Saugrain Family Manuscript Collection [DOC MSS 16], 1744-1933 | Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections: Archives and Manuscripts
With the exception of the biographies of Antoine Francois Saugrain that make up the final series of the collection, this material consists of handwritten copies of published works by French authors.
The series Cours d'etudes contains Etienne Bonnot de Condillac's work of this name intended for the instruction of his young charge, the Prince of Parma. The Discours series includes some of Napoleon's communications to the Senate and Legislature of France along with several of his other speeches and decrees.
The Extracts series contains part of Voltaire's Essai sur les moeurs as well as Benjamin Franklin's La Science de Bonhomme Richard, which may be a French version of his Poor Richard's Almanack. Also here is the heroic-comic poem Le Lutrin.
The series entitled Florian includes excerpts from various works by this author, while that designated by the name of Guillaume Vade covers some of his efforts. A few of the historical works of Voltaire also appear among the Vade material. The Henault work copied here is his chronology of French history.