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Jean Marie Goulemot collection of French Revolutionary and Napoleonic materials

Identifier: MS-0809

Content Description

This six item collection of French Revolution and Napoleonic materials dates from the 1790s to approximately 1806. The collection includes two badges worn by members of the revolutionary committees; three printed and handwritten manuscript letters to le Ministre de la Justice, and one signed letter to Le Ministre de l'Intérieur and aux Prefets des departements. The three letters to le Ministre de la Justice have printed letter head with Republican seals. The letter addressed to Le Ministre de l'Intérieur is printed with a signature.


  • Creation: 1790s-approximately 1806

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Jean Marie Goulemot biography

Jean Marie Goulemot is a French historian specializing in eighteenth century France, particularly literature, the history of ideas, and culture. He has published numerous books and articles including Forbidden Texts: Erotic Literature and Its Readers in Eighteenth-Century France and Le Règne de l'Histoire: Discours historiques et révolutions, XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle. Dr. Goulemot is professor emeritus at Université de Tours and was named a member of the Institut Universitaire de France in 1991.

Source: "Les Membres." Institut Universitaire de France. Accessed April 12, 2018.

Creator information

There is currently no information on the identity of the letters' writer or the creator of the badges.


0.835 Cubic Feet (5 legal-sized folders)

Language of Materials



This collection of French Revolutionary and Napoleonic items donated by Jean Marie Goulemot, ranging from the 1790s to approximately 1806, includes four manuscript items, and two committee badges. The letters are state correspondence to Le Ministre de la Justice, Prefécts des departements, and Le Ministre de l'Intérieur.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jean Marie Goulemot in 2013. This gift was part of a purchase by Special Collections in June 2013 of Goulemot's rare publications regarding the French Revolution.

Processing Information

Processed by Kelly Daughtridge in April 2018. The original letters are dated according to the French Republican Calendar. The dates included in this finding aid have also been written in the Gregorian Calendar for clarity.


Guide to Jean Marie Goulemot collection of French Revolutionary and Napoleonic materials
Kelly Daughtridge
April 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA