A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The 17th and the 18th century saw several waves of emigration of French Protestants to Prussia. While the first waves mainly brought craftsmen, the policy deployed by Frederick 2nd attracted more intellectual populations as well. Press, Court, Academy of Sciences were dominated by French language and culture – and remained until the early 19th century.


The first corpus edited here deals with Louis de Beausobre (1730-1783). Beausobre is the son of a German mother and a French pastor who enjoyed the favors of the crown prince and helped his son take advantage of them. Beausobre studied philosophy and published several books defending pyrrhonistic theses. He became a member of the Academy of Sciences in 1755.

Project manager: Anne Baillot

Jacob Emanuel Handmann: Portait de Jean Albert Euler (1734-1800), fils de Léonard Euler (1756)

The second corpus is formed by the correspondence exchanged between Johann Albrecht Euler (1734-1800) and Jean Henri Samuel Formey (1711-1797). The two men share a bond both personal and professional. While Formey is secretary to the Royal Academy of Sciences in Berlin from 1748 to his death, Johann Albrecht Euler is appointed to the same function in 1769 in the Imperial Academy of Sciences in Saint-Petersburg. On a family stand, Euler married Formey's niece Sophie Charlotte Hagemeister in 1760, thus entering Formey's circle of relatives.

A hundred of the letters written by Euler is kept at the State Library of Berlin, while Formey's answers are kept at the archives of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Both men enjoy privileges granted by their respective sovereigns, King Frederic II of Prussia and Empress Catherine II of Russia. Their privileged positions allow them to evolve around the leading figures of their time. In his letters, Johann Albrecht Euler regularly evokes significant events at Court, within the various institutions he takes part in, and within the francophone community of Saint-Petersburg. Thanks to his family connections and professional networks, he is a key figure of Petersburg's scientific activity, which he mentions at length throughout his correspondence.

His detailed accounts of scientific publications, expeditions and experiments initiated by the Imperial Academy and of his own social interactions not only give an insight into his daily life, but also inform about his father Leonard Euler's works, as well as those of a number of influent scientists of his time, such as Daniel Bernoulli, Caspar Wolff, and many others among Euler's circle of relatives and colleagues, both in Berlin and Saint-Petersburg.

Project manager: Emmanuelle Chaze

[read more]

[collapse]

B

Beausobre, Louis de
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Blumenow, 30 April 1759)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Magdeburg, 31 October 1760)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Magdeburg, 15 January 1761)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre /Magdeburg, 13 August 1761)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Magdeburg, 19 November 1761)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre /Magdeburg, 28 December 1761)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Magdeburg, 4 January 1762)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Magdeburg, 12 January 1762)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Magdeburg, 21 January 1762)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (probably Magdeburg, betweej 21 January and 23 February 1762)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Magdeburg, 23 February 1762)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre /Magdeburg, 12 March 1762
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresde, 22 July 1763)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresden, 7 October 1763)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresden, 21 October 1763)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresden, 30 November and 2 December 1763)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresden, 16 and 18 December 1763)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresden, 23 December 1763)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresden, 8 June 1764)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresden, 10 August 1764)
Buch, Adolf Friedrich von
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Blumenow, 30 April 1759)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Magdeburg, 31 October 1760)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Magdeburg, 15 January 1761)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre /Magdeburg, 13 August 1761)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Magdeburg, 19 November 1761)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre /Magdeburg, 28 December 1761)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Magdeburg, 4 January 1762)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Magdeburg, 12 January 1762)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Magdeburg, 21 January 1762)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (probably Magdeburg, betweej 21 January and 23 February 1762)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Magdeburg, 23 February 1762)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre /Magdeburg, 12 March 1762
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresde, 22 July 1763)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresden, 7 October 1763)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresden, 21 October 1763)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresden, 30 November and 2 December 1763)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresden, 16 and 18 December 1763)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresden, 23 December 1763)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresden, 8 June 1764)
Letter from Adolf von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (Dresden, 10 August 1764)

[top]

C

Chamisso, Adelbert von
Anthology of 1804
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (fragment) (without place, 26 june 1804)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Berlin, 15 august 1804)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (fragment) (probably Berlin, probably 20 September 1804)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (without place, end of October 1804)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (without place, 6 December 1804)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (without place, between 1804 and 1806)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (probably Berlin, probably spring 1805)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (without place, 1 march 1805)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Vertus, between 10 and 27 January 1807)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Vertus, 16 January 1807)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Vertus, 29 January 1807)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Vertus, 07 May 1810)
Letter from Helmina von Chézy to Adelbert von Chamisso (copy) (probably Montmorency, between end of July and 14 September 1810)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Geneva or Coppet, April or May 1811)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (probably Coppet, May or June 1811)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Geneva or Coppet, 16 August 1811)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (probably Geneva, autumn or winter 1811)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Geneva, at the beginning of 1812)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Geneva or Coppet, in the spring of 1812)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Geneva or Coppet, June or July 1812)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Schaffhausen, 27 August 1812)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (fragment) (probably Berlin, probably May or June 1814)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de la Foye (probably Berlin, 23 January 1815)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de la Foye (probably Berlin, probably between beginning of 1819 and 20 March 1819)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (probably Schöneberg (Berlin), 30 January 182)1
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (probably Schöneberg (Berlin), 1 March 1821)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (probably Berlin, probably 21 March 1821)
Chézy, Helmina von
Letter from Helmina von Chézy to Adelbert von Chamisso (copy) (probably Montmorency, between end of July and 14 September 1810)

[top]

E

Euler, Jean Albert
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Sankt Petersburg, 5 december 1761)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 15 August 1766)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 21 novembre 1766)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 25 décembre 1766)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 2 January 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 7 February 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 1 March 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, Avril 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 16 April 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 20 April 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 20 April 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 1 June 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 14 August 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 21 August 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 31 August 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 7 septembre 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 21 October 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 2 novembre 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 3 Decembre 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 28 January 1768)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 22 February 1768)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 14 March 1768)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 16 April 1768)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 27 May 1768)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 1767 ??)

[top]

F

Formey, Jean Henri Samuel
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Sankt Petersburg, 5 december 1761)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 15 August 1766)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 21 novembre 1766)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 25 décembre 1766)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 2 January 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 7 February 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 1 March 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, Avril 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 16 April 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 20 April 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 20 April 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 1 June 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 14 August 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 21 August 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 31 August 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 7 septembre 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 21 October 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 2 novembre 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 3 Decembre 1767)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 28 January 1768)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 22 February 1768)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 14 March 1768)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 16 April 1768)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 27 May 1768)
Letter from John Albert Euler to Jean Henri Samuel Formey (Saint Petersburg, 1767 ??)

[top]

L

La Foye, Louis de
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (fragment) (without place, 26 june 1804)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Berlin, 15 august 1804)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (fragment) (probably Berlin, probably 20 September 1804)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (without place, end of October 1804)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (without place, 6 December 1804)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (without place, between 1804 and 1806)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (probably Berlin, probably spring 1805)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (without place, 1 march 1805)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Vertus, between 10 and 27 January 1807)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Vertus, 16 January 1807)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Vertus, 29 January 1807)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Vertus, 07 May 1810)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Geneva or Coppet, April or May 1811)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (probably Coppet, May or June 1811)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Geneva or Coppet, 16 August 1811)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (probably Geneva, autumn or winter 1811)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Geneva, at the beginning of 1812)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Geneva or Coppet, in the spring of 1812)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Geneva or Coppet, June or July 1812)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (Schaffhausen, 27 August 1812)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (fragment) (probably Berlin, probably May or June 1814)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de la Foye (probably Berlin, 23 January 1815)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de la Foye (probably Berlin, probably between beginning of 1819 and 20 March 1819)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (probably Schöneberg (Berlin), 30 January 182)1
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (probably Schöneberg (Berlin), 1 March 1821)
Letter from Adelbert von Chamisso to Louis de La Foye (probably Berlin, probably 21 March 1821)

[top]