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Title: Marquis de Mores

Dates: 1860-1960

Collection Number: 00042

Quantity: 198 items

Abstract: An artificial collection from a variety of sources, the collection includes images of family and businesses owned by Marquis de Mores, primarily in Medora, ND and in France.

Provenance: The original Marquis de Mores Collection was received as a gift from James Foley in 1910. One photograph of Medora with Louis and Athenais (deMores Box 1/c#60) was donated by Harold Schafer (received from Tony Vallombrosa) on 03-23-1976. 60 photographsdonated by Harold Schafer were separated from Marquis De Mores Papers #10036.  92 photographs and postcards and 101 negatives were transferred from # 10036. Antoine Manca de Vallombrosa de Mores donated one framed photograph of Medora with lock of her hair (transferred to Museums Collection 1972) and collection of 31 photographs of town of Medora, Marquis as a child and other family portraits. 00042-0164 is part of the Ralph Thompson Collection 00500 (00500-0005), copied on 12-19-1985. Four photographs were transferred from Museum Division including cabinet card of Marquis de Mores by Sarony, Photographer New York, NY, cart-de-visite of infant in diaper by Robert Faulkner & Company, London, Cabinet card of Medora with one man, four women, and two children seated on steps of Chateau de Mores by G. Gilbert, Mandan ND, photograph on board of man and dog in buggy pulled by one horse labeled Star Mail Route 1903.  Two photographs of William and Kate (Fordham) Van Dreische were received from Marjorie J. Soper on 11-06-1992.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Antoine Amedee Marie Vincent Manca de Vallombrosa was born on June 14, 1858 in Paris, France.  He acquired the title of Marquis de Mores at the age of 21. He married Medora von Hoffman, an American heiress, on February 15, 1882 in Cannes, France.  They had two sons, Louis and Paul, and one daughter, Athenais.

Hearing rumors of opportunities in Dakota Territory, de Mores traveled there and in April 1883 founded the town of Medora.  He established the Northern Pacific Refrigerator Car Company with hopes of revolutionizing the livestock industry.  Local opposition to the Marquis' plans lead to the death of Reiley Luffsey, a suspected rustler.  The Marquis was indicted for murder and later was freed on a "not guilty” verdict.   The business failed in 1886.

De Mores and his family spent the winter of 1886 in New York and returned to France in 1887.  In 1888 the Marquis promoted the building of a railroad in China but due to political opposition the project was never completed.  While on an expedition in Northern Africa the Marquis was murdered.  He died at the age of 38 in June 1896.
 
Sources:   A Brief Synopsis of the Career of Marquis de Mores and the Proposed Development of the de Mores Sites, State Historical Society of North Dakota Document by Arnold O. Goplen.

