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Baron Jean de Lustrac Papers on Admiral Comte de Grasse Monument


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Baron Jean de Lustrac Papers on Admiral Comte de Grasse Monument, 1964, 1968-1973 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Sarah Osorio

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Title: Baron Jean de Lustrac Papers on Admiral Comte de Grasse Monument, 1964, 1968-1973Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-224

Primary Creator: de Lustrac, Baron Jean (1894-1973)

Extent: 7.0 Folders

Arrangement: Arranged by record type.

Date Acquired: 00/00/0000

Subjects: French letters, Hampton Roads (Va. : Region), Norfolk (Va.), Virginia--History, Yorktown (Va.)

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Negatives (photographs), Notes, Photographs, Printed ephemera, Publications (document genre)

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

French letters
Hampton Roads (Va. : Region)
Norfolk (Va.)
Yorktown (Va.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

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 Source: Unknown

Preferred Citation: Baron Jean de Lustrac Papers on Admiral Comte de Grasse Monument, MSS 0000-224, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed August 13, 2020.

Other Note: Folder 7 does not seem to belong with this collection.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, Speeches, and Bills, 1964, 1968-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence of Glen Allen Scott, 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photographs and Negatives, circa 1960s-1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Clippings, 1969-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notes and Printed Ephemera, circa 1964-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Periodical, Tidewater Times, 1967Add to your cart.
Fourth Quarter.
Folder 7: Correspondence, Martha H. Boone on downtown pedestrian walkway, 1971 August 11-26Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence from Roy B. Martin, Jr. and Jack H. Shiver.

Norfolk Public Library
Slover Library
235 Plume Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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