The Autograph Library of the Centuries specializes, for many years, in the sale of autographed letters and manuscripts. 7 autographed letters signed to Guillaume Auguste Bordes? Six 8-page and one 4-page between 1887 and 1891. Ink stamps with the address of La Révolte, rue Mouffetard in Paris, at the top of the pages.
Some slits and marginal defects. Remarkable correspondence to a comrade-in-arms, evoking the great names of the anarchist movement such as Pierre Kropotkin, Louise Michel, or Mikhail Bakunin. Regarding the conference given by Kropotkin at Rivoli Hall [on December 20, 1887, on the penal system and French prisons]: "The conference that our friend Kropotkin gave at Rivoli Hall was indeed given for the benefit of a newspaper that some anarchists intend to found, finding that La Révolte does not represent all their desires [sic]. Our friend has lent them his support, in solidarity, but he is not involved in the creation of the new organization.His collaboration remains with La Révolte. I think Louise Michel is doing better because I just received a letter from her. I don't know if there are any photographs of L. As for Kropotkin, there are none." Attached is a printed prospectus, dated January 1, 1888, indicating that La Révolte could not be published that week due to lack of money and encouraging subscribers to find new readers, making old copies of the newspaper available for distribution. It provides Kropotkin's address in London and Louise Michel's address on Victor Hugo Street. "Louise Michel is still on Victor Hugo Street." Kropotkin's London address is repeated on a tab pasted in the bottom margin. Sentenced to 5 years in prison and 10 years of supervised residence in 1883, Kropotkin, the main theorist of the libertarian movement, spent three years in Clairvaux before being released and granted amnesty, drawing from his prison experience a book published in 1887, In Russian and French Prisons (1887), just before his move to London. He will pass on an observation to Louise Michel from her correspondent, specifying Louise Michel's address in Levallois-Perret and also providing Kropotkin's address.
"We will pass on your observation to Louise Michel (.) we will let you know her response. He gives his opinion on the Belgian progressive magazine La Société Nouvelle, "it seems to me to be less bad than many others." He indicates that Pottier's book [Revolutionary Songs, preface by Henri Rochefort] is published by Dentu, then explains that he will take note of G. Bordes' corrected address for a future mailing of his newspaper.He confirms Kropotkin's contact information: "Kropotkin still lives at the same address. He will reprint Bordes' address, adding that he does not know Louise Michel's address in London but that she can be contacted through their comrade Richard. "Since you insist, I will reprint your address. I do not have Louise Michel's address in London. After returning from deportation in 1880, Louise Michel engaged in numerous militant actions until her arrest in 1890 for her participation in the workers' demonstration on May 1 in Vienne (Isère). After being released, she went to England in the summer of 1890. He has sent a special edition copy of Bakunin's portrait [by the painter and engraver William Barbotin, collaborator of the libertarian press and author of numerous portraits of socialist and anarchist activists]. "You have been sent a copy of Bakunin's portrait (.) The printer has not yet delivered the etching depicting the execution in Chicago.
As soon as I have it, I will send it to you. The cost of this will be 1.50." In 1887, in Chicago, eight anarchists were hanged following the May 1 demonstrations in the United States, during which a bomb thrown into the ranks of the police caused a real massacre. In 1893, the innocence of the condemned was proven and they were posthumously rehabilitated. "I have passed on your letter to Mr.Barbottin, who asked me to tell you that the engraving of a portrait like that of Bakunin generally costs 400 francs. And that the printing costs range from 12 francs [.] to very expensive, depending on the paper used." It was in 1883 that Jean Grave took over the direction of Le Révolté, founded by Pierre Kropotkin and Élisée Reclus. In 1887, the newspaper was condemned for organizing an unauthorized lottery and changed its name to avoid the resulting fine, becoming La Révolte, a communist-anarchist organ. It appeared under this title until 1894, with Grave continuing his editorial activity with Les Temps nouveaux. We include an autograph letter from the anarchist militant Guillaume Auguste BORDES, to his comrade Alexandre [Roy].
An 8-page letter, with his address in London at the top of the page. Adding a few lines to a letter from their friend Louise Michel, he asks his comrade to circulate a subscription list in his region in support of La Tribune Libre: "we intend to do as much agitation as we can for May 1.] La Tribune Libre being the newspaper of all comrades, we appeal to all those who would like to collaborate, to give the individual and collective push that must overthrow the present societies and replace them with a new society, humanitarian, based on absolute freedom for all sensible beings.
" It was following the large American labor demonstrations organized on May 1, 1886 - a date that corresponded to the first day of the fiscal year for companies at the time - that the idea of an annual day of demands was born in Europe. In France, the first May 1 took place in 1890 to demand an eight-hour workday. In 1891, the second "workers' day" was met with violent repression, such as the shooting in Fourmies, in the North, where about ten demonstrators were killed. Bordes (born in 1853) took refuge in London in the late 1880s. He was one of the contributors to La Tribune libre, an "international socialist-revolutionary-anarchist" newspaper that had 4 issues, from November 1890 to July 1891.He returned to Paris around 1895 and signed some articles in Le Libertaire under the pseudonym "Sedrob" before being forced to exile again in London. In his memoirs, Forty Years of Anarchist Propaganda, Jean Grave seems to suspect him of having been an agent of the Police Prefecture. Browse our manuscripts The Autograph Gallery of the Centuries specializes in the sale and expertise of autographed letters and manuscripts from great personalities of past centuries. Purchase / Payment Methods We accept the following payment methods: Bank transfers and checks. The prices indicated are in euros and are net.
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