Alexandre Guichard Chansonnier Songbook, circa 1794-1795
Scope and Contents
Manuscript chansonnier (songbook) kept by Alexandre Guichard of Stenay (Alsace, France), containing lyrics to 188 French songs. The date given on the first page is "An 3 de la Republique," the 3rd year of the French Republic, which began on September 22, 1794, following the Reign of Terror. The chansonnier includes the lyrics but not the actual music for the songs, but always notes the tune to which it is sung. An alphabetical index can be found at the end.
- Creation: circa 1794-1795
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From the Collection: 0.75 Linear Feet