Photographs Inventory

00042-0001         Antoine de Vallombrosa Marquis DeMores as a child, Paris (France) 1860
00042-0002         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis DeMores as a young man, Paris (France) 1870-1875   
00042-0003         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis DeMores as a young man, Paris (France) 1880-1885   
00042-0004         Antoine de Vallombrosa Marquis DeMores, Paris (France) 1860-1865     
00042-0005         Antoine de Vallombrosa Marquis DeMores, Cannes (France) 1860-1865
00042-0006         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis DeMores seated on wooden toy horse            , Saumur (France) 1880-1885               
00042-0007         Woman with young Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis DeMores, Paris (France) 1860        
00042-0008         Antoine de Vallombrosa Marquis DeMores on horse, (France) 1883
00042-0009         Louis Vallombrosa on horse, Medora (DT) 1860-1870                      
00042-0010         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis DeMores        1880     
00042-0011         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis DeMores and friends touching tips of swords held aloft, (France) 1880                      
00042-0012         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis DeMores and friends touching tips of swords held aloft, (France) 1880      
00042-0013         Antoine de Vallombrosa Marquis DeMores and friend fencing, (France) 1880     
00042-0014         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis DeMores and friends fencing, (France) 1880
00042-0015         DeMores group at waterfront, (France) 1860-1870          
00042-0016         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis DeMores Memorial obelisk, (France) 1896-1900
00042-0017         Birdseye view of downtown Marseille (France) 1860-1870
00042-0018         Interior view of Chateau La Bocca, Cannes (France) 1860-1870
00042-0019         Medora, Marquise de Mores with cannon, Cannes (France) 1860-1870
00042-0020         Outbuildings, Cannes (France) 1860-1870             
00042-0021         Shipping the cattle, Medora (DT) 1883-1886                        
00042-0022         Lassoing cattle, Medora (DT) 1883-1886                
00042-0023         Group in front of log cabin, Medora (DT) 1883-1886        
00042-0024         Rounding up cattle, Medora (DT) 1883-1886       
00042-0025         Man holding rifle in front sod and wood combination house, Medora (DT) 1883-1886     
00042-0026         Breaking horses, Medora (DT)
00042-0027         Packing Plant Chimney, Medora (DT) 1885           
00042-0028         St. Mary's Catholic Church, Medora (DT) 1885 
00042-0029         Main Street , Medora (DT) 1885
00042-0030         One of your houses to be let, Medora (DT) 1885 
00042-0031         One of your houses to be let, Medora (DT) 1885               
00042-0032         Mr. Johnson's stable, Medora (DT) 1885/00/00 
00042-0033         The new School house, Medora (DT) 1885        
00042-0034         One of your houses not let at present, Medora (DT) 1885            
00042-0035         The Store, Medora (DT)                1885     
00042-0036         General View, Medora (DT) 1885           
00042-0037         Foley's Home, Medora (DT) 1885
00042-0038         Foley's Home, Medora (DT) 1885
00042-0039         A new mine Section 26, Medora (DT) 1885        
00042-0040         Medora von Hoffmann Vallombrosa with children and group on stairs of Chateau de Mores, Medora (DT) 1886    
00042-0041         Medora von Hoffmann Vallombrosa, Cairo (Egypt) 1886               
00042-0042         Tribesmen and camels in Egypt, Cairo (Egypt) 1886       
00042-0043         Antoine de Vallombrosa de Mores with dog, Paris (France) 1936               
00042-0044         Louis Vallombrosa, oldest son, Paris (France) 1890-1895
00042-0045         Louis Vallombrosa, oldest son, Paris (France) 1890-1895
00042-0046         Villa Vallombrosa, Cannes (France) 1880
00042-0047         Chateau De La Bocca, Cannes (France) 1880          
00042-0048         Ferdinand Von Hoffmann 1880
00042-0049         Baron Von Hoffmann, 1880
00042-0050         Baronness Von Hoffmann 1880
00042-0051         Louis Von Hoffmann 1880      
00042-0052         Richard, Duc De Vallombrosa      1880       
00042-0053         Richard, Duc De Vallombrosa      1880  
00042-0054         Antoine, Duc De Vallombrosa A St. Cyr   1880     
00042-0055         Antoine, Duc De Vallombrosa A St. Cyr   1880      
00042-0056         Antoine, Duc De Vallombrosa A St. Cyr on horse 1880       
00042-0057         Antoine De Vallombrosa, Marquis De Mores       1880  
00042-0058         Medora Von Hoffmann 1880     
00042-0059         Medora Von Hoffmann 1880      
00042-0060         Medora Von Hoffmann 1880   
00042-0061         Medora von Hoffmann, Cairo (Egypt) 1886         
00042-0062         Medora Von Hoffmann 1880     
00042-0063         Medora Von Hoffman 1880       
00042-0064         Fiancailles Antoine Vallombrosa  1880       
00042-0065         Fiancailles Medora Von Hoffmann 1880   
00042-0066         Eglise Ste Marguerite de la Bocca Marriage 15 Fevrier 1882 Cannes (France)
00042-0067         Duchesse De Vallombrosa and her daughter Claire 1882 
00042-0068         Amedee De Vallombrosa 1882/00/00     
00042-0069         William Van Dreische      1882/00/00        
00042-0070         Tiesi Marquis coiffe du bonnet Sarde 1885, Tiesi (Sardinia) 1882                
00042-0071         Birdseye view of Medora (DT)   1885       
00042-0072         Horse Ranch Medora (DT)            1885      
00042-0073         Ranch Cabin Medora (DT)            1885 
