Thierry Garnier writes in an article - Our reference documents will mainly be the CORRESPONDENCES DIARIES (1896-1915) of B. Sauniere brought to light some time ago in the departmental archives of Carcassonne. These documents, available to researchers, at a sum of €53 (including postage)... , appear at first as a mass of disorganized papers, with a third of them being unreadable or unusable because pages are missing. Not to mention books & diaries that are incomplete. Through a careful deciphering of the writing of B. Saunière - of the bills and letters which we we cross checked with the information contained in Saunieres other notebooks, we can list 377 books of all kinds: fiction, classic literature, naturalism, religion and history. This mini catalog, inserting itself in the middle of the correspondence, is a kind of inventory entitled "Reading Books" clearly defined at the beginning of January 1900 by B. Sauniere. Although not an exhaustive list, it is of some interest. The list includes;
* Apostates and martyrs, by Father Augustine Devoille
- Through Poland and Russia, by Alexandre de Lamothe
- Through three centuries by Alexandre de Lamothe
* The adventure's brother Sulpice, by J. Arsac.
* In the Mouth of Mystery, by Henri Ballacey
* The happiness of a millionaire, by Father Jean Grange
- Confessions of a former freethinker, by Father Jean Grange
* The golden key, by Father Jean Grange
- Limousin Tales, by Father Jean Grange
- From the abolition of clerical celibacy, by Eugene Lachaise
- The Last of the Mohicans by James F. Cooper
* Maintains the history of France, for Blanchet Mathurin
- Interviews of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Lamartine
* The elixir of life, by Raoul Navery
* Errors and historical lies, Charles Barthelemy
This last title includes several volumes:
Vol.1 - Pope Joan. The Inquisition. Galilee. The lazy Kings. The usurpation of Hugh Capet.The St. Bartholomew. The Man in the Iron Mask. Father Lorikeet. The Bishop Virgil and antipodes.
Vol.2 - Calas Curve head, proud Sicambre..Paris is worth a mass. Philip Augustus at Bouvines. The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The Letters and the tomb of Heloise.Bélisaire. Les Enfants de Nemours. Salomon de Caus.
Vol.3 - Calvin judged by himself and by his own. Crimes of the Borgias. Bloody Mary. Kill them all. That Versailles had cost Louis XIV.Charles V has he done in his lifetime bury? Yet St. Bartholomew. Saint-Simon, a historian of Louis XIV. Tasso's Prison. La Poule au pot.Political and moral role of Agnes Sorel.Restoration and abroad. The crutches of Sixtus. The Last Word on Fr. Lorikeet. Is the death of poet Gilbert misery? Fable volunteers.The Sorbonne and printing.
Vol.4 - The Fourteen armed Carnot. A Chapter errors and Voltaire lies. The Roman painter of Lesueur. The Deposition of Louis the Pious.Mozart freethinker. The Grand Inquisitor Torquemada. About Charles VI and Isabeau of Bavaria. Madame de Maintenon and the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The Truth about Fr. Joseph. The ship ? Avenger ?.
Vol.5 - My seat is made. The Meal of Bodyguards. Errors and historical lies concerning the papacy and the Church.The Truth about Jean Bart. The St. Clotilde crimes. The virtues of Brunhilda. What Tartuffe?The Religion of Montaigne. The Last Banquet of the Girondins. Voltaire and serfs of Jura. Freron and philosophers.
Vol.6 - The Superiority and prosperity of Protestant nations. Religion Buffon. Savonarola he was a heretic and a revolutionary? The Cruelties Clovis. Primary Education in France before 1789. Richelieu character. The Truth about Jansenism. The character of Louis XIII.
Flight. 7 - Former royal absolutism was she? How was Louis XV high? The Good King Dagobert.The Two Charles VII. Louvois is it poisoned? Monsieur de La Palisse. The Truth about emigration.Malbrough gentleman. Marie de Medici did she die of misery? Of Guilt Fouquet.
Vol.8 - Human Rights in the Middle Ages. The Selfishness of Fontenelle. The Law of Bankruptcy.Jeanne d'Albret did she die poisoned? The Trial of Mary Stuart. A Final Word on Fortunat. Eustache de Saint-Pierre. Charlemagne knew he write? The Last Days of Charles IX. The Conspiracy Cinq Mars.
Vol.9 - The Mysteries of Venice. The Empress Maria Theresa and Madame de Pompadour. Peace and Truce of God. About the Vandals and vandalism. We will not go to Canossa. The Truth about Telemachus. The Wars of religion. The Religion of La Fontaine. The study. Cervantes, freethinker.Politics and Clovis independence.
Vol.10 - The Story of Christopher Columbus. He was the Death of Correggio. Dante a heretic and a revolutionary? The Holy Hermandad. Etienne Marcel. The character of Charles V, the Wise.
