French Revolution collection, 1668-1868 (bulk 1780-1820).

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French Revolution collection, 1668-1868 (bulk 1780-1820).

Books, pamphlets, graphic materials, periodicals, broadsides, and manuscripts providing comprehensive documentation of the political, economic, and social aspects of the French Revolution, with substantial additional material on the "ancien régime," the Napoleonic period, and the Restoration. Included are government documents such as laws, decrees, minutes of meetings, judicial proceedings, and official correspondence; memoirs, histories, biographies, speeches, polemics, almanacs, catechisms, satires, acrostics, plays, comic operas, dialogues, poems, "vaudevilles," "calendriers," and works written in dialect; songs with and without musical notation; and engravings, etchings, and some lithographs, including portraits, caricatures, and illustrations. The collection is strongest in the areas of economy and finance, the Revolutionary government, and Revolutionary culture, with unusual strength in popular culture. Topics covered in the area of economy and finance include agriculture, with material on the physiocrats, transport and customs, food, and prices; paper currency reform, with much material on the "assignats," and some on counterfeiting; the "biens nationaux"; and taxation, including the clerical tax, seigneurial dues, aristocratic privileges, the "cahiers de doléances," and the reforms of the night of August 4, 1789. Materials on the Revolutionary government include laws and other documents from the Estates General, the National Assemblies, the National Convention, and other bodies at the national, "département," and local levels, including all the various constitutions drawn up in the course of the Revolution, as well as documents on poor relief, divorce, representation, suffrage, despotism, conspiracies, accusations, denunciations, the monarchy, and the nobility. Also included are materials on Catholicism, including the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, the "théophilanthropes," and non-juring clergy; and on political culture, including the impact of the Enlightenment, popular culture, the Declaration of the Rights of Man, the Bastille, martyrs and oaths, revolutionary festivals, and education. Other topics covered include political rights, including the political clubs, the Third Estate, freedom of the press, and detention; France's colonies, including the slavery question; war and foreign affairs, including material on the navy and especially the army; and events in the Vendée and Toulon, with material on royalists and emigrés. Local government materials focus especially on Paris, Toulon, and Strasbourg. Authors and correspondents include Emmanuel-Henri-Louis Alexandre de Launay, comte d'Antraigues; Gracchus Babeuf, Jean Sylvain Bailly, B. Barère, Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville, Charles Alexandre de Calonne, Joseph Antoine Joachim Cérutti, Georges Jacques Danton, Pierre-Claude-François Daunou, Jacques Louis David, Camille Desmoulins, Pierre Toussaint Durand de Maillane, Jean-Jacques Eprémesnil, Claude Fauchet, Jacques-René Hébert, the marquis de Lafayette, Joseph Lakanal, Laurent Lecointre, Pierre-Victor Malouet; Honoré-Gabriel de Riquetti, comte de Mirabeau; the vicomte de Mirabeau, Jacques Necker, Jérôme Pétion, Louis Marie Prudhomme, Jean-Paul Rabaut, Maximilien Robespierre, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, and many lesser-known but significant individuals.

451 linear ft.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7906664

Cornell University Library

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Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

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The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobin party. He returned to France in 1800 and was active in French and European politics until he died in 1834. From the description of Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette ...

Daunou, P.-C.-F. (Pierre-Claude-François), 1761-1840.

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Pétion, J. (Jérôme), 1756-1794.

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Malouet, Pierre-Victor, baron, 1740-1814

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French statesman and publicist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Toulon, to M. Charpentier, [no year] Jun. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607660 Epithet: French statesman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000207.0x000005 Pierre-Victor, baron de Malouet (1740-1815) fut tour à tour député à la Constituante, commissaire général de la Marine sous le Consulat, conseiller d’É...

Calonne, M. de (Charles Alexandre de), 1734-1802.

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Mirabeau, Honoré-Gabriel de Riquetti, comte de, 1749-1791

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Honoré Mirabeau was a French politician and orator, a prominent figure in the National Assembly that governed France during the early phases of the French Revolution. From the guide to the Archives Mirabeau., 1771-1920, and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) French Revolution politician. Spent 8 years in prison in his youth, primarily due to lettres de cachet obtained by his father. From the description of Letter, 1780 April...

