Brissot de Warville: A Study in the History of the French Revolution

Brissot de Warville: A Study in the History of the French Revolution

Read FREE!

Brissot de Warville: A Study in the History of the French Revolution

Brissot de Warville: A Study in the History of the French Revolution

Read FREE!

Excerpt

The main sources for the study of Brissot's life are his own works, including his early writings, his political pamphlets, his memoirs in the new and critical edition of M. Claude Perroud, his correspondence, also edited by M. Perroud, and especially the newspaper of which he was the editor, the Patriote Français. Other material of value is contained in the publications of the Société des Amis des Noirs, in the pamphlets and newspapers of Brissot's opponents, in letters and reports found among the correspondence between the French and English Foreign Offices, preserved at the Ministère des Affaires Étrangères at Paris, in judicial and police reports at the Archives Nationales; and finally in the Craigie Papers among the Antiquarian Society collections at Worcester, Massachusetts, and the Scioto Papers in the collections of the New York Historical Society.

The writer desires to make grateful acknowledgment to the librarians and archivists of the various libraries where her investigation has been carried on, both in this country and abroad, for their help and unfailing courtesy. She is, moreover, especially indebted to Professor H. Morse Stephens, of the University of California, for assistance in the initial stages of her work; to the late Professor Ralph C. H. Catterall, of Cornell University, for untiring criticism and counsel; to her friend and colleague, Assistant Professor C. Mildred Thompson, for generous help in proof-reading, and above all to the inspiration and encouragement of Professor Lucy M. Salmon of Vassar College.

E. E.

VASSAR COLLEGE,

September, 1915.

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.