Spanning 1793 through 1824, the collection consists of newspaper clippings and other imprints related to the French Revolution and its decades-long political aftermath.
Contemporary newspaper accounts appear to come from a variety of English-language publications, however, the articles are clipped from the original newspaper and some periodical names are not available. Articles include "Anecdotes of the last Twenty-four hours of the Life of Louis the Sixteenth" (1793), "The French Princess. Particulars of the Exchange of the French Deputies and the Daughter of Louis XVIth" (1796),"Assassination of Louis XVIII" (1796), "Some Account of the Last Moments of the Duke D'Enghien" (1814), and "The French Pretender" (1824).
Imprints include "Letter of the Right Reverend John Francis de la Marche, Bishop of Leon, Addressed to the French Clergymen Refugees in England" (20pp, 1793); a series of sermons preached in the years 1792/1793 such as "A Sermon, Preached Feb. 3, 1793, at the Scots Church, London Wall, on the Occasion of the Trial, Condemnation, and Execution of Louis XVI. Late King of France" (1793) and "Principles of French Republicanism, essentially Founded on Violence and Blood-Guiltiness, A Sermon, preached on Sunday, the 26th of October, 1793, in the Cathedral Church of Winchester"; "Judgment and Execution of Louis XVI. King of France; with a List of the Members of the National Convention, Who Voted for and against his Death..." (99p, c1795); and "The Trial at Large of Louis XVI. Containing A compete and authentic Narrative of every interesting and important Circumstance attending the Accusation - Trial, Defence, Sentence - Execution, & c. of that Unfortunate Monarch" (128pp, 1793). All of the imprints in this collection are disbound from the original and without a cover.
Finally, a color illustration of King Louis XVI, measuring 7.75 x 5.25 in, and cut from another source, accompanies the collection. The illustration bears the inscription "Born at Versailles. 23 Aug. 1754/Massacred at paris, 21 Jan. 1793."
Newspaper articles are clipped from the original source and some are pasted onto another surface. Soil and toning on newspapers consistent with age; some small tears. Some have handwritten notes on date and source in margins. All newspapers remain easily legible. Some soil and toning on imprints, and all disbound from original.
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