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[Letter] [c. 1826-1833] [to] Madame le Duchess de Broglie / [James Fenimore Cooper].

Title: [Letter] [c. 1826-1833] [to] Madame le Duchess de Broglie / [James Fenimore Cooper].
Personal Author: Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
Date: [c. 1826-1833].
General Note: See also additional letters and manuscript fragments from Cooper in the collection.
Abstract: Cooper sends his respect to Broglie as well as his manuscript on those countries which they discussed last evening; he does not expect her to read the whole thing, but to dip into it here and there for what may prove amusing. He specifically points her to passages dealing with the prairies and their inhabitants, including a visit to the Pawnee and a noble Indian chief "who would have been a hero in any civilized nation." Cooper had relocated with his family in 1826 to serve as US Consul at Lyons, France; though his diplomatic position lapsed, he remained abroad, traveling and writing, until 1833. Cooper, the 11th of 12 children born to the man who founded Cooperstown and built Ostego Hall, is remembered for his books of sailing and wilderness adventure, including the Leatherstocking Series featuring Natty Bumppo, the most well-known of which is Last of the Mohicans (1826). In addition to enjoying the life of a country gentleman in New York, Cooper also traveled and wrote extensively in Europe.
Personal Subject: Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851--Correspondence
[Broglie, Albertine Ida Gustavine, duchesse de, 1797-1838--Correspondence].
Subject: American literature--19th century
Pawnee Indians.
Geographical Subject: Prairies--North America.
Recipient: [Broglie, Albertine Ida Gustavine, duchesse de, 1797-1838?].

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