Frank W. Tober collection of French Revolutionary-era song sheets and pamphlets
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Frank W. Tober was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1919. As a youth, he was an avid reader who enjoyed history and literature, but he was particularly interested in the sciences. Following his graduation from high school in 1937, he enrolled at Michigan Technological University where he earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1941. He subsequently received a master's degree in chemical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1941 and a doctorate in physical chemistry from Yale University in 1948. Frank went on to have a long, successful career as a chemist with the Du Pont Company.
Dr. Tober maintained a wide range of book collecting interests including the history of printing and publishing, the history of papermaking and the manufacture of paper, the era of Napoleon and the French Revolution, and contemporary fine printing and the book arts. But the cornerstone of Dr. Tober's personal library was his collection on literary forgery. Frank Tober assembled a fascinating collection of examples of forgeries from all periods.
Dr. Tober bequeathed his collection to the University of Delaware Library following his death on June 24, 1995. The Frank W. Tober Collection is comprised of nearly four thousand books and periodicals, hundreds of manuscripts and papers, and a variety of other materials, including artwork and ephemera.
This portion of the Tober collection comprises song sheets and pamphlets relating to the political situation in France during the late 1780s and 1790s.
Box 1: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes (1 inch)
Gift of Frank W. Tober, 1995.
Processed by Sean Barnes and Laura Cochrane, November 2002-2003. Additional encoding and translations by John Caldwell, November 2019.
- University of Delaware Library Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
- Finding Aid Date
- 2019 November 18
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
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Item number 1.
Paris: De l'Imprimerie des 86 départements et de la Société aux Jacobins [Paris: Printed by the 86 départements and the Jacobin Society of the Jacobins]
Item number 2.
Paris: De l'Imprimerie de Boulard, rue Neuve, St.-Roch, No. 156 [Paris: Boulard press]
Item number 3.
Item number 4.
De l'Imprimerie de LION, Imprimerie de la Section du Panthéon-Français, à la Société des Trois Amis, rue St.-Jacques, No. 61. [Lyon: Printed by the French Pantheon section of the Three Friends Society]
Item number 5.
Par le citoyen Lebrun [By citizen Ponce Denis Ecouchard Lebrun]).
Paris: De l'Imprimerie de la Commission de l'instruction publique [Paris: Commission for Pulbic Instruction]
Item number 6.
Par un citoyen de la section de Mutius-Scœvola [By a citizen from a branch of the Mutius-Scœvola Society].
Item number 7.
Par M. G***, Patriote de la Savoie. [By M.G***, patriot from Savoie.]
Paris: De l'Imprimerie de COURET, rue Christine, no. 2 [Paris: Couret press]
Item number 8.
Paris: De l'Imprimerie de BROSSELARD, Quai ci-devant Conti, no 1875. [Paris: Brosselard press]
Item number 9.
De l'Imprimerie de la rue Fiacre, no. 2. [Fiacre street press]
Item number 10.
Typ. F. BECQUART,à St-Pol, rue de Bèthune. [Typeset/printed by F. Becquart of St. Pol]
The Fête de la Fédération was a nationwide celebration of the French Revolution, held on the one year anniversary of the storming of the Bastille (July 14, 1789). This event is the forerunner of the current Bastille Day. The pamphlet recounts the speeches and activities in Saint-Pol.
Item number 11.
A political satire. Written by the authors ofLa Prise des Annonciades, another political satire written by the Marquie de Bonnay.
Item number 12.
Paris: Imprimé aux depens des dames de la place Maubert, de l'imprimerie de N.H. Nyon [Paris: Printed at the expense of the women of place Maubert. Printed by N.H. Nyon.]
A satirical dialogue between two people at the market.
Item number 13.
De l'Imprimerie de QUILLAU. [Printed by Quillau]
Newspaper printed for Mondy, November 16, 1789, including weather information from Saturday, November 14, updates on legislative activities by the National Assembly and the local government, advertisements, and notices.
Item number 14.
Item number 15.
NEVERS: de l'Imprimerie de J. Lefebvre aîné, Imprimeur du département proche l'Horloge. An 2eme de la République. [Nevers: J. Lefebvre the elder, printer for the département, near the clock. Year two of the Republic.]
Item number 16.
Petition to the National Assembly to overturn the ruling made against Nicolas Dufrense regarding a property dispute.
Item number 17.
Signed by Lailaigne, président [Presidnet of the governing council for the département]
Chamberly, chez Gorrin, père et fils Imprimeurs du Département [Chamberly: Gorrin (father and son), printers for the départment]
Circular from the office of execution of the laws and administration, discussing the application of numerous laws regarding religious practice.
Item number 18.
À Paris, de l'imprimerie Nationale. [Paris: National press]
Item number 19.
A motion proposing that all useful metals and material be collected and used to make weapons and other materials for war and defense.
Item number 20.
Motion to take actions agaisnt disloyal citizens of the Republic in Haut-Rhin.
Item number 21.
Marie-Joseph Chénier, Député du Département de Siene-et-Oise [Deputy of the Départment Siene-et-Oise].
Imprimé et envoyé aux quarte-vingt-six Départements et aux armées, par ordre de la Convention. À Troyes, de l'imprimerie d'ANDRE, Imprimeur du Département de l'Aube. [Printed and sent to [all] 86 dDépartements and armies, by order of the Convention. Troyes: Andre press, printer in the Département of Aube].
Decree naming Bretèche the head of the French Army.
Item number 22.
De l'Imprimerie du Patriote Français, rue Favart, no. 5 [Printed by the Patriotic French press]
An accounting of money owed by the French government to the city of Nuremberg. Includes information about agreements to provide arms during the Seven Years War in Germany.
Item number 23.
List of greviences presented to the King by the nobles of Toulouse.
Item number 24.
De L'Imprimerie de L. Jorry, Librarie-Imprimerie de Monseigneur LE DAUPHIN & des Enfants de France, rue de la Huchette, 1790. [Printed by L. Jorry, Mr. le Dauphin and the Children of France bookstore and printer.]
Speech announcing the terimantion of the head of poice in Provence and the reasons for this dismissal.
Item number 25.
A discussion of trade and commerce. Includes an opinion piece written by P.J. Nicodeme.
Item number 26.
À MENDE, chez Kocher et Prost, Imprimeurs du Département de la Lozère, l'an second de la République Françoise [Mende: Kocher and Prost. Pritned in the département of Lozère in the second year of the French Republic]
Report and transcript of an interrogation.