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- Bord, Gustave, 1852-
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Gustave Bord Collection of French Historical Material
- Manuscripts Division
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- 12 boxes
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- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-13
Gustave Bord was a French historian. The collection consists of correspondence, documents, legal papers, notebooks, and notes relating to French history, particularly the French Revolution, collected by Bord.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of correspondence, documents, legal papers, notebooks, and notes relating to French history, particularly the French Revolution, collected by Bord. The collection includes papers, 1626-1877 (but chiefly from the era of the French Revolution and Napoleon), relating to the Bord family in the French town of Bourges and in the district of La Châtre, Départment de l'Indre; letters, 1761-1790, to Paporet de Maxilly, secretary to Louis XVI, pertaining to the fiscal and judicial administration, chiefly in the 1770s and 80s, of landed estates in Aubusson, Guéret, and other places in the Départment de Creuse; notes on emigration probably taken by Henri Forneron (1834-1886) while researching his HISTOIRE GÉNÉRALE DES ÉMIGRES PENDANT LA RÉVOLUTION FRANÇAISE; 19th-century notes for a French dictionary and notes for a glossary of names with etymological information; and a notebook of dictionary entries with comments on usage. In addition, there are six volumes of notes and three scrapbooks on the French Revolution, and manuscript volumes entitled "Un émeute à Saint-Nazaire en 1791", "Législation des grains", "Histoire de l'épiscopat française, 1789-1804", and "Documents communiqués le 15 décembre 1853 par Mr. Goré, archiviste".
Loose manuscripts are arranged alphabetically under these topics, "Bord Family", "French Dictionary", "Forneron, Henri", "Paporet de Maxilly, Antoine" (correspondence in chronological order). Bound manuscripts are boxed and arranged alphabetically by author.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Gustave Bord was a French historian.
Collected by Bord. 3 Letters transferred from P.U.L. open stacks.
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No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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Gustave Bord Collection of French Historical Material; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Bishops -- France -- History -- 18th century.
French language -- Dictionaries.
French language -- Etymology.
Riots -- France -- Saint-Nazaire -- 18th century.
- Genre Terms:
- Forneron, H. (Henri), 1834-1886
Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793
Paporet de Maxilly, Antoine,seigneur de Maxilly, 1726-1789
- France -- History -- Louis XVI, 1774-1793 -- Sources.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Sources.
France -- Emigration and immigration.
Aubusson (France) -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Bourges (France) -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Guéret (France) -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
La Châtre (Indre, France) -- History, Local -- 18th century -- Sources.