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François Guizot Letter

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Guizot, François, 1787-1874
Title: François Guizot Letter
Inclusive Dates: 1848
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Letter written by the French statesman and historian during his exile in England.
Language: French
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (1787-1874) was a French historian and statesman. A constitutional monarchist, he was one of the most significant politicians during Louis Philippe's July Monarchy, holding various offices including Minister of Education (1832-1837) and Prime Minister (1847-1848). He was forced to resign from politics during the Revolution of 1848 and afterward focused on his work as a historian.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The François Guizot Letter is dated Lowestoft, 17 Aug 1848, and is from the period when Guizot was living in exile in England. It is addressed to an unknown correspondent and written in French.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Guizot, François, 1787-1874.


Politicians -- France -- Correspondence.


Lowestoft (England) -- History.

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

François Guizot Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1969.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: LMD
Date: 26 Apr 2010
Revision history:

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