All of Charlevoix's letters from North America, 1721-1722.

Letters to the Dutchess of Lesdiguieres: giving an account of a voyage to Canada, and travels through that vast country, and Louisiana, to the Gulf of Mexico : undertaken by order of the present King of France

Charlevoix first came to New France to teach at the Jesuit College at Québec 1705-09, and returned a decade later. In 1721-22 he traveled through the Great Lakes, across Wisconsin, and down the Mississippi to New Orleans. His careful observations in letters home during that trip also became part of his 3-volume Histoire et Description Générale de la Nouvelle France, published in 1744.

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Creator: Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de
Pub Data: London : Printed for R. Goadby, and sold by R. Baldwin ... , 1763
Citation: Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de. Letters to the Dutchess of Lesdiguieres. (London, 1763). Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 3/19/2018