Constantin Pecqueur Papers

Biographical / Historical Note

Born in Arleux, France 1801, died in Taverny-Saint-Leu 1887; writer and socialist theorist; contributed to Phalanstère 1834 and to La Phalange; supported Fourierism; his book `Economie sociale' of 1837 influenced Marx; member of Louis Blanc's Commission du Luxembourg; acknowledged authority on history and political economy; wrote an exposition of the communist theory: `Catéchisme socialiste' under the name Greppo.


The IISH acquired this collection in 1939 with financial support of the Centrale Arbeiders- Verzekerings- en Deposito-Bank (the Centrale). The collection was mentioned in the Annual Report of 1939 (p. 61). An accrual followed in 1951, see Annual Report 1951, p.12.


Correspondence with Benoît Malon, Louis Blanc, Victor Considérant, Auguste Bonheur, George Sand and others; file of letters propagating Saint-Simonian ideas 1831-1832; some correspondence and documents concerning his trip to Italy 1838-1839; a few documents concerning his special mission to study the Belgian railways 1839; correspondence and documents written and received as secretary of the Commission de gouvernement pour les travailleurs (Luxembourg Committee) of the provisional government 1848; correspondence written and received as deputy librarian of the Assemblée Nationale 1848-1852; personal documents; handwritten manuscripts of his articles; press clippings primarily of his articles; notes.

Processing Information

Inventaire made by Amanda Elsinghorst in 2002

Revised for purposes of digitization by Eva van Oene in 2015.

Alternative Form of Material

Complete Papers digitized as part of the Centrale Project 2012-2016.

Security microfilm 1982.