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Saint-Simon, Henri de: letters

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL212
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Saint-Simon, Henri de: letters
Date(s): [1818]-1819
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 3 items (5 leaves)
Name of creator(s): Rouvroy | Claude-Henri | de | 1760-1825 | comte de Saint-Simon | socialist thinker x de Rouvroy | Claude-Henri x Saint-Simon | Henri | de x de Saint-Simon | Henri


Administrative/Biographical history:

Claude-Henri, comte de Saint-Simon, was born into a French aristocratic family and received a scientific education. After the age of 40 he began to write extensively on political, industrial and religious topics. His Christian-influenced socialist views were not very influential during his lifetime, but but gained many adherents (known as Saint-Simonians) during the period 1828-1832 before the movement was banned by the French government as a dangerous sect. Today, Saint-Simon is considered the father of French socialism.


Scope and content/abstract:

(1) Covering letter from Claude-Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon, and (2) MS prospectus for the forthcoming periodical publication L'Organisateur, [c1818]-1819. (3) Printed letter from Claude-Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon, addressed in MS to the editors of a journal, [1818]-1819. Autograph, with signature on item (1).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

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.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Found inserted in a volume of Lettres de C H Saint-Simon - classmark [G.L.] A808 fol.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
July 2008

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