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PLAGUE OF MARSEILLES
THE YEAR 1720.
FROM DOCUMENTS PRESERVED IN THE ARCHIVES OF
AND PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY, IN THE YEAR 1820.
BY JOHN IRELAND, D.D.
DEAN OF WESTMINSTER:
READ AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PAYSICIANS, MAY 26, 1834.
In a paper on the “ Plague of Athens,” read at the Royal College of Physicians, Feb. 27, 1832, allusion was incidentally made to the Plague of Marseilles, and a wish expressed for more authentic information concerning its origin and character.
Since that time the kindness of a friend' has obtained for me a copy of the work alluded to in the title-page.
It is a collection of historical documents, in two volumes, concerning the Plague of Marseilles, and of some parts of Provence, in
Mr. James Morier.
years 1720, 1721, and 1722. The first volume, in two parts, contains the principal papers relating to Marseilles itself; namely, a Journal of the Transactions during the Plague, from May 20 to December 10, 1720; Letters and Public Addresses of the Bishop to the Clergy and People; Orders from the Council of State ; Opinions of Physicians concerning the Disease ; and other notices connected with the subject.
In the second volume, also in two parts, are accounts of the extension of the Plague to Aix, Arles, Toulon, and other places ; with a Memoir, read at the Academy of Sciences at Marseilles, in 1819, preparatory to the publication
Pièces Historiques sur la Peste de 1720, 1721, et 1722, trouvées dans les Archives de l'Hôtel de Ville, dans celles de la Préfecture, au Bureau de l'Administration Sanitaire, et dans le Cabinet des Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque de Marseille, publiées en 1820, à l'occasion de l'année séculaire de la Peste.