The Collections: Special databases: French Revolution Documents
Search descriptions of 3,362 legal documents relating to the French Revolution of 1789. About the collection...
How to request documents
The complete call number for a document in the database consists of the classification number for the collection, followed by the item number.
DC141 .A1 no. 01.007
The three most common phrases in the LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Heading) field are shortened to save space. Search by the shortened form:
- Anc: Assemblee nationale constituante
- Anl: Assemblee nationale legislative
- Cn: Convention nationale
About the collection
The Lilly Library French Revolution document collection indexed on this web site consists of 3362 legal publications and is only a small portion of the library's holdings related to the French Revolution. The documents are mostly royal and administrative acts published in pamphlet form between 1789 and 1799. There are royal edicts, arrets , adresses, declarations, reglements, lettres patentes, rapports, ordonnances, memoires, lois, and various other titled or untitled official documents.