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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Passport Applications, 10/31/1795 - 12/31/1905 and the series Registers and Indexes for Passport Applications, 1810 - 1906 in the General Records of the Department of State (Record Group 59) that include the name of the applicant, the date of the application and, after 1834, application number. Some of the registers also provide a brief physical description of the applicant and information on people with whom they were traveling.The later applications may include photographs. We also located the series United States Consular Records for Geneva, Switzerland, 1855 - 1940 in the Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State (Record Group 84) that include 6 file units when we used the terms “passport applications” and “Geneva.” They may contain information about Jules Ferrette. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
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