Élie Bouhéreau

The collections and communities of a Huguenot refugee

Amy Boylan & Janée Allsman, editors

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ISBN: 978-1-80151-129-2
April 2025 . 256 pages. Colour Ills.

Élie Bouhéreau (1643–1719) was a French medical doctor and scholar from a prosperous merchant family prominent in the Reformed Church of La Rochelle. After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes Bouhéreau fled France, and the personal library and correspondence of this brilliant refugee wended their way through Europe to become one of the formative collections of Marsh’s Library, Dublin, where he served as Ireland’s first public librarian. This volume explores the worlds Bouhéreau traversed and impacted through investigation of his print and manuscript collections. 


Amy Boylan is assistant librarian of special collections in Marsh’s Library. Janée Allsman is an Irish Research Council EPS postdoctoral fellow at Marsh’s Library and UCD, working on the Bouhéreau correspondence held at Marsh’s Library.