This volume contains copies of various documents, which were meticulously collected by the pastor of Tavannes, Théophile Rémy Frêne (1727-1804), over a period of several decades, but especially in the last third of the 18th century. It thus gathers memories, correspondence, numerous documents and even lists which reveal the pastor's diverse scholarly activities, especially in the areas of history, geography and politics. The collection allows us to grasp his most personal interests. These writings, organized in thematic series, focus mainly on the Principality of Basel and the region of Neuchâtel. The volume thus would attest an extensive project describing the Principality of Basel, which in the end Frêne did not publish - some of the information the pastor gathered have been included by Charles-Ferdinand Morel in his Abrégé de l'histoire et de la statistique du ci-devant Evêché de Bâle (Strasbourg, 1813). It also reflects the fundamental role that pastors held in the second half of the 18th century as promoters of regional knowledge.
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- Faigaux, Isaac: « Mes réflexions sur les differentes maniere de penser parmi les Prévôtois au sujet de leur difficulté contre les Etats de l’Eveché ». (p. 551-554) Found in: Standard description
- Faigaux, Isaac: Lettre d’Isaac Faigaux à Théophile Rémy Frêne, Sorvilier, 27 février 1794. (p. 643-644) Found in: Standard description
- Bajol, Jean Germain Fidèle (Author) | Faigaux, Isaac (Author) | FitzGerald, Robert Stephen (Author) | Frêne, Théophile Rémy (Annotator) | Frêne, Théophile Rémy (Author) | Frêne, Théophile Rémy (Scribe) | Gross, Jean-Jacques (Author) | Rengger, Josef Anton (Author) Found in: Standard description