Jean François de Galaup (Comte) de la Pérouse (17411788)
Letter, 3 July 1783
HI Archives collection no. 25
La Pèrouse, Jean-Franc de Galoup
Engraving is marked: G. B. Bosio D. K. Bonatti HI Archives portrait no. 1
Biographical and content note
Jean François de Galaup (Comte) de La Pérouse (17411788) was a French botanist and navigator. This letter, dated 3 July 1783, Paris, to an unknown person, claims that a greater sum was owed to La Pérouse for passengers he brought home in L’Astree and L’Engageante after his Hudson’s Bay Expedition in 1782. Two pages, bound into a volume by a previous owner. In French.
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