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SIMON, Claude Henri de Rouvroy Saint-, 1760-1825, socialist, businessman and writer

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0097 ARC 0003
Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science
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Full title: SIMON, Claude Henri de Rouvroy Saint-, 1760-1825, socialist, businessman and writer
Date(s): [1814]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Simon | Claude Henri de Rouvroy Saint- | 1760-1825 | socialist, businessman and writer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1760; served as a volunteer in the American War of Independence, on the side of the colonialists, 1776; remained an army officer, 1777-1781; returned to Paris and became a businessman and speculator, 1781-1804; took little part in the French Revolution, though imprisoned for 11 months for commune activities; made a fortune through land speculation, and squandered his wealth financing a salon for scientists and economists; due to bankruptcy, became a copyist at the Monte de Piété in 1805, and tried to make a living as a writer and journalist, 1805-1825; founded the periodical Industrie, [1817], and took on Auguste Comte as his secretary; following a suicide attempt in 1823, he was supported by Olinde Rodrigues, an admirer of his work, until his death in 1825. Saint-Simon is seen by many as the founder of French socialism.
Publications: Introduction aux travaux scientifiques du dixneuvième siècle (1807); Memoire sur la science de l'homme (1813); New Christianity (1825).


Scope and content/abstract:

Two letters by Claude Henri de Saint-Simon, the first written to Monsieur Ribouet and dated 26 Mar 1814.

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Two items.

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Conditions governing reproduction:

No copyright restrictions. No documents may be photocopied.

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On-line catalogue available.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Sep 2000

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