Baron Jean de Lustrac Papers on Admiral Comte de Grasse Monument, 1964, 1968-1973
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Brief Description: Correspondence and clippings documenting Baron Jean de Lustrac's attempt to erect a monument in downtown Norfolk, Virginia in honor of French Admiral Francois Joseph Paul Comte de Grasse, whose success in the Battle of the Chesapeake in 1781 led to the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia. The collection also includes correspondence and clippings relating to de Lustrac's acquiring of 10 replica cannons for Yorktown, suggesting to name the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel after de Grasse, and donating of model flagships of La Ville de Paris to the Museum of the Revolutionary War in Washington, D. C. and Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences in Norfolk, Virginia.
Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at]
Record Series Number: 001/01/MSS 0000-224
Created by: de Lustrac, Baron Jean (1894-1973)
Volume: 7.0 Folders
Acquired: 00/00/0000.
Arrangement: Arranged by record type.
Biographical Note for de Lustrac, Baron Jean (1894-1973) : Baron Jean de Lustrac was born in Chatellerault, France on August 13, 1894. He was a cavalry officer in the French army during World War I, and he served with the French Military Mission in Washington, D. C. during World War II. De Lustrac was a well-known cultural leader in the Norfolk, Virginia region. He married Helen Reid on November 24, 1925 in Norfolk, Virginia. The de Lustracs split their time living in Norfolk and Paris, France from the mid-1920s until their deaths. De Lustrac died on April 1, 1973 in Norfolk, Virginia and was buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
French letters
Hampton Roads (Va. : Region)
Norfolk (Va.)
Yorktown (Va.)
Genres/Forms of Material
Clippings (information artifacts)
Negatives (photographs)
Printed ephemera
Publications (document genre)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
French [fre]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.
Acquisition Notes: Unknown
PreferredCitation: Baron Jean de Lustrac Papers on Admiral Comte de Grasse Monument, MSS 0000-224, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.