French revolutionary pamphlets

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

French revolutionary pamphlets collection comprises pamphlets by the Interior Ministry, the Police Ministry and other official bodies in the French republic. Pamphlet by the Chief of Police Sotin warns citizens that the enemies of the revolution are regrouping (c1794). A pamphlet of 1795 also urges vigilance.

Administrative / Biographical History

The first French republic was declared on 21 September 1792 as a result of the French Revolution and the abolition of the French monarchy. Republican government lasted until the establishment of the First French Empire in 1804. One of the republic's leaders in its latter stage was Napoleon Bonaparte, who was First Consul from 1799 to 1804, when he ended the republic by declaring himself Emperor Napoleon I. The Republic is often divided up into the following eras: the National Convention, 1792-1795; the Directory, 1795-1799; the Consulate, 1799-1804.

Arrangement

1 file

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Acquisition Information

Senate House Library

Other Finding Aids

Fonds level

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Richard Temple.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

Transferred from Senate House Library

Geographical Names