|Quantity:||0.05 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 902 to MS 904 housed together in 1 half box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of material written about Madame Gouvain. The collection also includes her little paint cups. Most of the material is of a biographical nature, with some genealogical information included.|
Madame Gouvain was born May 7, 1777 in Treguier, Brittany. Her first husband, Ange De la Perriere was a general in the French Army. Her sister, the Countess De Vue De Villars, was maid of honor to the Empress Josephine at Malmaison after Napoleon had divorced her. She was the aunt of General Bolivar, the South American patriot, for whom Bolivia was named, and she had been much in the society of the most distinguished people of her day and generation.
Arranged in chronological order.
Gouvain collection. MS 904. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Madame Rosalie de Trobriand Gouvain papers, 1835-1841. MS 2918.