This is a recent acquisition of an important journal documenting the French Revolution in Marseille. It includes 183 (of a total of 184) issues of the journal of the Jacobins of Marseille and its surrounding area. Following the lead of the Observateur marseillais, which folded in 1790, the Journal des départemens méridionaux appeared three times a week in 1792-1793. In addition to Marseille, it counted subscribers among Jacobin clubs in neighboring cities as well as in Paris. The Journal contained reports of the clubs' debates, news from the Revolution, including a section on what was happening Martinique, popular songs and poems, as well as reviews of plays and books. It would be great source material for anyone looking to work on how the French Revolution was experienced in the provinces. And complete runs, as this almost is, do not exist, even in France. For an overview of French Revolution journals in Marseille, see this article.
Ricord, Alexandre. Journal Des Départemens Méridionaux Et Des Débats Des Amis De La Constitution De Marseille. Marseille: [s.n.], 1792-1793.
Physical Description: v. ; In-4. Volume/date range: N° 1 (6 mars 1792)-n° 184 (7 mai 1793)- Note: Interrompu par le mouvement fédéraliste en mai 1793 à Marseille. Note: Organe du club des Amis de la Constitution de Marseille. Note: Devient : = ISSN 2021-5215. Added author: Ricord, Alexandre, dit Alexandre Ricord fils ou Pavot Ricord fils puis Alexandre Ricord aîné. Related title: SPEC-COLL CALL NUMBER 1)XX(8667604.1)