Date Published: 1850 to 1913
Binding: No binding
Collection contains 14 items dating from 1850 to 1913, specifically 12 letters and 2 photo cards. All documents written in French and in good condition.
Jean Casimir-Périer was a French politician and wealthy businessman. He was the son of Auguste Casimir-Périer , the grandson of Casimir Pierre Périer, premier of Louis Philippe, and the great grandson of Claude Périer, one of the founders of the Bank of France. He entered public life as secretary to his father, who was Minister of the Interior under the presidency of Thiers. In 1893-4, he was Prime Minister of Foreign Affairs. After the assassination of President Sadi Carnot by an Italian anarchist, he became President of the Third Republic in late June 1894. Six months later, he retired from political life and became chairman of the Anzin mining enterprise. At the trial of Alfred Dreyfus in August 1899, his evidence was of great value to the cause of Dreyfus. Casimir-Périer had the shortest presidency in France’s history.
• Addressed Monsieur, 21 July 1863, re his correspondent’s attack on the Loire Council;
• Giving his authorization to the administrative council regarding the circular of 10 December, 3 January 1870; • To Monsieur Didier, 19 February 1870, arranging a meeting on Wednesday;
• To Monsieur Villebrun, 1 September 1886 (3 pp.), text in a secretarial hand, re a letter appearing in three newspapers from the Minister of War, General Georges Ernest Jean-Marie Boulanger;
• Addressed Monsieur, 18 November 1887 (4 pp.), text in a secretarial hand, re the political scandal of Daniel Wilson (the son-in-law of Jules Grévy, President of France);
• Addressed Monsieur, 25 May 1888, text in a secretarial hand, arranging for a lunch together;
• To Monsieur Villebrun, 7 June 1888 (2 pp.), text in a secretarial hand, informing Villebrun that he will be speaking at the congress on the centenary of the revolution of 1788 in Dauphiné;
• ALS to the secrétaire general (secretary general), Sunday 25?, thanks for his benevolence in favor of Mr. Camille Baudin;
• ALS to an unknown correspondent, 4 March?, re M. Hervéy, recommendations, and difficulties
3 Casimir-Périer’s family, correspondence:
• Auguste Casimir-Périer (1811-1876), Minister of the Interior, father of Jean: ALS (2 pp., small slit at the top) addressed Monsieur, 1 April 1850, wants to hire his correspondent to settle a dispute over the price of dressing three grindstones for his mill.
• Paul Casimir-Périer (1812-1876), deputy, brother of Jean: ALS addressed Mon Cher Cousin, 3 September 1881, letterhead of the Chambre des Députés, expressing condolences for the death of the mother of his correspondent.
• Claude Casimir-Périer (1880-1915), writer and officer killed in action in WWI, son of Jean: ALS (2 pp.) to a friend, 12 October 1913, without news of a friend from New York, Miss Andrews, he worries to know if she would not have left for Canada or London, “Je serais heureux de pouvoir lui télégraphier avec quelques chances que mon câble lui parvienne….”
2 photo cards:
• Cabinet photo card, Dierredelit & Fils, Paris, n.d.
• Colorized photo card, Chocolat Guérin-Boutron, n.d.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Good. Item #8654