Ben Grauer Collection On French Political, Legal, Economic, And Social History,1582-1930.
Collection Number: 4636
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Ben Grauer collection on French political, legal, economic, and social history, 1582-1930.
1.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Documents, manuscripts, letters, chapbooks, engravings, photographs, drawings, offprints, and clippings.
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Documents, manuscripts, letters, chapbooks, engravings, photographs, drawings, offprints, and clippings providing detailed documentation of French political, legal, economic, and social history from the 16th to early 20th century, especially focussing on local government administration and civil law from ca. 1790-1810.
Collection material in English
Documents, manuscripts, letters, chapbooks, engravings, photographs, drawings, offprints, and clippings providing detailed documentation of French political, legal, economic, and social history from the 16th to early 20th century, especially focussing on local government administration and civil law from ca. 1790-1810. Documents include many on the administration of the Département du Nord and the departments of the Gironde and Isère in the 1790's, including certificates of baptism and other documents on questions of residence, and documents on the identification and arrest of emigrés from France. Also included are many legal documents ranging from 1629-1810, including opinions and verdicts in civil lawsuits; documents on issues of inheritance and succession; 18th-century marriage contracts and divorce papers; deeds to houses and land titles; and powers of attorney. Other documents include a military discharge dated 1582, military service and pension records, and other documents concerning the French army from 1710-1815.
Also included are census data for Albania and Dalmatia for 1781; correspondence of various French government officials, from the 1870's and early 20th century; detailed work contracts for repairs and rebuilding of a chateau in 1803, signed by carpenter Jean Baptiste Echeuvin and by Jean Pierre Fluchaire; the autograph text of an address to the king by Monseigneur Leveque on behalf of France's bishops in 1735; a chapbook quoting extensively from Voltaire, especially on the subject of women and on Christianity; a book-length manuscript on the Jesuits, written after 1810; manuscript essays on the relationship of church and state, apparently dating from the 18th century; a genealogy of the family Le Brun de Rabot, dated 1826; letters of recommendation for students seeking admission to a school, by Marc-Antoine Jullien; an essay criticizing the Gazette de France and the French government for not upholding freedom of the press, apparently 18th century; and correspondence by various 19th-century journalists on editing, publishing and social matters.
Photographs, apparently of the 19th century, show views of Venice and Avignon. Engravings include views of Amiens in the early 19th century and portraits of French authors René Charles de Maupeou, Paul Deroulède, Victorien Sardou, Ludovic Halévy, Mme. Eugènie Foa, and Othenin, comte d'Haussonville. Correspondents include Louis Barthou; Henri Rochefort; René-Richard Castel; Barthelemy St. Hilaire; Augustin Louis, marquis de Ximenès; Louis-Joseph de Bourbon, prince of Conti; comte Arthur O'Mahony; Artaud de Montor; Alexis Nicolas Pérignon; Auguste Maguet; Jules Ferry; Miguet, secretary of the Institut impérial de France, later the Institut de France; Jules Michelet; A. Augustin-Louis Laya; Jules Lecomte; Othenin, comte d'Haussonville; Calmann Lévy; Adèle Esquiros; Gabriel, comte d'Haussonville; Etienne Vigée; and Auguste Guinard.
Barthou, Louis, 1862-1934.
Castel, René-Richard, 1758-1832.
Conti, Louis-François-Joseph de Bourbon, prince de, 1734-1814.
Déroulède, Paul, 1846-1914
Echeuvin, Jean Baptiste.
Ferry, Jules, 1832-1893.
Fluchaire, Jean Pierre.
Foa, Eugénie, -1853.
Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908.
Haussonville, comte d', 1843-1924.
Haussonville, O. (Othenin), comte d', 1809-1884.
Jullien, Marc-Antoine, 1775-1848.
Laya, A. Augustin-Louis.
Le Brun de Rabot family.
Lévy, Calmann, 1819-1891.
Maguet, Auguste, 1813-1888.
Maupeou, René-Nicolas-Charles-Augustin de, 1714-1792.
Maupeou, René-Nicolas-Charles-Augustin de, 1714-1792
Michelet, Jules, 1798-1874.
Montor, Artaud de, 1772-1849.
O'Mahony, Arthur, comte.
Pérignon, Alexis Nicolas, 1785-1864.
Rochefort, Henri, 1831-1913.
Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908.
St. Hilaire, Barthelemy.
Vigée, (Louis-Jean-Baptiste-Etienne), M. 1758-1820.
Ximenès, Augustin Louis, marquis de, 1726-1817.
France. Armée -- History.
Institut de France.
Institut impérial de France.
Gazette de France.
Local government -- France.
Church and state -- France.
Christianity -- Controversial literature.
Civil law -- France.
Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- France.
Land tenure -- France.
Inheritance and succession -- France.
Law -- France -- History and criticism.
Marriage -- France.
Divorce -- France.
Journalism -- Political aspects -- France.
Press and politics -- France.
Law -- France -- History and criticism.
Women in literature.
Houses -- Design and construction -- History.
Architecture -- France.
Buildings -- Specifications.
Journalists -- France.
Church and state
Inheritance and succession
Journalism -- Political aspects
Land titles -- Registration and transfer
Manners and customs
Press and politics
France -- History -- Revolution, 1793-1799.
France -- History -- Consulate and First Empire, 1799-1815.
France -- Politics and government -- 1789-1815.
France -- Politics and government.
France -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
France -- Social life and customs.
France -- Economic conditions -- 17th century.
France -- Economic conditions -- 18th century.
France -- History, Military -- 18th century.
France -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Dalmatia (Croatia) -- Census, 1781.
Yugoslavia -- Census, 1781.
Albania -- Census, 1781.
Croatia -- Dalmatia
France -- Amiens
France -- Avignon
France -- Gironde
France -- Isère
Italy -- Venice
Form and Genre Terms:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Ben Grauer Collection on French political, legal, economic, and social history, #4636. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
A few documents are on vellum.
Large collections of related books, manuscripts, and graphics from the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods are also held in the repository.
All the material in the collection may not be covered by this guide.