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French Literature mss., ca. 1750-1977

Papers, ca. 1750-1977, of French literature at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Electronic finding aid encoded by Beth Benda.

Summary Information

Repository:
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Title:
French Literature mss.,ca. 1750-1977

Collection No.
LMC 1391

Materials are in French.

Abstract:
Consists of individual items acquired separately either as a gift or purchased from a variety of sources, relating to or by French literary figures. Additions continue to be made.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Received from various sources at various times. Accession information is given with the item entry. The most recent additions made in 2004.
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], French Literature mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of a collection of items received singly or in small groups from various sources at various times, which were not kept together as a distinct collection.

Arrangement/Organization

Arranged chronologically. Undated items are arranged alphabetically at the end of the series.


French Literature mss.

Arranged chronologically at the item level, undated items are further arranged alphabetically


1752.  Voltaire, François Marie Aroutet, 1694-1778, author. La Religion naturelle. Poème en 4 chants par M. de Voltaire. A.D.S.

[31] p. 22 cm.

In black ink.

Begins with a 2 p. dedication: "au roi de Prusse."

Folios tied together with white ribbon.

Carries some corrections and additions in another 18th century hand.

Accompanied by A.D., 1 p., 17.5 cm., explaining the manuscript.

Provenance: From the archives of Madame Dupin; collection Montgermont (Paris, 17 May, 1941)

Purchase. 1989


1759.  Voltaire, François Marie Aroutet, 1694-1778, author. To "mon divin ange" Charles Augustin de Ferriol, comte d’Argental. Complains that troubles encountered through recent property acquisitions have delayed work on "les chaveliers et les czars." A.L.

1 p. 15.6 cm.

Published with commentary by Henry H.H. Remak in Modern Language Notes, LXI, 7, Nov 1941.

Gift. 1982


1769 July 16.  Palissot de Montenoy, Charles, 1730-1814, dramatist. Argenteuil, France. To Ponce Denis Écouchard Le Brun. Sous-Carrierre, [France?]. Praises his work. Will visit soon and hopes to officiate at the chapel there. A.L.S.

[3] p. 21.7 cm.

In French.

Gift. 1984


1769 Dec 27.  Palissot de Montenoy, Charles, 1730-1814, dramatist. Argenteuil, France. To Ponce Denis Écouchard Le Brun. Paris. Encourages him to publish his poetry so that public may not be deprived of his talent. Expresses concern that his works are being plagarized. A.L.S.

[3] p. 22 cm.

In French.

Gift. 1984


1778 Jun 26.  Alembert, Jean le Rond d’, 1717-1783, mathematician, philosopher. To Jeremy Bentham. Lincoln’s Inn, London. He has received the two works Bentham sent him as well as Bentham’s letter, for which he thanks him. A.L.S.

2 p. 21.7 cm.

In French.

Addresses from address leaf.


1786 Jun 14.  Genlis, Stéphanie Félicité Ducrest de Saint Aubin, comtesse de, 1746-1830, author. Lioré. To L’abbé Faurier. Writes to him about his discontent and his wish to leave for Paris; that the princes and Mademoiselle are no longer small children. A.L.S.

2 p. 15 cm.

Addressee given on integral leaf.

Purchase. 1977


18th cent.  Commonplace book of French verse recorded by an unknown writer. A.D.

159 p. 10 cm. Bound.

The date 1777 in reference to a verse is noted on page 135.

Table of Contents.

Contains selections from several sources including Voltaire, Maréchal, Beaumarchais, Boufflers, and Gentil-Bernard, mostly on women and wine, many giving the air to be used.

Gift. 1973


18th cent.  Extrait d’un journal critique sur les poemes. A.N.

1 leaf 16 cm.

Holograph notes from an unidentified journal criticizing the poem of Pierre Le Moyne,1602-1671, on Saint Louis with reference to Book XIII, and mentioning Voltaire.