00042-0074       Packing Plant Medora (DT)          1885     
00042-0075         Packing Plant Medora (DT)          1885     
00042-0076         Office Building Medora (DT)        1885   
00042-0077         St. Mary's Catholic Church or the Chapel, Medora (DT) 1886                    
00042-0078         Marquis de Mores on horseback with Model 1873 Winchester rifle, Medora (DT) 1886 
00042-0079         Marquis de Mores leaning on column with Model 1873 Winchester rifle, Medora (DT) 1886           
00042-0080         Marquis de Mores with Marquise (Medora) on horseback, Medora (DT) 1886
00042-0081         Marquise (Medora) de Mores standing next to horse with rifle, Medora (DT) 1886
00042-0082         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquise de Mores on horse, Medora (DT) 1886       
00042-0083         Marquise and Marquis de Mores at the start of a hunting trip, Medora (DT) 1886
00042-0084         Louis Vallombrosa, Medora (DT) 1887     
00042-0085         Athenais de Vallombrosa, Louis de Vallombrosa, and Medora, Marquise de Mores, Medora (DT) 1887
00042-0086         Medora von Hoffman de Vallombrosa, Marquise de Mores, Louis and Athenais de Vallombrosa with others, Medora (DT) 1886           
00042-0087         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis de Mores 1888           
00042-0088         Medora von Hoffmann de Vallombrosa, Marquise de Mores      1888    
00042-0089         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis de Mores 1888          
00042-0090         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis de Mores 1888             
00042-0091         Medora Von Hoffman de Vallombrosa, Marquise de Morès, Louis and Athenais de Vallombrosa 1889      
00042-0092         Baron and Barronne Von Hoffman, Marquise de Morès, Louis and Athenais de Vallombrosa        1889           
00042-0093         Louis and Athenais de Vallombrosa         1890     
00042-0094         Louis de Vallombrosa     1890   
00042-0095         Louis and Athenais de Vallombrosa         1890     
00042-0096         His Royal Highness Albert Edward, Prince of Wales later Edward VII 1890
00042-0097         Lady Dufferin, wife of Frederick Temple Hamilton Blackwood, Marquis of Dufferin, Viceroy to India 1887
00042-0098         Louis and Athenais de Vallombrosa         1891        
00042-0099         Baron and Barronne Von Hoffman, Marquise de Morès, Albert Edward Prince of Wales and others 1891     
00042-0100         Medora Von Hoffman de Vallombrosa, Marquise de Morès  1891    
00042-0101         Medora Von Hoffman de Vallombrosa, Marquise de Morès  1891       
00042-0102         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis de Mores       1891      
00042-0103         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis de Mores       1892        
00042-0104         Fete Patronale [Patron Saint Festival], Tiesi, Sardinia 1895                          
00042-0105         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis de Mores       1896      
00042-0106         Antoine de Vallombrosa, Marquis de Mores       1896      
00042-0107         Site where Marquis de Mores's body was found, El Ouatia (Africa) 1896/06/09                  
00042-0108         Site where Marquis de Mores's body was found, El Ouatia (Africa) 1896/06/09
00042-0109         Tuaregs, El Ouatia (Africa) 1896/06/09
00042-0110         R. P. Charles Eugène de Foucauld, El Ouatia (Africa) 1896/07/21                
00042-0111         Obituary notice for Marquis de Mores, Cannes (France) 1896/07/21
00042-0112         Louis Vallombrosa           1896 
00042-0113         Medora Von Hoffman de Vallombrosa, Marquise de Morès 1901
00042-0114         Medora, Marquise de Mores riding sidesaddle on horse, Compiegne (France) 1900                        
00042-0115         Louis, Marquise de Mores, Athenais and Paul, Medora (ND) 1901       
00042-0116         Louis de Vallombrosa     1905 
00042-0117         Louis de Vallombrosa     1905   
00042-0118         Chateau de Mores, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0119         Chateau de Mores, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0120         Horse and corrals Chateau de Mores, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0121         Packing Plant, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0122         Family on porch of Von Hoffmann house, Medora (ND) 1893 
00042-0123         Von Hoffmann house, Medora (ND) 1893              
00042-0124         St. Mary's Catholic Church, Medora (ND) 1893 
00042-0125         Marquis de Mores and men standing on street and sidewalk in front of DeMores Hotel, Medora (ND) 1893  
00042-0126         Foley family greeting visitors, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0127         Chateau de Mores, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0128         Man carrying hay, Medora (ND)                1893   
00042-0129         Men working with horses in front of barn, Medora (ND)   1893   
00042-0130         Close-up of horse's head, Medora (ND) 1893       
00042-0131         Horses milling in corral, Medora (ND) 1893     
00042-0132         Pony and horses in corral, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0133         Man with saddled horse, Medora (ND) 1893       
00042-0134         Pair of horses in corral, Medora (ND) 1893           
00042-0135         Two horses with hills in background, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0136         Saddled horse in front of barn, Medora (ND) 1893          
00042-0137         Three horses standing in a row with white pony in background, Medora (ND) 1893        
