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De Lamartine, Alphonse-Marie-Louis de Prat (1790-1869)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL 435
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: De Lamartine, Alphonse-Marie-Louis de Prat (1790-1869)
Date(s): 1857
Level of description: collection
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): De Lamartine | Alphonse-Marie-Louis de Prat | 1790-1869 | poet and politician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Alphonse-Marie-Louis de Prat de Lamartine was born in Mâcon, France in 1790. He worked for the French embassy in Italy (1825-1828) before being elected a député (MP) in 1833. As a politician during the Second Republic, Lamartine was instrumental in achieving the abolition of slavery and the death penalty in France. He served briefly as Foreign Minister in 1848, but retired from public life the same year after an unsuccessful campaign for the presidency. Lamartine is also renowned as one of the earliest romantic poets writing in French. He was a member of the Académie française for 40 years, from 1829 until his death in 1869.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Alphonse-Marie-Louis de Prat de Lamartine, 1857, comprise a letter to 'Les honorables membres du notariat', written in the third person. It thanks them for their attendance at his 'cours familier de littérature'. Encloses further 'engagements d'abonnement' and asks them to publicize the subscriptions among their colleagues and 'clients lettrés'.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

1 item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

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:
April 2008

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