Removed from Le Moyne, Saint Louvys… poeme heroiqve. Paris, A. Covrbe, 1658 (Lilly PR18178 .L47S3). 1974


1820 Mar 1.  Béranger, Pierre Jean de, 1780-1857, poet. To Pierre Jean David d'Angers. Quai de la Mégisserie No. 56. Comments on an illustration by Maurin… “un tableau historique. ce n’est plus lá ma modeste vivandière; c’est une figure bien autrement bell…”. A.L.S.

4 p. 18.8 cm.

Accompanied by copy of typed transcription and other information about the letter.

Gift. 1983


1822 Apr 3.  Hugo, Victor Marie comte, 1802-1885, novelist. To comte Bernard Marie Jules de Ressegiuer, Place St. Etienne, á Toulouse. Discusses matters of common interest and says his new address will be "rue du dragon, no. 30." A.L.S.

1 p. 20 cm.

French.

Top third of letter removed.

With attached cover of addressee.

Removed from Academie des Jeux Floraux, Toulouse, Recuiel de l’Academie des jeux floraux. Toulouse, M.-J. Dalles, 1818-1821 (Lilly PQ 3807 .T7A32). 1973


1829 Sept 16?.  Fourier, François Marie Charles, 1772-1837, social reformer. Lyons, France. To Monsieur Saint Olive, Jeune. Lyons, France. Comments on his work Traité de l’association … and other writings "Sous peu je ferai paraitre un petit abrégé qui m’est demande en Angleterre…" A.L.S.

2 p. 26.5 cm.

Removed from Fourier, François Marie Charles, Traité de l’association demestique-agriocle, Paris: Bossage, 1822 (Lilly HX704 .F775T7). 1977


1839 Sept 25.  Murger, Henri, 1822-1861, novelist. Malfilâtre. A.D.S.

3 leaf. 27 cm.

In honor of Jacques Charles Louis Clinchamp de Malfilâtre, 1732-1767, poet.

Six stanzas of 8 lines each.

Introduced by quotation from Gilbert, "La faim mit au tombeau Malfilâtre ignoré."

Purchase. 1972


ca. 1840.  Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870, author. To "Monsieure Le Ministre." Requests permission for the continued performance of his play Antony at the Théatre de la Porte Saint-Martin. A.L.S.

1 p. 26.8 cm.

In French.

Removed from Dumas, Antony:… Paris: A. Auffray, 1831 (Lilly PQ2225 .A7). 1980


1841 Dec ?.  Balzac, Honré de, 1799-1850, novelist. To [Denis Hippolyte] Souverain. Concerns the preface of Une Tenebreuse affaire . A.L.S.

1 p. 15 cm.

Letter signed as from "de Bc."

Letter is undated but has been assigned a probable date of Dec. 1841 or Jan 1842 in its publication in Balzac, Correspondence, Tome IV, 1840-Avril 1845, Paris, Editions Garnier Fréres, 1966 (PQ2179 .A2 1960 V.4), page 373.

Removed from Balzac, Une Tenebreuse affaire, Paris, M. Hippolyte Souverain, 1842 (Lilly PQ2173 .T2). 1973


1845 Jul 7.  Sand, George, 1804-1876, author. To Monsieur Perrotin, rue de las fontaine Moliere, 41, Paris. Concerns references for M. Scribe and concludes "Chopin et Maurice vous donnet bon shake-hands. Puisque vous voila anglais, vous comprenez." A.L.S.

3 p. 21 cm.

Embossed with initials G.S.

Purchase. 1973


1847 Jul 28.  Hugo, Victor Marie, comte, 1802-1885, novelist. To Jean Pons Guillaume Viennet. Solicits aid for "M. Pommier, ancien rédacteur d’un journal de Lyon." A.L.S.

1 p. 21 cm.

Bears the blue stamp of Société des Gens Lettres.

