Item 23 - Papers relating to the case of Jean Calas

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Crewe MS/23


Papers relating to the case of Jean Calas


  • 1762–76 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 volume (34 x 24 cm), containing 33 leaves. Folio 1 is a folded sheet, tipped in before f. 2. Folios 2–28 have printed sheets mounted on them (i.e. inserted into spaces cut out of the leaves. Folio 29 is a sheet bound into the book. Folios 30–3 are documents mounted on guards. Half-bound.

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Archival history

The manuscripts in this volume (ff. 30–3) were once in the collection of William Upcott. See ff. 29–30. Binder’s stamp: ‘J. Leighton. Brewer St.’

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Scope and content

On the spine is stamped ‘Jean et Donet Calas—and M.S.’

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Foliated 1–33, with an unnumbered flyleaf at the beginning and another at the end.

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  • English
  • French

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