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Livre de Raison (Commonplace book)

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-354
Identifier: Coll-1854
Content Description This outlandish and colourful manuscript volume is an exceptional resource to understand and study French popular culture in the late 18th-early 19th centuries. Its contents are extremely varied, and include poems, oracles, lyrics of popular songs, proverbs and maxims, recipes, legal document templates, a formulary of letters, calendars, little stories and anecdotes, an account of Napoleon's return to France after his exile on Elba, and a dictionary for the interpretation of dreams. It refers...
Dates: c 1820-1830

Nouveaux souvenirs d'Holyrood

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1181
Scope and Contents The unsigned letters, mostly from Edinburgh, were all written during November or December 1831. They describe a trip from Paris to Edinburgh, and life among the French refugees there. Although the last word has been obliterated, an inscription reads: 'Quoique l'auteur ne se nomme pas, tout le monde le reconnait pour M. le Baron de [...]'. On the inside of the front cover is pasted a note reading, 'Pour mes pauvres petites filles de France', and signed Louise.
Dates: 1831

Papers of Dr. John Walker

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-205
Scope and Contents [to be completed]
Dates: 1731-1803

Papers of Professor Robert Bertram Serjeant

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1062
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of 11 unsorted boxes of papers which contain research notes (linguistics, ethonology and anthropology in South Arabia), bibliography notes, newspapers related to events in South Arabia, photocopies of Arabic manuscripts, typed notes on the political and military situation in Yemen during the 1960s (North Yemen Civil War). Papers relating to academic research, containing Serjeant’s own...
Dates: 1940-1980

Recueil de Desseins Ridicules, by Georges Focus

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1945
Scope and Contents This is a bound manuscript volume containing approx. 125 pen-and-ink drawings by Georges Focus, often signed by the author and sometimes dated 1694 or 1695. This artwork was produced during his confinement at the Parisian asylum 'Les Petites Maisons', where he was sent in 1680. The illustrations represent various scenes, such as episodes of the artist’s life taking place in mainly Parisian or Roman settings, and excerpts from Virgile Travesti by the poet Pierre...
Dates: 1694-1695

Tableau historique de la guerre des deux Roses - Wars of the Roses - French ms

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1823
Content Description Tableau historique de la guerre des deux Roses - Wars of the Roses - French ms on paper, bound. 18th century straight grained red morocco, sides panelled in gilt and blind with cornerpiece sprays, spine in compartments between double raised bands, lettered direct, 3 panels with rounded tools, 2 with armorial or emlematic device incorporating the union flag on a shield, and eagle upon a sceptre and scales of justice, marbled and gilt edges.Provenance / Bookplates: Princess Sophia...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1790-1810

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