Published in Hugo, Correspondence. Paris, Albin Michael, 1952, Vol. 4, page 205 (PQ2279 .A2)

Bound in Hugo, L’Aumône. Rouen, Nicetas Periaux, 1830 (Lilly PQ2285 .A9). 1980


1848 Dec 22.  Barbier, Auguste, 1805-1882, poet. To Jean Bernard Lafon, called Mary-Lafont [i.e. Mary-Lafon]. "… j’ai l’honneur de vous envoyer le volume ci-joint. C’est de tous mes ouvrages celui que le publie a le plus favorablement accueilli…" A.L.S.

1 p. 21 cm.

Integral address leaf bears name of recipient who is also identified as "Archivisite de la Société des gens de lettres.

Tipped in between half title and title page of Barbier, Iambes et poèmes. Paris: Paul Masgana, 1841 (Lilly PQ2189 .B33 I13 1841). 1985.


1852 Aug 27.  Renan, Ernest, 1823-1892, philosopher. Paris, France. To Auguste Morel. Writes of criticisms on his book, Averroes…, of working at the library, and of taking a vacation in the near future. A.L.S.

3 p. 21 cm.

Removed from Ernest Renan, Averroes et l’averroisme: essai historique, Paris: Auguste Durand, 1852 (Lilly B749 .Z7r4). 1978


1853 Jan 14.  Musset, Louis Charels Alfred de, 1810-1857, poet. To Mon cher ami. Has spent the entire night rewriting his verses. A.L.S.

1 p. 21 cm.

Purchase. 1973


1853 Feb 15.  Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870, playwright, novelist. "Accepte pour six cent quatre vingt cinq francs au 15 fevrier 1853." A.D.S.

1 leaf 24 cm.

Paper watermarked with shadow border, date and initials.

Removed from Dumas, Catherine Howard, Paris, Charpentier, 1834 (Lilly PQ2225 .C25). 1975


1854 Apr 18.  Goncourt, Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de, 1822-1896, author. To [Jean François Barrière]. Thanks him for the review of the book in Journal des Debats. A.L.S.

1 p. 20.5 cm.

Signed: E. et Jules Alfred Huot de Goncourt, apparently in the hand of Edmond de Goncourt.

Removed from Edmond et Jules de Goncourt, Histoire de la société française pendant la Révolution. Paris: E. Dentu, 1854 (Lilly DC33.5 .G63 Vault). 1977


1854 Dec 11.  Lamartine, Alphonse Marie Louis de, 1790-1869, poet. Monceau, France. To "monsieur." Expresses his sympathy. Will be in Paris in three weeks and will talk with him then. A.L.S.

[2] p. 20.5 cm.

In French.

Gift. 1984


1856 Dec 19.  Merimée, Prosper, 1803-1870, novelist. Cannes Hotel de la Poste. To Leon François Raymond Pillet. Comments on the countryside and mentions the names of Lord Londesborough, Lady Ashburton, David Brewster, and Lady Shelley. A.L.S.

2 p. 21 cm.

Accompanied by a letter dated June 25, 1937, from a French dealer who established the year and the recipient of the letter.

Purchase. 1973


1857.  Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880, novelist. Madame Bovary errata. A.D.

3 p. 35 cm.

Vault 1.

Bound in green morocco.

Original holograph manuscript of errata present in the first edition of Madame Bovary.

From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, IN. 1956


1858 May 8.  Saint-René-Taillandier, René Gaspard Ernest, 1817-1879, historian. Montpellier, France. To “Monsieur et ami.” Recounts the final days and funeral arrangements of poet and mutual friend Auguste Brizeux. A.L.S.

[4] p. 21 cm.

In French.

Tipped in before half title page of Brizeux, Les Bretons . Paris: Paul Masgana, 1845. (Lilly PQ2201 .B67 B84 1845) 1991


1859 June.  Baudelaire, Charles Pierre, 1821-1867, poet. Fantòmes parisiens. A.D.

2 leaves. 20 cm.

Author’s signature has been clipped from another manuscript and pasted to the verso of the first leaf, signed “Tout à vous Ch. Baudelaire.”

From the adjunct second leaf ¼ of the lower part has been cut off.

Written on the verso of the second leaf is a portion of a letter to an unnamed correspondent who has been idenitifed as Jean Morel, directeur of la Revue francaise.