00042-0138         Two horses with white pony, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0139         Line of horses at rail feeding, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0140         Dark horse standing in corral, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0141         Saddled dark horse standing in corral, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0142         Saddled dark horse standing in corral, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0143         Saddled dark horse standing in corral, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0144         Saddled dark horse standing in corral, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0145         Dark horse and white pony walking across corral, Medora (ND) 1893     
00042-0146         Dark horse with saddle standing in middle of corral, Medora (ND) 1893
00042-0147         White horse standing in corral, Medora (ND) 1893          
00042-0148         White horse and other horses feeding in corral, Medora (ND) 1893       
00042-0149         Hotel de Mores Sous la neige (under the snow), Medora (ND) 1883       
00042-0150         Cooling House and Loading Platform, Medora (ND) 1888
00042-0151         Medora (DT), Ground view from distance 1883
00042-0152         Chateau de Mores, Medora (DT) 1888 
00042-0153         De Mores Packing Plant, Medora (DT) 1883                           
00042-0154         View of snow covered Medora (DT)        1883-1907           
00042-0155         View from river overlook Medora (ND) 1905-1908           
00042-0156         View from river overlook Medora (ND) 1905-1908           
00042-0157         Chateau de Mores, Medora (DT) 1884 
00042-0158         Chateau de Mores, Medora (DT) 1883
00042-0159         One of the Cowboys of DeMores, Medora (DT) 1886/09/16        
00042-0160         Marquise De Mores at the Chateau de Mores, Medora (ND) 1903/09/00
00042-0161         William Van Driesche on horseback, Medora (DT) 1883-1886       
00042-0162         Louis, Duke de Vallombrosa and Antoine "Tony" de Vallombrosa in front of Marquis de Mores Statue, Medora (ND) 1939       
00042-0163         Packing Plant, Medora (ND) 1903             
00042-0164         Marquise De Mores at the Chateau de Mores, Medora (ND) 1904/00/00              
00042-0165-01   Blurred group standing at flagpole at the Chateau de Mores, Medora (ND) n.d.
00042-0165-02   Blurred group standing at flagpole at the Chateau de Mores, Medora (ND) n.d.
00042-0165-03   Blurred group standing at flagpole at the Chateau de Mores, Medora (ND) n.d.
00042-0165-04   Blurred group standing at flagpole at the Chateau de Mores, Medora (ND) n.d.
00042-0166         Birds-eye view of HT Ranch, Medora (ND) n.d.  
00042-0167         Chateau de Mores and service areas, Medora (ND) 1944
00042-0168         Chateau de Mores and service areas, Medora (ND) 1944
00042-0169         Chateau de Mores Calendar, Medora (ND) 1959
00042-0170         Chateau de Mores, Medora (ND) 1952 
00042-0171         Marquis De Mores's Hunting Coach at Chateau de Mores, Medora (ND) 1925-1942          
00042-0172-1     Restoration of Chateau de Mores Historic Site, Medora (ND) 1930-1939
00042-0172-2     Chateau de Mores, Medora (ND) 1952
00042-0173         Foundation during Restoration of Chateau de Mores Historic Site, Medora (ND) 1930-1939          
00042-0174-1     Wine bottles discovered during Restoration of Chateau de Mores Historic Site, Medora (ND) 1930-1939
00042-0174-2     Medora von Hoffmann Vallombrosa       1886   
00042-0175         Cedar canyon, Medora (DT) 1880-1886  
00042-0176-1     Horse near Von Hoffman house, Medora (DT) 1880-1886             
00042-0176-2     Group sitting on rocks, Medora (DT) 1886             
00042-0177         Marquis de Mores statue, Medora (DT) 1958/07/00        
00042-0178         Marquis de Mores statue, Medora (DT)                1958/07/00        
00042-0179         Statue of Marquis de Mores in Medora, (ND) 1955-1960               
00042-0180-1     This Building with Machinery Will Be Furnished Rent Free, Medora (DT) 1886-1905           
00042-0180-2     This Building with Machinery Will Be Furnished Rent Free, Medora (DT) 1886-1905           
00042-0181         This Building with ? Rooms and Cellar Will Be Furnished Rent Free, Medora (DT) 1886-1905          
00042-0182         Man standing on porch of Von Hoffman house, Medora (DT) 1886-1905
00042-0183         Plat Map of Medora in Billings County (DT) 1883 
00042-0184         Medora-Deadwood Stagecoach, Medora (DT) 1883        
00042-0185         Double Barrel Shotgun, Medora (DT) 1954/07/20             
00042-0186         Letter from Marquis de Mores to Theodore Roosevelt and return letter from Roosevelt, Medora (DT) 1885/09/13        
00042-0187         Chateau de Mores, Medora (DT) 1925 
00042-0188         Cooling House and Ice House under construction, Medora (DT) 1883
00042-0189         Bedroom of Madame De Mores as she left it in 1883, Medora (DT) 1926-1930
00042-0190         Randolph Grymes, Medora (DT)  1883        
00042-0191         Marquise and Marquis de Mores at the start of a hunting trip, Medora (DT) 1886
00042-0192         Aerial view of Medora (ND) 1910-1920  
00042-0193         View from top of butte Medora (DT) 1886         
00042-0194         Distant view of Medora (ND) 1886   
00042-0195         Overview of Medora (DT) 1885
00042-0196         Chateau de Mores from the river, Medora (DT) 1886    
00042-0197         Chateau de Mores from across the Little Missouri River, Medora (DT) 1886
00042-0198         Gully behind the Chateau de Mores, Medora (DT) 1886                

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