'Chronicles, Prints and various historical documents relative to the affairs of Europe [especially France], commenced on Napoleon's return to France from Elba [March 1815]...', written chiefly in about 1815-1840
'...Collected and arranged by miss Harriett Pigott ... ': these are to a large extent printed matter (many caricatures), relating to the French Revolution of March 1815 and Waterloo, and subsequent events to about 1840.
The chief manuscript pieces are:
- (fols. 6, 14v, 43v, 110 (English), 160v, cf. 117v). Short poetical pieces on Napoleon I, in French
- (fol. 60). ' Precis de l'origine, progres et fin de la Revolution des Pays-Bas de 1790'
- (fol. 83). Letter from George Manley, Mar. 28, 1844, covering an account of French intrigues in 1814
- (fols. 86, 96). A few Waterloo papers
- (fol. 213). Facsimiles of Marat's writing, 1785 and 1793
- (fol. 334). Two coloured sketches by I. Sharples
There are many printed trifles, and some engravings (partly Italian), sketches after engravings, invitations, programmes, etc.. Also includes twelve passports of miss Pigott, 1815-39. The collection is interesting, rather than important.
- Creation: written chiefly in about 1815-1840
Language of Materials
- Multiple languages
MS. Pigott b. 1
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 23477
19 × 12 in.