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France

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

William Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-996
Overview

This collection contains a handwritten copy of correspondance from William Smith, an Anglican priest and the first Provost of Philadelphia College (later the University of Pennsylvania), to an unnamed acquaintance in England regarding the political history of colonial Pennsylvania and the threat of a French invasion of the colony. Includes harsh criticism of the Germans residing in Pennsylvania and of the political inaction of the Quaker political elite.

Dates: 1755

Eugenie Benezet journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-007
Overview

This collection is composed of the typed extracts of the diary of Eugenie Benezet, with entries dating between 1843 and 1849. Entries describe family news, Protestant and Catholic beliefs, and her work at a Friend's school in France. In later entries, Eugenie discusses the possibility of moving to England or the United States. All entries are in French.

Dates: 1843-1849

Zelma Corning Brandt papers

 Collection
Identifier: BMC-M92
Overview Zelma Corning Brandt (1891-1990) was a social crusader active throughout the twentieth century. Her chief interests included the independence and development of colonial countries, American Indian affairs, nuclear disarmament, women’s issues, and geriatric concerns. The collection consists of correspondence, travel notes, diaries and writings, and publications and reports, especially from 1960-1989. Brandt’s longevity and attention to detail provide a complete view of various world and...
Dates: 1906 - 1989

Castle hours #2, use of Rouen, 1425 - 1475

 Item
Identifier: MS 20
Overview

This is a mid-fifteenth century book of hours from France, use of Rouen.

Table of contents: Calendar in French for Rouen and Amiens; later inserts in lettre bâtarde; Gospel Pericopes; Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, use of Rouen; Penitential Psalms and Litany; Short Office of the Cross; Office of the Dead, use uncertain; Fifteen Joys of the Virgin

Dates: 1425 - 1475

Castle hours #3, use uncertain, 1450 - 1475

 Item
Identifier: MS 21
Overview This manuscript is a French book of hours from the third quarter of the fifteenth century. The use is uncertain, but the calendar suggests the Diocese of Tournai. The seventeen large miniatures comprise the Evangelists, a full Infancy cycle for the Hours of the Virgin, Kind David for the penitential psalms, the Virgin on a Crescent Moon holding the infant Christ, four images of saints, a Crucifixion, and the Raising of Lazarus. Depicted in smaller miniatures are a funeral service, an Imago...
Dates: 1450 - 1475

Castle hours # 5, use of Paris, 1425 - 1450

 Item
Identifier: MS 22
Overview This is a French book of hours from the second quarter of the fifteenth century. All the full-page miniatures have been excised and many sections of the text break off or begin imperfectly. There are two three- line illuminated initials with penwork extensions and two-and one-line illuminated initials with penwork extensions throughout. Much of the gold on the text has worn off and the inks have faded and are smeared throughout. The name "M. DeVilleroy" and "Villeroy" occurs on the top or...
Dates: 1425 - 1450

Chew breviary, use of Poitiers, 1450 - 1475

 Item
Identifier: MS 29
Overview This is a French breviary from the fourth quarter of the fifteenth century.Table of contents: Calendar of Poitiers; Temporal from Advent through the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost; Common of the Dedication of a Church; Sequuntur suffragia quae dicuntur in Ecclesia Pictavensi; Sequuntur benedictiones dicendae ad matutinas per annum; Liturgical Psalter begins incompletely in Psalm 1; Canticles: Benedicite omnia opera, Te Deum, Magnificat, Nunc dimittis; Litany with prayers; Prayers...
Dates: 1450 - 1475

Chew psalter, 1475 - 1499

 Item
Identifier: MS 28
Overview

This is a French psalter from the fourth quarter of the fifteenth century. It includes a Calendar of Rouen, the Biblical Psalter, Twelve Ferial Canticles, and the Litany followed by Prayers, although there is some missing text and the psalms begin incompletely.

Dates: 1475 - 1499

Constitutiones clementinae, 1350

 Item
Identifier: MS 7
Overview This manuscript was produced in Southern France, possibly in Avignon, in the mid-fourteenth century. It contains the text of Clement V's Constitutiones clementinae with the surrounding commentary of Giovanni d'Andrea (Johannes d'Andreae). There is some loss of text. On fol. 1r is an eighteen-line miniature showing an enthroned Pope (Clement) flanked by groups of cardinals and bishops and, kneeling before him, a bare-headed cleric presenting a book. On the lower portion of the same folio,...
Dates: 1350

De regimine principum, 1425 - 1475

 Item
Identifier: MS 2
Overview This is a mid-fourteenth-century French manuscript, which contains the text of Giles of Rome's De regimine principum, as well as a table of the chapters for Book II, part 2 through Book III, part 2 and the Office of Saint Catherine. There is one seven-line historiated pink initial on a blue background, with blue and red acanthus leaves extending along the inner margin, showing a three quarter portrait, possibly of the author, clad in his black Augustinian robes presenting a book. The initial...
Dates: 1425 - 1475