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French Commonplace Book, 18th - 19th centuries

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Journal, accounts, recipes and other notes by a member of the Chardon family of Auxerre. Among the journal entries is a brief description of a disturbance over the price of grain at Auxerre, 17 July 1789 (ff.12v.-13r.).



Physical description

46 ff. (27-46 blank). Old foliation 1-26 and unnumbered. I vol., 260 x 175 mm. Vellum-covered boards.

Acquisition note

Purchased from A.R. Heath, 1997.

Biographical note

The compiler seems to have been a merchant, formerly resident in the West Indies (f.15v.). He mentions the marriage of Oliver-Jacques Chardon (1762-1856) in 1816 (f.25r).

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to S.A.J Moorat's Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

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