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Notes on the Chavannes Family

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0446

A. F. Ernest Chavannes compiled these notes on the Chavannes family in 1882. The narrative begins with Bernard Chavannes (the family's first known ancestor) and traces eight generations of the family in Europe and the United States. Adrian Leon Chavannes (1871-1938) translated and transcribed these notes in 1934.

Dates

  • 1882

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

A. F. Ernest Chavannes compiled these notes on the Chavannes family in 1882. The narrative begins with Bernard Chavannes (the family's first known ancestor) and traces eight generations of the family in Europe and the United States. Adrian Leon Chavannes (1871-1938) translated and transcribed these notes in 1934.

Biographical/Historical Note

Antoine Francois Ernest Chavannes was born to Jean David Alexandre and Catherine (Coker) Chavannes in Aubonne, Switzerland on April 15, 1821. He earned a degree in theology in Lausanne in 1844 and was ordained a minister on November 7 of the same year. He resigned from the ministry in 1845 and went to England to teach. He returned to Switzerland in 1849 and married Leonie Susanne Marie Sylvie Dapples on October 31, 1849. The couple had four children, Catherine Adrienne, Charles Leon Benjamin, Robert Emile, and Helene Henriette. Chavannes taught English until 1857, when he and M. Martignier began a bookshop. He retired from business in 1866 and devoted himself to historical research until his death on January 6, 1895.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

John B. Knox donated this typescript to Special Collections on June 3, 1969.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480