Joseph Lakanal papers, 1793-1834.


Joseph Lakanal papers, 1793-1834.

Correspondence (in French) written to Joseph Lakanal. Among the correspondents are General Lafayette, Antoine Lavoisier, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Daubenton and Sebastien Chamfort. One letter (in French) is written by Joseph Lakanal, to Monsieur Arnault, member of the Institute of Paris, justifying his resignation as president of the College of Orleans.

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