Brissot de Warville, J.-P. (Jacques-Pierre), 1754-1793

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French journalist and revolutionary. From the description of J.-P. Brissot de Warville notes, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453433 French politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to James Philips, bookseller in London, 1790 Dec. [or Sept.] 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133418 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, "Vendredi," to The Rev. Dr. Williams, [no year, ca. 1783]. (Unknown). World...

Desmoulins, Camille, 1760-1794

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Lecointre, Laurent, -1805

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French politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to the administrators of the département de La Meurthe, 1793 Sept. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270597110 ...

Robespierre, Maximilien, 1758-1794

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Epithet: French politician British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000208.0x0001df French revolutionary; President of the National Convention; instrumental figure in the Reign of Terror. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to an unidentified recipient, 1794 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270482223 French Revolutionist. From the description of Autograph lette...

Mirabeau, vicomte de, 1754-1795

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Bailly, Jean-Sylvain, 1736-1793

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Bailly was a scientist and astronomer who served in the French Revolutionary government and as mayor of Paris before being guillotined. From the description of [Documents] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 156790260 ...

Eprémesnil, M. d' (Jean-Jacques), 1745-1794.

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Sieyès, Emmanuel Joseph, comte, 1748-1836

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French Revolutionary leader. From the description of Autograph note signed and annotated : [Paris], 1791 Apr. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664470 From the description of Letter signed : Paris, to Minister of War, 1799 Aug. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664886 ...

Babeuf, Gracchus, 1760-1797

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French writer and politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Roye, to Mme. Bourdon, 1791 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133655 French Revolution leader, social thinker. From the description of Superbe fête donnée par la Reine aux Thuileries et aux Champs Elisées, 1790 July 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122395513 ...

Lakanal, Joseph, 1762-1845.

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French educator and political figure, Joseph Lakanal was elected deputy to the National Convention during the French Revolution; participated in the trial of Louis XVI and the preparation of the Constitution of 1793; and was instrumental in the establishment of France's national university system. He fled to Louisiana upon the fall of Napoleon and was appointed president of the College of Orleans in Aug. 1822; however he resigned in 1823, discouraged by lack of support. From the desc...

Barère, B. (Bertrand), 1755-1841.

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French lawyer and Revolutionary. From the description of Document signed : Paris, 1794 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270481082 ...

Rabaut, Jean-Paul, 1743-1793

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Durand de Maillane, M. (Pierre Toussaint), 1729-1814

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French lawyer and politician. From the description of Document signed : Paris, addressed to officials of Rhône et Loire, 1795 May 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742503 ...

Necker, Jacques, 1732-1804

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Necker, a Swiss born, Protestant French statesman, was the finance minister of France (1776-1781). Necker played an important role in assisting the American Revolution of 1776, by providing finances for the American cause. From the description of [Letters, 1779-1789] / Necker. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 301351545 ...

Fauchet, Claude, 1744-1793

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Epithet: Président en la Cour de Monnoyes British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000981.0x000057 Clergyman and French revolutionary. From the description of Memorial of Claude Fauchet, 1790. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450204 ...

Hébert, Jacques-René, 1757-1794

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Frnehc journalist and politician; "Père Duchesne." From the description of Letter signed : Paris, to the committee of the section du Louvre, 1793 Feb. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270482656 French journalist and politician; "Père Duchesne." From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to the citizens of the eleventh district, 1793 May 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270471496 ...

Danton, Georges-Jacques, 1759-1794

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French Revolutionary leader. From the description of Receipt signed : Paris, 1791 Jan. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538687 From the description of Document signed : [Paris], to the citizens of France, 1793 Sept. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270536678 ...

Prudhomme, Louis-Marie, 1752-1830

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French author. From the description of Autograph document signed : Paris, 1812 Sept. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270615753 ...

Cérutti, M. (Joseph Antoine Joachim), 1738-1792.

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David, Jacques-Louis, 1748-1825

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French painter. From the description of Letters, 1809-1824. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81459447 From the description of Autograph document signed : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270512301 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Paris?], to M. Dégot[t]i, 1805 Mar. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526455 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Paris?], to an unidentified correspondent, 1808 Jun. ...