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Collection Level Description: Journal by a Frenchwoman

Reference: MSS. French d. 20-3
Title: Journal by a Frenchwoman
Dates of Creation: 16 September 1870-19 February 1871
Extent: 4 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Unknown

Language of Material: French

Scope and Content

Fair copy of part of a journal by an unidentified Frenchwoman, 16 September 1870-19 February 1871, written in Paris during the siege, with many pen-and-ink or water-colour portraits, including two portraits probably of the writer.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The journal was given to the Library in 1948.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 47202-5.

Access Points

Diaries | 19th century

France | History | 19th century

Paris (France) | Siege, 1870-1871

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