The Correspondence of Napoleon I (June 2004)

In 2002, the Fondation Napoléon launched the project to publish to complete General Correspondence of Napoleon: the commission organised by Napoleon III had “forgotten” a certain number of known letters, and many letters were not communicated to that commission.
Quiz: Emilie Barthet

  1. How many letters did Napoleon send?

  2. On what date and to whom did Napoleon write his first letter?

  3. To which of these women did Napoleon write the most?

  4. Which other French ruler(s) used the letter ending "Sur ce je prie Dieu qu'il vous ait en sa sainte et digne garde" (May God keep you in his holy and worthy protection)? (several choices available)

  5. Who was Napoleon's first secretary?

  6. How many books entitled 'Letters of Napoleon' have been published?

  7. "Je n'ai pas passé un jour sans t'aimer, je n'ai pas passé une nuit sans te serrer dans mes bras" (I have not spent a day without loving you; I have not spent a night without clasping you in my arms): How much did these loving words go for at auction in Paris in 1997 ? (Hint: the answer can be found in the In pictures section)

  8. In which languages could Napoleon write? (several choices available)

  9. How many letters could Napoleon write or dictate in one day to the same addressee?

  10. Which non-French institution owns the most original Napoleon letters?

  11. How many institutions worldwide possess Napoleon letters?

  12. To which member(s) of his family did Napoleon write the most?

  13. Which types of communication did Napoleon use in addition to the postal service? (several choices available)

  14. In which year did Napoleon write the most letters?

  15. On what date and to whom did Napoleon write his last letter?