Vol.11 - The State is me! Froissart is it a biased historian? The Death of Raphael. A Novel about Philip II. The Truth about Grandier. Omar he burned the library of Alexandria? Shakespeare's Religion. Voltaire historian. The Sicilian Vespers.
Vol.12 - Mistakes and historical lies to the Chamber of Deputies. The Roman in history. The Golden Legend. The Imaginations of Varillas. Winners of the Bastille. Huet, Bishop of Avranches. The Conversion of Turenne. Fontenelle, freethinker.
Vol.13 - From Alleged ignorance of the French nobility in the Middle Ages. The Truth About the Father Trublet. The Nonote Folder. The Habits of Cardinal Richelieu. The Impatiences of Louis XIV.History Authority of Cardinal de Retz. From antiquity the title? very Christian? . Lies of Saint-Simon.
Vol.14 - Voltaire Capuchin. It was Pope Honorius heretic? Notes Patouillet. The Truth about the Concordat of 1801. The Chevalier de La Barre. Terrors of the year one thousand. Fenelon, free thinker.
Vol.15 - A clerical Republic Lies of painting.. Question congregations, there are a hundred years.The Romance of the Bishop Synesius. Excommunication in the Middle Ages. Religion Montesquieu.Death of Jean Goujon. Caricature Santeuil. The Habits of Robert Arbrinel. A French Artist slandered.Primary Education in France during the Revolution. A statue in Coligny.
Vol.16 - The Abuse of the old regime that were the Albigensian It The Truth about Pope Clement V. The Trial of the Templars... Pope John XXII. Crimes Girondins.
Topics covered in the 16 volumes are truly remarkable. Continuing this "nomenclature";
* The story of Theodore, Louis (illegible name)
* History and origin of the Chapel of., For (no first name) Olive.
- The man who can not bless, for Raoul Navery
* History of the prisons of Paris by Louis Lurine
* Henri de Bourbon, by the Star People
* History meteors and great phenomena of nature, by J. Rambosson
* Iréna or virgin Lyonnaise, by Father Augustine Devoille
- Diary of a worker, by Father Jean Grange
* Legends from all countries, by Alexandre de Lamothe
* The legend of plants, by Alexandre de Lamothe
* The popular movement in the Crusades, by Eugene (not illegible)
* The invisible hand, by Father Jean Grange
- The martyrs, by FR Chateaubriand (19)
- The door of the Faubourg du Temple, by Father Nazaire Arnault
* The Philosopher's Stone, by Father Jean Grange
* Above the bush, by Father Jean Grange
* The Golden Fish by Paul Féval
* The breakthrough rock, by Emile (name illegible)
* Ruins and hamlets by Charles Rubois
* The revelations of a sacristan, by Father Jean Grange
* Rome by Father Rollant
* The sack of Rome by Father Augustin Devoille
* The Treasury underground, by Father Jean Grange
* (Illegible) historical .Récits the fourth century, by A. Thomoy
* An inscription by Eugene (name illegible)
* The usurer of Arcis, Charles (illegible name)
All these works belonged to the priest of Rennes-le-Château. He had listed them alphabetically within the correspondences books for the year 1900. In the collection of documents at our disposal, there are a few bills or receipts of booksellers stipulating magazine purchases and catechism books. The register books of masses, we will not put aside the letters of 26 and 27 May 1897 stating the purchase of a missal by B. Sauniere to Bonnafous library of Carcassonne and a portrait of Msg Billard; missal he offered him during his episcopal visit to Rennes-le-Château 6 June 1897. His relationship with his bishop were real. He bought his books mostly in Paris, sometimes in Arras, Carcassonne, Limoux and even in Lyon. Two letters of 6 and 11 February 1905, prove the purchase of books by Saunière in Lyon via the Masson family, Mrs E. Masson exactly.
He liked the publishing houses of Blériot editions, Rigaud, Vermot, Douniol, Mame, Lambert, Hachette, Lafitte, but also Firmin Didot editions - It is observed that he acquires the Hachette Almanac for several years. Sauniere also notes a selection of classic journals no less instructive than the previous readings; magazines he began to relate to 1908. He subscribed for many years to newspapers: le Pèlerin , le Dimanche Paroissial , la Croix , la Bonne presse , le Jardinier amateur , le Petit propriétaire , Fermes et Châteaux , L'Illustration , Lectures pour tous , Le mois littéraire - Le Petit journal illustré, Femina, Historia, Rions, Artistes Lyriques et, enfin la cerise sur le gâteau., le magazine JE SAIS TOUT , the magazine which published in 1905 for the first time the adventures of Arsene Lupin.
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