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Military College Contingencies Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1274

This account book from a military college includes a detailed handwritten list of provisions taken from May 5, 1799 to June 24, 1802. Additionally in the book are various writings by the author such as poetry and quotes. Several entries are made for "Col. Le Marchant." Although the college is only noted as "military college," it is possible it is from the Royal Military College of the United Kingdom (or one of its predecessors) as it was founded in 1801 by John Gaspard Le Marchant. Additionally in the book are various writings by the author such as poetry and quotes.

Dates

  • 1799 May 5-1802 June 24, undated

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

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 (1 folder)

Abstract

This account book from a military college includes a detailed handwritten list of provisions taken from May 5, 1799 to June 24, 1802. Additionally in the book are various writings by the author such as poetry and quotes.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Gaspard Le Marchant was born on February 9, 1766 in Amiens, France. A British cavalry commanders, he fought in the French Revolutionary Wars and Peninsular Wars. Additionally, he was involved in the process that brought about the first British military academy as well as a staff college. He married Mary Guernsey on October 29, 1789 and they had ten children together. Mary died in childbirth in 1811 and Le Marchant died on July 22, 1812, leaving the younger children in the care of a relative.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

Repository Details

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

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