.

Biographical Note

Joseph Victor Garnier was born on 14 February 1767 in St. Pierre, Isle of Oleron, Saintonage, France. He married Marie Sanguinet on 30 April 1812 in Old Cathedral Church, St. Louis, Louisiana Territory, now Missouri.  They had three children, Marie, an infant and Harriett.  Garnier died 11 September 1851.

Subject/Index Terms

Missouri - Emigration and immigration - History - 19th century
Saint Louis (Mo.) - Social conditions - 19th century

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Purchased

Preferred Citation: [Item], Joseph-Victor Garnier correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Marriage contract between Joseph-Victor Garnier and Marie Sanguinet, St. Louis, Missouri territory, 1812 April 30Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1800-1807Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1812-1839Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1864-1871Add to your cart.

Page Generated in: 0.116 seconds (using 275 queries).
Using 2.94MB of memory. (Peak of 3.24MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-2.1
Copyright ©2012 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign