Finding Aid for the Collection of Print Material from the French Revolutionary Period, 1787-1806

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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Print Material from the French Revolutionary Period
Date (inclusive): 1787-1806
Collection number: 1515
Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Collection consists of five distinct categories of bound and unbound material related to the French Revolution. See "Series & Subseries" for complete scope and content notes.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Processing History

Three of the five collections (2,3,& 4) contained in collection 1515 had received some form of processing prior to their processing in 2007.
Series 2, "Opinions des membres de la Convention nationale...," was item-level processed at an unspecified date. The type-writer produced index is included as Box 4, Item 8. The items have been catalogued according to the Index. All parenthetical references referring to quantity refer to different readings by the same deputy, they are not indications of duplicate entries.
Series 3, "Collection revolutionnaire," a loose-bound collection, had been examined before 2007. Date indicators were inserted into each of the documents; however, the dates were noted but there was no suggestion that the collection was ever arranged by date, nor did it appear to be the prevoius processors intent to attempt to force the documents into a chronological order. The documents remain in the order that they were discovered, with title (and date and author when possible) provided.
Series 4, "A collection of 151 documents printed by the National Convention," was item level processed. All of the documents contained a designator (such as 1/1, 1/2, IV/1, IV/2) but there was no notation to suggest what information the designators were meant to convey. They may have indicated that a previous processor knew that the documents were originally part of a collection and was ordering them based on their knowledge of that collection. During the processing that occurred in 2007, the final arrangement is based predominately on the order in which they were found. The handful of exceptions to the prior order were based on a sense that the documents would be better placed with other documents in the collection. For example, all arêtés have been placed together, whereas one had previously been placed within a different group of documents.
Series 1, "La Révolution et les colonies," is a hard-bound collection that was catalogued according to volume number. As an additional aid, specific authors, dates, and subject matter are provided when possible and/or relevant.
Series 5, a collection of journals, was catalogued according to journal title and the number of volumes contained in the collection.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Print Material from the French Revolutionary Period (Collection 1515). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964455 

Scope and Content

Collection consists of five distinct categories (organized into series) of bound and unbound material related to the French Revolution. Series 1 is a collection of projects, proposals, reports, letters, and decrees. The documents were mainly printed at the government's request. They are exclusively documents discussing eigtheenth-century French colonialism. Most of the documents were issued either to or from the colonies. The first six volumes are arranged alphabetically by author but not by date. Volumes 7 through 9 appear to follow no specific order, in terms of either author or date. Volume 7 is a collection of legislative, philosophic, political, and social arguments for and against the continuation of a slave-based economy in the colonies. Volume 8, although slavery is present, is overwhelmingly devoted to the cost of running the colonies and trade depots, both in France and abroad. Volume 9 is a compilation of laws on nearly every imaginable aspect of colonialism. Series 2 contains 396 positions, which representatives read before the National Convention either in support of or against the execution of Louis XVI. Series 3 is a large and varied assortment of print material dating to the French revolutionary period (side note: it was originally bound by the Japanese book-binder Yushodo). Series 4 consists of documents that were all printed by the National Convention. In terms of subject matter, the topics range from debates on the best manner to distribute communal goods to the publication of provincial deputies budgets while 'en mission'. Series 5 consists of 98 individual items, processed at the catalog level. 45 issues of "Assemblée nationale et commune de France," 19 issues of "le Journal Universel," 5 issues of "Auditeur national," 26 issues of "Mercure de France," and 1 issue each of the following: "l'Observateur," "le Courrier de Paris," and "le Flambeau."

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Bound 9-volume collection: "La Révolution et les colonies." (1788-1797)
  2. 7-volume collection: "Opinions des membres de la Convention nationale sur la suspension du pouvoir royal." (1792-1793)
  3. Loose-bound 6-volume collection: "Collection révolutionnaire" (1787-1806)
  4. Collection of 151 documents printed on behalf of the National Convention
  5. Collection of 98 French Revolution-era journals (1789-1803).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

France --Politics and government --Sources.
France --History --Revolution, 1789-1799 --Sources.
France --History --Consulate and First Empire, 1799-1815 --Sources.
France --History --Louis XVI, 1774-1793 --Sources.


Container List

 

Series 1. Bound 9-Volume Collection: "La Révolution et les colonies." 1788-1797

Scope and Content Note

A collection of projects, proposals, reports, letters, and decrees. The documents were mainly printed at the government's request. They are exclusively documents discussing eigtheenth-century French colonialism. Most of the documents were issued either to or from the colonies. The first six volumes are arranged alphabetically by author but not by date. Volumes 7 through 9 appear to follow no specific order, in terms of either author or date. Volume 7 is a collection of legislative, philosophic, political, and social arguments for and against the continuation of a slave-based economy in the colonies. Volume 8, although slavery is present, is overwhelmingly devoted to the cost of running the colonies and trade depots, both in France and abroad. Volume 9 is a compilation of laws on nearly every imaginable aspect of colonialism.
Box 1, Folder 1

Volume I: "La Revolution et les colonies," (Ab-Br). 1790? - 1794?

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 book; 20.5x13

Scope and Content Note

This volume contains fifteen seperate documents concerning either commerce, economic growth, subsistence, the care of wounded seamen, or the extension of rights (for or against) to free or enslaved 'noirs'. The following people contributed to the works contained in this volume: Abeille, Barbaroux, Barere, Boussion, and Brulley all wrote one document; Brissot wrote five of the texts, Barnave wrote three of the texts and Begouen wrote two of the works. The documents are mostly platforms to address the above topics as they pertain specifically to St. Domingue, the United States, Martinique, and the Indies. One of the longer documents is a 104-paged letter, written in November 1790 and addressed from Brissot to Barnave, arguing for the application of the constitution to all people living in the colonies.
Box 1, Folder 2

Volume II: "La Revolution et les colonies," (Ca-Cu). 1789 - 1797

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 book; 20.5x13

Scope and Content Note

There are a total of twenty documents in this volume. Works by the following people are contained: Casaux, Claviere, Corbun, and the Comte de Custine all penned one document. Two documents, by the following, are included: Camus, Chaumette, Chilleau, and Clausson. Additionally, Cocherel (Deputy of St. Domingue) and M. de Curt (Deputy of Guadeloupe) are both responsible for four works. The tracts mostly revolve around the economy and administration of St. Domingue, the Americas, Guadeloupe, the Indies, and the Antilles. Within that framework, the authors discuss slavery (for and against), the pros and cons of trading with the independent states in the Americas, the establishment of representative assemblies in the colonies, and the possibility of instituting free-trade between the colonies. Two noteworthy pieces include a summary of the liquidation of La Compagnie des Indes and an assessment of the decline in the amount of flour imported in St. Domingue. Also, Claviere wrote one of the longer tracts; it is a 71-paged treatise on the French-US tobacco trade.
Box 1, Folder 3

Volume III: "La Revolution et les colonies," (De-Go). 1788? - 1794

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 book; 20.5x13

Scope and Content Note

There are twenty-one documents contained in this volume. The following people authored one document: Defermon, Delacroix, Dillon, Du Faure, Dufay, Dupré, Estaing, Fauchet, Fontenay, Gallissonniere, and Gillet. Delattre and Goudard are both responsible for three of the pieces; Dupush and Gouly each wrote two of the texts. The topics addressed in the documents vary considerably; amonst others, the authors address the subjects of slavery, naval organization, how to improve agricultural productivity in the colonies, the benefits of the Swiss preferential trade, tax-system, the taxation of alcohol in the colonies, and the allocation and distribution of emergency relief funds to be sent to the fire devastated colony at Saint Domingue. In terms of geographical focus, the authors of the documents discuss St. Domingue, Guadeloupe, Martinique, the Cape of Good Hope, the United States, and Holland. Three articles appear to be of particular interest: First, Delattre supplies several charts to demonstrate tonnage shipped and received in the U.S., between October 1789 and September 1790. Also included in his lengthy report is the tonnage shipped to and from various international ports as well as all of the French ports; his report is in-depth enough to reveal the number of ships at the ports (permanently or temporarily) and a breakdown of each cargo's country of origination. The figures for international trade are based on data collected in January 1791. Fauchet's "Eloge civique de Benjamin Franklin, July 1790" is included in this volume. Lastly, several Goudard reports discuss the effects of the Revolution on trade; included is a chart comparing the total amount of exports and imports (organized according to the class of the cargo) for the years 1788 and 1789.
Box 1, Folder 4

Volume IV: "La Revolution et les colonies," (Go-La F). 1789 - 1795

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 book; 20.5x13

Scope and Content Note

There are eleven documents in Volume IV. Gouly, Hernoux, Herwyn, Jeudy, Laborie, un Americain, Lacour, and La Forest are each represented with one text; de Gouy is credited with three of the documents. Focusing on St. Domingue, the Indies, and slavery, this small number of proposals and tracts refer to flour shortages, la Compagnie des Indes, the medical threat of eating bad bread, the manner in which Africans 'naturally' adapt to slavery, and commercial competition between France and England.
Box 1, Folder 5

Volume V: "La Revolution et les colonies," (La V-Mil). 1790 - 1797/1798?

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 book; 20.5x13

Scope and Content Note

There are fourteen documents in this volume. La Vaux, Le Grand, Le Vavasseur, Louchat, Lezay, Marec, Martel, Merlet, Meynier, Mignard, and Milly all authored one of the texts; Malouet is responsible for three of the pieces. Malouet (a member of the committees "des finances" and "de la Marine" is credited with several reports and proposals for the reorganization and financing of the navy. The one American author, Milly, provides an argument for the suppression of the Slave-Trade; in his tract, he provides the estimated total of the number of inhabitants (broken down according to 'noirs' and 'blanc') in all of the French colonies. Specific geographic subjects include: St. Domingue, the Antilles, Tabago, Guadeloupe, Marseille (droits de douane), Cayenne, and the American colonies. Subject matter in relation to these colonies, cities, and nations include the problem of imprisonment without just cause, the functioning of colonial assemblies, the American constitutions, the effects of the Revolution on the American colonies, and the deportation (names of deportees are published) of people from the colonies.
Box 1, Folder 6

Volume VI: "La Revolution et les colonies," (Mir-Vill). 1789 - 1797

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 book; 20.5x13

Scope and Content Note

There are thiry-six texts in this volume. Monneron, Moustier, Nairac, Pastoret, Perrée, Pomme, Queslin, Raimond, Reynaud, Roederer, Scellier, Sonthonax, Therou, De Tracy, Verneuil, Vernon (William Henry), Vienot-Vaublanc, and Villaret-Joyeuse are all credited with authoring one document; two pieces are attributed to both Moreau and Mosneron. Mirabeau authored three of the texts, Roussillou penned two texts, and Page (Commissaire de St. Domingue) is responsible for six of the texts. Pomme (l'Americain), concerned with the deportation of refractory priests to Guyanne, provides an analysis of the annual costs of running the establishment, provisioning the deportees, and the building of cells. Other topics addressed are tobacco revenue, Indian imports, the pros and cons of combining the Ministries of 'la Marine' and 'des Colonies', the regulation of the import and export of goods, the pros and cons of representative colonial assemblies, the state of political and commercial relations between France and the United States, and the ongoing unrest in Guadeloupe.
Box 2, Folder 1

Volume VII: "La Révolution et les colonies," (Miscellaneous). 1789 - 1795

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 book; 20.5x13

Scope and Content Note

Authors of the thirty-six documents in this volume include Brissot, Le Grand, Verneuil, and many others writing anonymously or on behalf of committees or assemblies. The documents include letters, decrees, opinions, proposals, and projects addressing issues arising from the slave-based economy of the colonies. Subjects include what rights, if any, should be given to 'les noirs' and abolitionism (including demands for the punishment of abolitionists). Noteworthy in the collection are the pieces titled: "Le Danger de la liberté des nègres" and "Découverte d'une conspiration contre les interest de la France," which includes the names and associates of 99 French men and women belonging to "la Societé des amis des noirs." Among the few texts that do not address slavery, topics include flour exportation, trade and tariff regulations, and commerce in more general terms.
Box 2, Folder 2

Volume VIII: "La Revolution et les colonies," (Miscellaneous). 1788 - 1797

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 book; 20.5x13

Scope and Content Note

The thirty-two documents bound in this volume discuss several subjects. Foremost among the topics are the insurrections at St. Domingue and Martinique. La Compagnie de Sénégal receives some attention. Other issues addressed are tarrifs, justifications for the continuation of a slave-based economy, and the expenses of colonial administration (including a cost sheet for the expenses of all French colonial possessions). One of the longer pieces, a 72-paged treatise written in 1797, argues the positive benefits of introducing slavery into France.
Box 2, Folder 3

Volume IX: "La Revolution et les colonies," (Miscellaneous). 1790 - 1793

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 book; 26x20

Scope and Content Note

Volume 9 of the series contains 49 documents (all but four are royal decrees or laws). As the vast majority of the pieces were issued from the executive, the primary authors of the texts are Louis XVI, the National Assembly, and the National Convention. Topics demanding legislative acts include commerce in India, Reunion, St. Domingue, and Senegal; unrest in Cayenne; the need to provide aid for Acadians and Canadians; using foreign salt to dry fish caught off the coast of the colonies; the administering of colonial justice; colonial representation in the National Convention; the legal suppression of slavery in the colonies; pensions for wounded colonial soldiers. One of the longer documents is a 42-paged law, signed by Louis XVI in 1791, that provides a finely detailed list of all items imported into France and the tariff that will be assigned to them.
 

Series 2. 7-Volume Collection: "Opinions des membres de la Convention nationale sur la suspension du pouvoir royal." 1792-1793

Scope and Content Note

The series contains 396 positions, which representatives read before the National Convention either in support of or against the execution of Louis XVI.
Box 3, Folder 1

Volume I, "Opinions des membres de la Convention nationale sur la suspension du pouvoir royal," [Opinions 1-48]. 1792 - 1793

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 un-bound book; 20.5x13

Scope and Content Note

The opinions of the following deputies, in the order that they appear, are : Introduction (Exposition), Azema, Albouys (x2), Anthoine, Asselin (x3), Audouin, Aubry, Balla, Barrot, Besson, Billaud-Varenne, Boucher de Saint, Briez, Cazeneuve (Casenave), Chales, Chazal, Delbrel, Delecloy, Desmoulins, Fauchet, Garnier, Vadier, Rabaut, Savary, Roux, Robert, Rivaud (Du Vignaud), Perard, Mont-Gilbert, Mercier, Lindet, (Garran de) Coulon, La Haye, Gelin, Bailly, Balland (x2), Baille, Bayle (x2), Bancal, Barbaroux, Barailon (x3).
Box 3, Folder 2

Volume II, "Opinions des membres de la Convention nationale sur la suspension du pouvoir royal," [Opinions 49-93]. 1792 - 1793

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 un-bound book; 20.5x13

Scope and Content Note

The opinions of the following deputies, in the order that they appear, are : Baudin, Barailon, Bodin, Baudin, Barere, Baudot, Beauvais (x2), Becker, Beffroy, Bergoeing, Bellegarde, Bernard, Berlier, Bertrand, Besson, Bertucat, Bezard (x3), Brival, Birotteau, Brissot, Bo, Bodin, Boilleau, Boissy, Boisset, Bordas, Bourbotte, Bouchereau, Bourgeois, Bouquier, Boussion, Bonnesoeur-Bourginière, Bourdon (x2), Blutel (x2), Brunel, Buzot, Bonnesoeur-Bourginière
Box 3, Folder 3

Volume III, "Opinions des membres de la Convention nationale sur la suspension du pouvoir royal," [Opinions 94-134bis]. 1792 - 1793

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 un-bound book; 20.5x13

Scope and Content Note

The opinions of the following deputies, in the order that they appear, are: Cadroy, Camus, Cambceres, Cales, Desmoulins, Cappin, Carra (x2), Chaillon, Cassanyes, Cavaignac, Chasset, Chenier, Chevalier, Chaillon, Cledel, Coren-Fustier, Creuze LaTouche, Camus, Corbel, Carra, Cloots, Colaud-la-Salcette, Condorcet (x2), Conte (x2), Couhey, Couthon, le Carpentier, DeVerité, Dandenac le Jeune, Dartigoyte (x3), Daunou (x3), de Bry, DeBourges, Dechézeaux.
Box 3, Folder 4

Volume IV, "Opinions des membres de la Convention nationale sur la suspension du pouvoir royal," [Opinions 135-188]. 1792 - 1793

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 un-bound book; 20.5x13

Scope and Content Note

La Tour, Delcher, Delbrel, Delemarre, de la Planche, Delecloy, Deleyre (x2), Desacy, Descamps, Duboe, Dubois de Crance, Dubignon (x2), Ducos (x3), Duchastel (x2), Dufriche Valaze (x2), Dugue-d'Asse (x2), Dulaure, (Louis-Philippe) Dumont, (Andre) Dumont, Dupont, Durand-Maillane, Dusaulx, Durand-Maillane, Drouet, Duval, Dubois, Engerrand, Enlart, (PH.-Fr.)Fabre-Eglantine, (Claude) Fabre, Faure (x3), Fayan, Feraud, Ferroux, Fockedey, Fouche, Fourmy, Francois, Gamon (x2), Finot, Gaudin, Gaston, Garilhe.
Box 3, Folder 5a-b

"Opinions des membres de la Convention nationale sur la suspension du pouvoir royal," [Opinions (a)189-209; (b)210-251]. 1792 - 1793

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 un-bound book; 20.5x13

Scope and Content Note

5a; The opinions of the following deputies, in the order that they appear, are: Gleizal, Gensonne, Gertoux, Gregoire, Girard (x2), Girault, Girot, Guadet, Guiot, Kersaint (x2), Guiter (x2), Guyton Morveau, Guyomar, Guffroy (x3), Guillermin, Harmand. 5b; The opinions of the following deputies, in the order that they appear, are: Hentz (x2), Jary, Ichon, Jouenne-Longchamp, Jourdan, Jullien (x2), Izoard, LaBoissière (x2), Lacombe-Saint Michel, LaCoste, Lafon, Lakanal, Lambert (x3), LaVicomterie de Saint Sanson (x2), LeCarpentier, LeBreton, LeClerc (x2), LeJeune, LeMarechal, LeQuinio de Kerblay(x2), LeCointre, LeCointe-Puyraveau (x2), LePeletier de Saint Fargeau, LeSterpt-Beauvais, Loiseau, Louchet (x2), Lozeau, (Jean-Baptiste) Louvet, (Pierre-Florent) Louvet (x2), Lanjuinais, Lindet.
Box 4, Folder 1a-b

"Opinions des membres de la Convention nationale sur la suspension du pouvoir royal," [Opinions (a)252-280; (b)281-318]. 1792 - 1793

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 un-bound book; 20.5x13

Scope and Content Note

1a; The opinions of the following deputies, in the order that they appear, are: Manuel, Mailhe, Marat (x2), Marec (x2), Marey, Massieu, Masuyer, Maure, Mazade (x2), Meaulle (x2), Mellinet, Mennesson (x2), Merlin, Meynard (x2), Michet, Milhaud, Mollevaut, Monmayou, Moreau, Morisson (x3), Merlin. 1b; The opinions of the following deputies, in the order that they appear, are: Neveu, Nioche, Oudot, Nioche (x2), Osselin (x2), Oudot, Paganel, Pemartin, Paganel, Pillissier, Pemartin, Peniers, Pemartin, Pepin, Personne, Petit-Jean, Petit (x2), Petion (de Villeneuve), Petion, Philippeaux, Pinet, Ressavin, Pointe (x2), Pons, Quinette, Poullain-Grandprey (x2), Poultier (x2), Prieur, Prost (x2), Portiez, Pottier.
Box 4, Folder 2a-b

"Opinions des membres de la Convention nationale sur la suspension du pouvoir royal," [Opinions (a)319-350; (b)351-381]. 1792 - 1793

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 un-bound book; 20.5x13

Scope and Content Note

2a; The opinions of the following deputies, in the order that they appear, are: Prunelle (x2), Porcher-Lissaunay, Quinette (x3), Rabaut, Raffron, Ramel Nogaret, Rameau, la Reveillère-LePaux (x2), Reynaud, Ribet, Ricord (x2), Riffard St. Martin, (Maximilien) Robespierre (x2), (A.B.J.) Robespierre, Robert (x3), Roussel, Rouzet (x3), Roy, Rudel, Saint-Andre (x2), Saint-Just. 2b; The opinions of the following deputies, in the order that they appear, are: Saint-Just, Salle (x2), Salmon, St. Martin, Saurine, Savary, Seguin, Sergent-Marceau (x2), Serre, Soulignac, Tallien, Seconds, Sevestre, Thibault, Thibaudeau (x2), Thirion, Thomas (x2), Tocquot, Thuriot, Turreau (x2), Vadier, Vergniaud, Guillermin, Vermon, Viennet, Viquy, Wandelaincourt, ?, Vernier.
Box 4, Folder 3

Detailed and annotated index for "Opinions des membres de la Convention nationale sur la suspension du pouvoir royal." 20th century

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 1 un-bound book; 24x15

Scope and Content Note

The index appears to be the work of multiple individuals, who previously attempted to process this collection. It was clearly begun by a single individual but was then later completed and annotated by several other archivists.
 

Series 3. Loose-Bound 6-Volume Collection: "Collection révolutionnaire". 1787-1806

Scope and Content Note

This collection, originally bound by the Japanese book-binder Yushodo, is a large and varied assortment of print material dating to the French revolutionary period.
Box 5, Folder 1

"Collection révolutionnaire." 1787-1793

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 22.5x14

Scope and Content Note

1. Societe populaire de Besancon, petition to build an horlogerie. 2. Reponse du roi, a la Deputation du Parlement de Paris, le 26 Sept. 3. C. L. Masuyer, "Discours" on the condition of French citizens (11 June, 1793). 4. "Memoire des princes, presente au Roi" (1789). 5. "Instruction sur les moyens de conserver les moissons dans les annees pluvieuses." 6. Target, "Levee des scellés." 7. Mirabeau, "Les quatres repos." 8. "La Moutarde apres-diner." 9. "La tasse du cafe sans sucre." 10. "Instruction de l'agent national de la comptabilité, aux Procureurs-syndics." 11. Robespierre, "Discours" (7 Prairéal, An II). 12. Louis-Emmanuel, "Voyage aux Etats-generaux." 13. "Les pourquoi du Peuple a ses Representans, a leur retour de l'assemblee Nationale." 14. "Opinion de M. Kornmann." 15. "Il est tems ou Parallele des operations des anciens ministres." 16. Bailleul, response to Briot. 17. Vicar Tolin, "Grande reforme a faire dans le clerge constitutionnel." 18. "Supplications du Parlement au Roi, au sujet de l'exil de M. le Duc d'Orleans." 19. A collection of 10 Discourses from 1788.
Box 5, Folder 2

"Collection révolutionnaire." 1789-1803?

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 22.5x14

Scope and Content Note

1. "Reflexions sur ce qui a ete fait et sur ce qui reste a faire," (1789). 2. "Tableau des Eveques constitutionnels de France," (1791-1801). 3. C. J. B. Lomont "A ses collegues)." 4. "Lettres de la Comtesse de*** au Chevalier de***." 5. Mirabeau, "Plan de Division du Royaume et Reglement pour son organisation." 6. Lettre de M. de Mirabeau l'Ainé. 7. "Le Dernier cri du monstre, conte indien." 8. Santerre, "Rapport relativement a l'affaire de Vincennes." 9. Servan, "Adresse aux amis de la paix." 10. Baralere, "Rappellez vos collegues." 11. "Lettre de*** a un de ses amis," (1803). 12. "Piece trouvee a Venise, dans le porte-feuille de D'Antraigues, et ecrite entierement de sa main." "Declarations de Dunant." "Deuxieme declaration de Dunant." 13. "Le Reveil." 14. M. du Tour "Fin tragique de Louis XVI, poeme en trois chants."
Box 5, Folder 3

"Collection révolutionnaire." 1789-1806?