Both poem and letter are undated but published under the assigned date of June, 1859, in Oeuvres Completes de Charles Baudelaire par M. Jacques Crepet (Paris, Editions Louis Conard) 1947, vol. 13, pages 321-324 (PQ2191 .A1 1923).

Poem first published in La Revue Contemporaine , September 15, 1859.

Significant variations from version published as "Les Sept Viellards" in the second edition of Les Fleurs du Mal in 1861 (Lilly PQ2191 .F6 1861).

Formerly in the library of Victor Meric.

Purchase. 1976


1859-1902. Notes in several unidentified hands related to Recueil de pièces authentiques servant a l‘historire de la révolution à Strasbourg… by Andreas Ulrich published in 1795. A.Ds.

27 p. 5-28 cm.

Sixteen pieces dated: 28.2.59; [1861?]; 27.9.81 (with later appended date of 22.1.1902); 25.12.90; 6.8.91; 7.1.91; [1891?]; 19.4.93 (2 items); 20.4.93; 24.11.95; 27.4.96; 3.11.99; 14.4.99 (verso of printed birth announcement of M. & Mme. G. Lauth, 11 Mars 1899); 14.3.1901.

Removed from Ulrich, Recueil de pièces authentiques servant a l‘historire de la révolution à Strasbourg… Strasbourg, Chez André Ulrich, 1795 (Lilly DC195 .S8U45 1795). 1978


1863 Dec 5 [?].  Durand, Auguste, 1801-1877, publisher. Paris, [France]. To Monsieur Langlois. Letter of thanks. A.L.S.

1 p. 21 cm.

Removed from Vol. I of Jean Lebeuf, Histoire de la Ville et de Tout le Diocèse de Paris . Paris, Auguste Durand, 1863 (DC707 .L44). 1955


1866 Aug 3.  Renan, Ernest, 1823-1892, philosopher Sèvres, France. To Cher Monsieur. Asks to send him three or four copies of Langues se critiquer. A.L.S.

1 p. 20 cm.

Received date: August 6.

Watermark: Lacroix Frères.

Removed from Ernest Renan, L’abesse de Jouarre, Paris: Calman Lévy, 1866 (Lilly PQ2386 .R37A6). 1978


1867 May 22.  Hugo, Victor Marie, comte, 1802-1885, novelist. Hauteville House, [France]. To [Albert Lacroix.] Asks that a copy of Les Travailleurs de la Mer be given Mr. Gill. A.L.S.

1 p. 13 cm.

French.

From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, IN 1956


1870 Nov 28.  Feuillet, Octave, 1821-1890, author. To "Monsieur." Concerns the reestablishment of telegraphic communications. A.L.S.

1 p. 17 cm.

Gift. 1961


1873 Mar 6.  Labiche, Eugène, 1815-1888, playwright. Note authorizing Mr. Langneau to perform Labiche’s play, L'affaire de la rue de Louricine A.D.S.

1 p. 13.1 cm.

In French.

On embossed, E L, paper.

Removed from Labiche, L'affaire de la rue de Louricine , Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1857 (Lilly PQ2321 .A67) 1991


1876 May 17.  Richepin, Jean, 1849-1926, writer. Le Corsaire Journal politique quotidien, 123 Rue Montmartre, [Paris, France]. To "Cher Maitre." Writes about his book La chanson des gueux, which is going to appear the next Friday. A.L.S.

2 p. 21 cm.

Removed from Jean Richepin, La chanson des gueux, Paris: Librairie Illustrée, 1876 (Lilly PQ2387 R4 C5). 1977


1876 May 25.  Richepin, Jean, 1849-1926, writer. To "Cher Maitre." Thanks for writing a good review on his book, La chanson des gueux, and complimentary remarks. A.L.S.

1 p. 21 cm.

