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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Fr 325

Honoré Gabriel Riquetti Mirabeau letters and compositions


Compositions and letters by and about the French politician Honoré Mirabeau.


  • 1771-1920 and undated


.4 linear feet (1 volume)

Contains autograph and facsimile manuscripts as well as letters by Mirabeau mounted on 239 leaves in a purple morocco gilt binding. Includes engravings throughout; genealogical notes; printed pamphlets about his illness, death, and entombment; inventories of his household belongings that were auctioned; and letters about his death mask.

Title taken from spine of volume and title-page.

The numbers in parentheses correspond to the leaves in the volume.

Biographical / Historical

Honoré Mirabeau was a French politician and orator, a prominent figure in the National Assembly that governed France during the early phases of the French Revolution.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Purchased with the Friedman and Lincoln funds; received: 1978 Jan. 12.

Mirabeau, Honoré Gabriel Riquetti, comte de, 1749-1791. Honoré Gabriel Riquetti Mirabeau letters and compositions: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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