Talk:Julien de Lallande Poydras
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I would like to correct the following information: Julien Poydras was born on April 3, 1746 in Rézé (not far from Natantes) in France.
Hope it will be useful for your paper.
It would be kind of neat if someone would write about the fund that Julien left to establish an annually disbursed dowry available to all those who marry in West Baton Rouge Parish. This money still exists today. The was reported nationally in an NPR broadcast from 2004/2005 produced by local writer Ed Cullen. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 15:12, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
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Saint-Domingue vs. "Santo Domingo"
I vowed off of doing major edits on Wikipedia a long time ago, due to illogical reverts. Now, I try to limit myself to suggestions on the Talk Pages. However, in this case, I went ahead and made the change. Unless I am wrong, I believe that the merchant ship that took Poydras to the West Indies took him to the French colony of Saint-Domingue (pronounced "SANT do-MONG," rather than to the Spanish colonial town of Santo Domingo in the eastern part of the island. The island itself has been variously called Hispaniola, San Domingo, and even Santo Domingo like the town of that name. But the French colony, which occupies the western third of the island, is Saint-Domingue. I know that over the past few hundred years unknowledgeable English speakers have incorrectly referred to the French colony by the spanish name of Santo Domingo. I don't know why they do this. It drives me to distraction as the practice has become almost institutionalized. But there is a nice Wikipedia article about Saint-Domingue, and my correction will link readers of this article to the French colony, and not to the Spanish colony. PGNormand (talk) 21:53, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
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