Removed from Jean Richepin, La chanson des gueux, Paris: Librairie Illustrée, [1876] (Lilly PQ2387 R4 C5). 1977


1881 Jun 14.  Zola, Émile, 1840-1902, author. Bibliothèque Charpentier, 13, Rue de Grenell-St.-Germain, Paris. To "mon cher ami." Requests that enclosed note be published in the recipient's literary news. A.L.S.

1 p. 20.5 cm.

In French.

Enclosure not present.

Removed from Zola, Nos auteurs dramatiques. Paris: Charpentier, 1881 (Lilly PQ2511 .N55 copy 2). 1982


1882 Dec 23.  Spoelberch de Lovejoul, Charles Victor Maximilien Albert, vicomte de, 1836-1907, bibliographer. Bruxelles, Belgium. To "monsieur." Thanks him for the information concerning the autographs he is selling. Asks whether he has any of Gautier, Balzac, or George Sand. A.L.S.

[4] p. 12.8 cm.

In French.

Removed from Spoelberch de Lovenjoul, Histoire des oeuvres de H. de Balzac . Paris C. Lévy, 1888 (Lilly PQ2181 .S7 1888). 1981


1884 Oct. 18  Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, author. Medan. To "Mon cher confrere." Deals with Germinal and translations of it. A.L.S.

2 p. 21 cm.

Addressee has been identified as Ernst Ziegler, translator of Germinal for the German market.

From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr. Indianapolis, Indiana 1956


1885 Feb 6.  Bourget, Paul Charles Joseph, 1852-1935, novelist, critic. Milan, Italy. To Philip Gille. Expresses his appreciation for the review of Cruelle Enigme in Figaro. A.L.S.

1 p. 20 cm.

Mounted in Bourget, Cruelle Enigme. Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1885 (Lilly PQ2199 .C95). 1974


1885 May 4.  Verne, Jules, 1828-1905, author. To M. A. Arnold. “Monsieur, Voici, en français, les compliment. Je votre tres obligè scriviteur.” A.N.S.

1 p. 8 cm.

Source unknown. Transferred from Lilly Library Administrative Office. 1975


1885 June 1.  France, Anatole, 1844-1924, author. Leaf from Nos Enfants. A.D.

1 leaf. 20 cm.

First two sentences are identical with those published on page 14 of France, Nos Enfants... Paris, Librairie Hachetts et Cie, 1887.

The remaining two sentences differ in content and structure and mention the names of Pauline and Claudine.

Leaf bears the number 4 in black ink in the upper right corner and the number 8 in blue crayon at the top of the mss.

The initials SM in blue crayon are located in the center of the leaf.

Removed from the above named edition of Nos Enfants (Lilly PQ2254 .N88). 1975


1885 June.  Rollinat, Maurice, 1846-1903, poet. to “Monsieur.” “J’ai été très sensible à la délicate attention que vous avez eue de me témoigner votre sympathie littéraire…” A.L.S.

1 p. 17.5 cm.

Tipped in following title page.

In Rollinat, Les névroses. Paris: G. Charpentier, 1883. 1987


1886 Feb 4.  Banville, Théodore de, 1823-1891, author. To “mon cher collaborateur.” Refers to Georges Rochegrosse and M. Lavaissirère. A.L.S.

1 p. 16 cm.

Removed from Banville, Les cariatides. Paris, Pilout, editeur, 1842 (Lilly PQ2187 .C27). 1974


1887 Apr 15.  Beque, Henry François, 1837-1899, dramatist. To Philippe Deforges. Au Ministre de Beaux Arts, rue de Valois, Paris. Refers to Becque’s book Michel Pauper. A.L.S.

1 p. 18 cm.

In French.

Accompanied by cover.

Date taken from postmark.

Removed from Becque, Michel Pauper. Paris: Tresse & Stock, 1887 (Lilly PQ2193 .B4 M62) 1974


1887 May.  Coppée, François, 1842-1908, poet, playwright. Sonnet entitled Sur la “Vestale”… & Henri Lefort. A.D.

1 leaf. 22 cm.

In ink.

Penciled note states “Sonnet intime & poeme inedit.”

