Contents and Arrangement

French Revolutionary verse, 5 pieces. Removed from collection of 600 pamphlets on French Revolution, 1792-1815

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Collection Overview

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 The manuscripts Include a signed copy of "Hymne pour la Fédération Française en 1792", in verse, which is an unpublished variant of Chénier's "Chant du 14 Juillet, 1790."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

Collection History



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.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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.

Credit this material:

French Revolutionary verse, 5 pieces. Removed from collection of 600 pamphlets on French Revolution; French Revolution Collection, C1062, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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