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French Revolutionary Pamphlets

Identifier: MSS-199-BC

Scope and Content

Nineteen of the documents in this collection were written by revolutionary leaders on topics pertaining to the business of the National Convention or the Committee of Public Safety. The publications are titled as reports to the National Convention, discourses (speeches), extracts, and exposés. They discuss topics such as foreign political relations, moral and philosophical foundations for the Republican Government, possible conspiracies against the Convention, and the problems associated with criminal activities in Paris. They were published between 1793 and 1801 and most are dated using the Revolutionary Calendar. There are three pamphlets written by Robespierre and the authors of other pamphlets include: Barére; Saint Just; Billard-Varenne; Brissot; the Duke of Orleans; and, Louvet. The remaining twelve documents were published between 1857 and 1928 and concern events of French Revolution or are biographies of its leading figures. Here, information about Marat, Danton, Charlotte Corday, and Charlotte Robespierre is presented. All pamphlets are written in French. Some documents were not fully cut and must be unfolded to view.


  • 1792-1928


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The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Historical Information

The pamphlets in this collection describe the activities and reports of the governing National Convention of the First French Republic, during the French Revolution (1793-1801). At that time, revolutionary leaders were attempting to implement the political infrastructure of the new Republic, draft a constitution, and ensure the Republic's viability and survival. Pamphlets such as these were used throughout the French Revolution as propaganda by the ruling executive to explain publicly the changes occurring in revolutionary France. The authors of these pamphlets were Parisian Republicans and most were members of the Republic's executive branch, the Committee of Public Safety.


1 box (.35 cu. ft.)


The French Revolutionary Pamphlets collection contains nineteen original published documents written by leading French Republican Revolutionaries during the second through eighth years of the First French Republic (1793-1801). There are twelve additional documents published during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries relating to leading figures and events of the French Revolution.
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131