Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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The collection consists of selected correspondence, manuscripts, and documents from the time of the French Revolution. Correspondents include A. M. Marron, Gilbert Romme, and other French officials, such as the minister of public safety, the minister of justice, the minister of weights and measures, and the minister of public works. The documents include arrest warrants, paper currency, bills, receipts, certificates of citizenship, and accounts. The manuscripts Include a signed copy of "Hymne pour la Fédération Française en 1792", in verse, which is an unpublished variant of Chénier's "Chant du 14 Juillet, 1790." Also included is an English copy of a French narrative of the treatment experiences by the French deporté transported from Rochefort to Cayenne, dated Sept. 30, 1798. The collection also includes an incomplete, original, holograph manuscript in the hand of the French Revolutionary journalist and pamphleteer Camille Desmoulins, written for one of his celebrated periodicals, the " Revolutions de France et de Brabant or the Vieux Cordelier. The document refers to one of the most significant events of the early period of the Revolution, the assembly at the Champ de Mars, which took place on July 14, 1790.
Arranged by accession number.
The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.
The Camille Desmoulins manuscript was a gift of S. W. Jackson in 1956. Various AM.
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Finding aid written by James Flannery on February 17, 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2012.
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