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 22.5x14

Scope and Content Note

1. "Lettre de M.*** a M. L'Abbe***." 2. Nadrelaxe, "Sommes-nous libre..." 3. "Instruction sur les nouvelles mesures," (1805). 4. "Examen des difficultes qu'on oppose a la promesse de fidelité a la constitution," (1800). 5. "Compte rendu a l'Assemblee national (April, 1792)." 6. "Avis aux Citoyens francois," (1790). 7. Linguet, "Seroit-il trop tard? Aux trois ordres," (1789). 8. Choudieu, "Au Peuple souverain." 9. Bonaparte, Maret, & Portalis, "Convention entre le gouvernement francais et le Pape Pie VII." 10. "Discours funebre a la memoire de Michel LePelletier." 11. "Le Deo Gratias." 12. "Correspondance de M. C*** et M. le Comte de Mirabeau." 13. "Reponse a la Correspondance de M. C*** et le Comte de Mirabeau," (1789).
Box 6, Folder 1

"Collection révolutionnaire." 1788-1806

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 22.5x14

Scope and Content Note

1. "Les forfaits ou la chute des factieux," (1791). 2. Barentin, "Memoire pour M. Barentin." 3. "La journée des dupes, piece tragi-politi-comique..." 4. "A tous les Energumènes du Diocèse de Paris." 5. Gregoire, "Rapport sur la necessité & les moyens d'aneantir le patois." 6. Gregoire, "Rapport sur le vandalisme." 7. Gregoire, "Second Rapport sur le vandalisme." 8. Gregoire, "Troisieme rapport sur le vandalisme." 9. LaRouchefoucault, "Aux directoires de departemens, sur le mode d'evaluation des droits casuels." 10. "Reponse de M. Montesquiou a M. Mirabeau l'Ainé sur la fabrication des Assignats." 11. Delacroix, "Traite de paix conclue entre la Republique francaise et le Roi de Sardaigne." 12. "Intrigues des satellites du gouvernement autrichien, pour se saisir de la personne de M. Henri Van Der Noot." 13. "Sur les prevenus d'emigration, ou instruction pour leur defense." 14. LaSalle, "Sur l'arrêté des consuls du 24 Thermidor, Relatif aux Bois des prevenus d'emigration." 15. P.F.L., "Examen politique sur les emigres..." 16. Louis XVI, "Note envoyée par le Roi a MM. les Notables."
Box 6, Folder 2

"Collection révolutionnaire." 1789-1806

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 22.5x14

Scope and Content Note

1. "Deliberation des citoyens de la ville de Grenoble," (July 1789). 2. "Recit de ce qui s'est passé a l'assemblee tenue a Chalon-sur-Saone," (May 1789) 3. "Constitution de la Republique francaise, proposee au peuple francais par la Convention nationale." 4. Freteau, "Rapport sur la situation du Royaume," (June 1791). 5. Dauphiné, "Entendons-nous ou Avis au Tiers Etat." 6. Necker, "Memoire du Premier Ministre des Finances, 6 Mars 1790." 7. "Instruction d'un curé du Diocese d'Autun, a ses paroissiens a l'occasion du serment civique," (January 1791). 8. Breard, "Opinion... sur la situation actuelle des armees de la Republique..." 9. DuJardin, "Eloge funebre de Mirabeau," (April 1791). 10. "Lettre de M. Guillaume Thomas Raynal a S.M. Louis XVI." 11. "Tres-humbles et tres-respecteuses remontrances qu'adressent au roi..., les gens tenant sa cour de Parlement a Dijon," (1789). 12. De Delley d'Agier, "Rapport fait pour l'alienation des biens domaniaux et ecclesiastiques, sur les ventes de ces biens." 13. "Extrait du rapport sur la convocation de la premiere legislature," (1791). 14. "Adresse des citoyens de la commune de Macon a la Convention nationale." 15. Discours prononce par le Prefet du departement de Saone et Loire," (1806). 16. "Les douze representans du Peuple, detenus a Port-Libre, a leurs collegues siégeans a la Convention nationale, et a tous les Citoyens francais." 17. Michel-Edme Petit, "Le Proces des 31 mai, 1er et 2 juin, ou La Defense des 71 representans du Peuple." 18. "Reflexions sur les Inconvenients de la nouvelle Ordonnance concernant l'Administration de la justice." 19. "Proces-Verbaux des signes caracteristiques auxquels on peut reconnaitre la falsification d'Assignats de 300 et de 200 livres, de la Creation des 19 juin et 12 septembre 1791."
Box 6, Folder 3

"Collection révolutionnaire." 1787-1816

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 22.5x14

Scope and Content Note

1. Pasteur, "Robespierre aux freres et amis et Camille-Jordan aux fils legitimes de la Monarchie et de l'Eglise." 2. Duplicate of the above. 3. Abbe LaMourette, "Dialogue sur les affaires du temps, entre Ariste, Cleante, et Eugene. OU, Histoire des variations." 4. "Fevrier 1787, Aux Chambres Assemblees." 5. "Denonciation... des crimes commis par les representans du peuple Leonard Bourdon et Pioche-Fer Bernard, pendant leur mission dans le departement de la Cote-d'Or," (1795). 6. "Le Purgatoire aneanti, ou dernier courrier du petit enfer politique." 7. "Notice sur la conspiration de l'an V." 8. "Avis au public," (An 7). 9. "Les trois rois ou le Partage du gateau," (1790). 10. "Reponse de Fauche-Borel a M. Riffé." 11. "De la Forme de deliberer, discours celebre de Charlemagne," (1789). 12. "Le d'Emission du Bourreau de Paris." 13. M. L...C...D...S...S..., "Tu l'as voulu, George-Dandin, ou Apostrophe aux trois Classes ennemies de l'Etat: avec un avis au peuple," (1790). 14. "Affaire de M. Le Chevalier de Laizer." 15. "Lettre du Roi a l'Assemblee nationale constituante." 16. "Proces-verbaux de l'Assemblee nationale, contenant les articles qu'elle a adoptes de la declaration des Droits de l'Homme & du Citoyen, & ceux pour la Constitution & l'Organisation du Pouvoir Legislatif." 17. "Louis XIV a Saint-Cloud, au Chevet de Louis XVI, Dialogue." 18. "Louis XIV trouvant Louis XVI dans son cabinet, un verre de barbade a la main, second dialogue." 19. "Lettre d'un citoyen a M. le Comte de ***, sur la conduite du Ministre principal, sur l'Arret du Consel du 5 juillet 1788, & sur l'autorite des Etats Generaux." 20. Baralere, "Apotheose des Jacobins, suite de la Fete du 2 pluviose." 21. "Tres-humbles et Tres-respecteuse Remontrances de l'ombre de Montesquieu au Roi," (1788). 22. Guibert?, "Projet de discours d'un citoyen, aux trois ordres de l'Assemblee de Berry," (1789). 23. "Suite de l'avis des bons normands, dediee aux assemblies des bailliages, sur la redaction du Cahier des Pouvoirs & Instructions," (Feb. 1789) 24. "Seance royale du mardi 23 juin 1789. Discours, declaration & intentions du Roi, Arrêtés & Protestations de l'Assemblee nationale." 25. "Second Arrêté du Parlement, du treize juillet 1787."
 

Series 4. A Collection of 151 Documents Printed on Behalf of the National Convention.

Scope and Content Note

The documents contained in this series were all printed by the National Convention. In terms of subject matter, the topics discussed range from debates on the best manner to distribute communal goods to the publication of provincial deputies budgets while 'en mission'.
Box 7, Folder 1

Bulletins des lois. August 1793-October 1795

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 7 pamphlets; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

7 "Bulletin des lois," issued by the National Convention. Edition numbers are:60,85,96,103,141,154,198.
Box 7, Folder 2

Bulletins and Supplements aux Bulletins de la Convention nationale. March-June 1795

Physical Description: 8 pamphlets; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

4 "Bulletin de la Convention national" and 4 "Supplement au Bulletin de la Convention nationale." Bulletin edition numbers are: 3,4,13,15; the date span is March-June, 1795. Supplement edition numbers are: 3bis,8bis,26bis,29bis; the date span is March-June, 1795..
Box 7, Folder 3

Convention nationale. DECRETS. May 1793 - October 1795.

Physical Description: 21 pamphlets; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

A collection of 20 décrets that the Convention nationale published between May 1793 and 25/26 October 1795. Also included is a "Table Chronologique des declarations et decrets pendant le mois Ventose, an III," bringing the total number of documents in this folder to 20. The numbered editions of the decree pamphlets are: 214, 372,715,739,749,767,773,780,882,919,985,986,990,1035,1045,1053,1054,1068,1076, and 1115 bis.
Box 7, Folder 4

Arretes des comités de La Convention nationale. September 1794 - May 1795

Physical Description: 4 pamphlets; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

A collection of 4 pamphlets of Arrêtés that the Convention nationale published between September 1794 and May 1795. The edition numbers of 3 Arrêtés that the Comité de Salut public issued are: 4,29, and 82. The pamphlet of Arrêtés that the Comité de Législation formulated is edition number 60. 60
Box 7, Folder 5

Collection of 'Comte Rendu' from representatives 'en mission' to the National Convention. February 1794 - October/November 1795

Physical Description: 7 pamphlets; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

A collection of 7 'comtes rendus' concerning expenditures from deputies Noel Pointe-d'Armeville, Alexandre Ysabeau et Etienne Neveu, Ch. Delacroix, Francois (de la Sarthe), Hyacinthe Richaud, Blaux, and l'Official.
Box 7, Folder 6

Collection of 'Rapports' from committees established during the Revolution to the National Convention. 1793-1795

Physical Description: 16 pamphlets; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

This folder includes 6 reports presented by the Comité de Salut public, 1 report, 1 decree, and 1 project from the Comité de la Guerre, and 1 report from each of the following committees: Défense générale, Militaire, and Remontes. Four large pamphlets were co-penned by two or more of the above-mentioned committees. Most of the reports concern equipping, paying, nourishing, and hospitalizing soldiers.
Box 7, Folder 7

A variety of texts addressing the assassination of deputies and the probability of a conspiratorial faction in the National Convention. 1794-1795

Physical Description: 15 pamphlets; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

The subject matter of the 15 pamphlets contained in this folder include accusations and defensive statements regarding the conspiracy "dans le sein de la Convention.'
Box 8, Folder 1

A variety of war-related texts written to the National Convention. 1793-1794

Physical Description: 14 pamphlets; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

The 14 pamphlets contained in this folder include Reports, Opinions, Letters, Addresses, and Responses on all matters warfare.
Box 8, Folder 2

A variety of texts written about France's economic situtation. 1790-1795

Physical Description: 19 pamphlets; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

The 19 pamphlets contained in this folder include Reports, Opinions, Letters, Addresses, and Responses on all matters pertaining to France's finances.
Box 8, Folder 3

A variety of texts written about France's Constitution de l'an III. 1790-1795

Physical Description: 18 pamphlets; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

The 18 pamphlets contained in this folder include Reports, Opinions, Letters, Addresses, and Responses on all matters pertaining to France's Constitution de l'an III.
Box 8, Folder 4

A variety of texts written about the Convention's 'loi du 17 nivose, an II,' regarding inheritance. 1793-1794

Physical Description: 6 pamphlets; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

The 6 pamphlets contained in this folder include Reports, Opinions, Letters, Addresses, and Responses to the Convention's 'loi du 17 nivose, an II.'
Box 8, Folder 5

Four texts addressing various questions and concerns about the clergy ?1795/96

Physical Description: 4 pamphlets; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

The 6 pamphlets contained in this folder include a Report, an Opinion, an Address, and a Motion regarding the clergy.
Box 8, Folder 6

Two texts presenting proposals for national education. unknown

Physical Description: 2 pamphlets; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

One of the pamphlets is a demonstration that the method used in the teaching of poetry is applicable to any discipline. The other document is a thorough plan to overhaul the education of France's youths.
Box 8, Folder 7

Tracts on diverse aspects of productivity, from increasing agricultural yield to caring for blinded workers.

Physical Description: 4 pamphlets; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

Four pamphlets addressing various methods to improve the quantity of produced goods and the quality of producers lives as well as how to legislate the distribution of goods produced on communal property.
Box 8, Folder 8

Miscellaneous documents published on behalf of the National Convention. ?1793-1794

Physical Description: 7 pamphlets; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

The seven pamphlets contained in this folder are: a "Rapport et Projet de Décret," a "Projet de Décret présenté su nom du Comité diplomatique," a "Pétition des habitans de Gand a la Convention nationale," an "Extrait du Procés-verbal tenu par les Représentans du peuple Francais dans le département de l'Aveyon, Relatif a Charrier, chef des rebelles du département de la Lozère," a "Procés-verbal de la Convention nationale, Seance du Septidi 17 Brumaire, & etrait de celui de la Seance du 20 du même moi, l'an deuxieme de la Republique Francaise une & indivisible," a "Procés sans exemple," and an "Adresse de la Section de l'Homme-Armé a la Convention nationale."
 

Series 5. Collection of 98 French Revolution-era Journals 1789-1803

Scope and Content Note

98 individual items, processed at the catalog level. 45 issues of "Assemblee nationale et commune de France," 19 issues of "le Journal Universel," 5 issues of Auditeur national," 26 issues of "Mercure de France," and 1 issue each of the following: "l'Observateur," "le Courrier de Paris," and "le Flambeau."
Box 9, Folder 1

"Assemblée nationale et commune de France" 10 Sept. 1789 - 9 Aug. 1790

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 45 journal issues; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

45 issues of the aforementioned journal.
Box 9, Folder 2

Miscellaneous journal titles. Oct. 1789 - 20 Feb. 1793?

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 3 journal issues; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

1 issue each of: l'Observateur (24 Oct. 1789); Le Courrier de Paris (7 March, 1790); Le Flambeau (20 Feb, 1793?)
Box 9, Folder 3

"Journal Universel" 11 Jan. 1790 - 25 June 1792

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 19 journal issues; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

19 issues of the aforementioned journal.
Box 9, Folder 4

"Auditeur national" Feb.- April, 1794

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 5 journal issues; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

5 issues of the aforementioned journal.
Box 9, Folder 5

"Mercure de France" Feb. - July, 1803

Language of Material: French
Physical Description: 26 journal issues; 21.5x13.5

Scope and Content Note

26 issues of the aforementioned journal.