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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
French Revolution Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of selected correspondence, manuscripts, and documents from the time of the French Revolution.

Collection Description & Creator Information


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 The manuscripts Include a signed copy of "Hymne pour la Fédération Française en 1792", in verse, which is an unpublished variant of Chénier's "Chant du 14 Juillet, 1790."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.

Collection History


The Camille Desmoulins manuscript was a gift of S. W. Jackson in 1956. Various AM.

Custodial History

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.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Finding aid written by James Flannery on February 17, 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

Credit this material:

French Revolution Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
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Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1