E. Granger Papers

Biographical / Historical Note

Born in Mortagne-au-Perche, France 1844, died in 1914; publicist and Blanquist militant; imprisoned for six months after a Blanquist demonstration in 1866; belonged to one of the first Blanquist battle groups; actively participated in the Paris Commune; after the collapse fled to England; member of the London Blanquist group La Commune révolutionnaire; returned to Paris in 1880; founded the Comité Révolutionnaire Central (CRC) in 1881; Member of Parliament in 1889; left politics in 1893; contributor to the CRC organs, and to La Patrie en Danger, Le Cri du Peuple and L'Intransigeant.

Acquisition

Collection received by the IISH in 1938, see Annual Report IISH 1936, p. 22, Annual Report IISH 1938, p. 54 and Annual Report IISH 1939, p. 68.

Content

Collection of documents (microfilms, prints of the microfilms and photocopies) consisting of correspondence, primarily letters written to Granger from H. Rochefort, E. Vaughan, César de Paepe, Auguste Blanqui, Edouard Vaillant and others; letters and documents from and concerning La Société des Réfugiés de la Commune de Paris à Londres, L'Assemblée Générale des Réfugiés de la Commune à Genève, Comité de Secours des Réfugiés à Jersey, La Société des Réfugiés de la Commune à New York, etc.; documents concerning Blanqui; police records from the Paris Commune; reports; press clippings.

NB. Originals in private possession.

Alternative Form of Material

Prints of the microfilms (1966).

Location of Originals

Originals in private possession