This article is written from the perspective of a cultural historian, examining the epistolary relationship that developed in this tumultuous time between a French count and a young Quaker woman with the goal of exposing cultural identities—both those that existed prior to the encounter and those that formed as a result of their relationship. Using a close reading of their letters, this article at the same time places those letters squarely in their historical contexts.
"Cultural Refraction in Letters: The Epistolary Relationship of Viscount de Noailles and Molly Robinson, 1780–1804,"
Newport History: Vol. 75
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol75/iss254/2