|Place of birth||Geneva|
|Place of death||Geneva|
|Year of birth||1749|
|Year of death||1816|
Notary, public official
|Place(s) of activity||Geneva|
|Century||18 / 19|
René-Guillaume was the son of Jeanne-Marie Bellamy and Abraham Prevost, pastor and rector at a Calvinist middle school. His brother, Pierre Prevost, was a Professor at the Academy of Geneva. René-Guillaume himself was a notary and member of the CC council of Geneva. He married Olympe-Caroline-Charlotte Dassier. They had two children: Anne Marie Pauline (1785-1819) and Charles François (1786-1848).
Journal d’éducation commencé le 3e juillet 1789. Prevost Dassier, Chat.de Jussy, Conseiller d’Etat & Lieutenant de la Justice.
|Genre / Art||
|Additional genre details||Educational diary|
|Period writen||3 July 1789 - 1 January 1808|
|Format / Language||Autograph, French|
|Physical description||notebook with strong cover, 19 x 25 cm, 92 pages, 72 written one.|
Educational record of the diarist's children. He writes between five and ten times a year and notes the exact details of their scholarly work. His ideas are inspired by Rousseau. He speaks about their progress and any difficulties they are having. He also takes note of their health and personal habits. René-Guillaume stops writing when he believes he's accomplished his educational duty. Namely, when his daughter is married and his son has secured a good commercial position.
|Place of deposit||BGE|
|Classification||Ms suppl 880|
Cossy Valérie, "L’écriture de la paternité ou l’enfance des pères : Prevost-Dassier, Sir Walter Finch et Victor Frankenstein", Bulletin de l’Association belle de Zuylen-Isabelle de Charrière, n° 26, 2001, p. 6-11.