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'Chronicles, Prints and various historical documents relative to the affairs of Europe [especially France], commenced on Napoleon's return to France from Elba [March 1815]...', written chiefly in about 1815-1840

MS. Pigott b. 1

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'...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:

  1. (fols. 6, 14v, 43v, 110 (English), 160v, cf. 117v). Short poetical pieces on Napoleon I, in French
  2. (fol. 60). ' Precis de l'origine, progres et fin de la Revolution des Pays-Bas de 1790'
  3. (fol. 83). Letter from George Manley, Mar. 28, 1844, covering an account of French intrigues in 1814
  4. (fols. 86, 96). A few Waterloo papers
  5. (fol. 213). Facsimiles of Marat's writing, 1785 and 1793
  6. (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


356 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • French
  • English


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

Physical Facet

On paper


19 × 12 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom