J.P. Beluze Papers
Total size 0.12 m.
Consultation Not restricted
Jean Pierre Beluze; born in Montmagny 1821, died in Meudon 1908; carpenter; French cooperator and follower of Cabet; when Cabet departed for America to found his Icarian colony, Beluze became director of the Icarian Bureau of Paris and managed for twelve years the collection of subscriptions for the colony; subsequently he reached the conclusion that communism could not be realized, and advanced instead a programme of cooperation for workers; he wrote Les Associations. Conséquences du progrès. Crédit au travail which contains a theoretical section on the advantages of workingmen’s associations and a practical section giving detailed provisions for a people’s bank; founded in 1863, the Société du Crédit au Travail of which he was appointed manager; it supported conservative capitalists like Casimir-Périer and Augustine Cochin, young republicans like Clemenceau and revolutionists like Michail Bakunin.
Collections of letters to Beluze by René Chédane 1851 and n.d., Arthur de Chevigné 1863 and n.d., Joseph Collet 1866-1867; Gustave de Coutouly 1865-1868, Alfred Darimon 1864-1869, J. Duval 1863-1869, Pierre-Eugène Flotard 1864-1867, Ernest Hendlé 1867-1869, Eric Isôard 1854-1873; Cl. Lachastre (Maurice la Châtre) 1859-1864, Luigi Luzzatti 1867-1868, Benjamin Rampal 1866-1869 and Marcellin and Paul Valleroux 1863-1868; some printed material.
Inventory made by Antiquarian Booksellers in 2005 for items 1-16 (part 1) ; documents 17-147 (part 2) were separated from the Cabet collection in 2011 (documents acquired from the collection of Jules Prudhommeaux in 1938); inventory of part 2 by Benjamin Guichard in 2011.