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Liévin Van de Velde papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 048
Abstract Liévin Jean Van de Velde (1850-1888) was a captain of the Belgian Army, active in the development and control of the Congo Free State, essentially owned by Leopold II, king of Belgium. The Liévin Van de Velde papers include correspondence, documents, treaties, and photographs documenting his military career and activities in the Congo.
Dates: 1785-1961; Majority of material found within 1881-1883

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  • Language: Dutch; Flemish X