Mounted in Coppée, Le Passant. Paris, Armand Magnier, 1897 (Lilly PQ2211 .C3P28 1897). 1974


1888 Jan 1.  Bergson, Henri Louis, 1859-1941, philosopher. Clermont-Ferrand, France. To Albert Kahn. 102 Rue Richliueu, Paris, France. Writes of staying at Clermont to work on his thesis and he wants to know all the news. A.L.S.

2 p. 18 cm.

Accompanied by envelope.

Removed from Henri Louis Bergson, Essai sur les données immédiates de la conscience: thése pour le doctorat, Paris: Félix Alcan, 1889 (Lilly B2430 .B4 E53). 1977


1888 Feb 24.  Agar-Marye, Mme Florence Leonide (Charvin), (Mme George Marye), 1836-1891, actress. To Sarah Bernhardt. Comments on Le Passant of François Coppée. A. copy

6 p. 28 cm.

Holograph copy in the hand of G. Mouravit, with appended commentary by Mouravit. This is not the Gustave Mouravit born in 1840. Published in L’Amateur d’Autograph, Nov., 1907, p. 304.

Bound in Coppée, Le Passant. Paris. Armand Magnier, 1897 (Lilly PQ2211 .C3P28 1897). 1974


1888 Mar 8.  Cherrier, Henri, 1839- , bibliographer. 44, Rue du Louvre, 44, Paris. To “mon cher collègue.” Explains that Les mariages de Paris does not include a list of members of the firm because the book was printed before he was informed that such a list is customary.

In French.

Mourning stationary.

Removed from Edmond François Valentin About, Les mariages de Paris. Paris: imprimé pour les Amis de Livres par A. Lahure, 1887 (Lilly PQ2151 .M33). 1980


1889 Aug 25.  Barrés, Maurice, 1862-1923, writer, politician. To d’Orfer. Discusses promotion of his latest book in newspapers where reviews or advertisements could appear. A.L.S.

[8] p. 16.5 cm.

In French.

Removed from Barrés, Anatole France. Paris: Charavay Frères, 1883 (Lilly PQ2254 .Z5B272). 1980.


1890 Jun 2.  Oliver, Arsène, -1895, author. To [?] His brochure Avisol. A.L.S.

2 p. 21 cm.

Mounted in Olivier’s… Avisol… Paris, Baudry et Cie, 1889. (Lilly TL 654 .O6A35) 1959


1890 Jun 6.  Verne, Jules, 1828-1905, author. Amiens, France To [?] Believes that the voyage around the world could be made in 60 days. A.L.S.

1 p. 12 cm.

In French.

Framed.

Gift. 1939


1890 Sept 7.  Regnier, Henri François Joseph de, 1864-1936, poet. La Lobbe par Wasigny, Ardennes. To Cher Monsieur. Accepts the invitation to collaborate with Albert Mockel in editing the review Wallonie. A.L.S.

3 p. 18 cm.

Purchase. 1973


1893 Dec 25.  Goncourt, Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de, 1822-1896, author. Rue Pierre-Guerin, Paris, France. To Madame Sichel Dulong. 69 rue d’amsterdam, Paris, France. “Trois jours passés…” A.Card S.

8 cm.

Message of six lines written on “Cart – Telegramme Response.”

Removed from Edmond et Jules de Goncourt, Préfaces et manifestes littéraitres, Paris: G. Charpentier et Cie., 1888 (Lilly PQ 2261 .P923). 1977.


1894 Feb 15.  Regnier, Henri François Joseph, de, 1864-1936, poet. To Georges Khnopff, 1 Rue Saint Bernard, Chaussee de Charleroi, Bruxelles, Belgigue. Hopes to see Khnopff at the Taverne du Globe in Brussels about the portrait. A.L.S.

2 p. 18 cm.

Stationary bordered in black.

Accompanied by envelope bordered in black with blue wax seal.

Date taken from envelope.

Purchase. 1973


1894 Oct 28.  Estaunié, Édouard, 1862-1942, author. Paris. To Monsieur. Accepts with pleasure the reproduction of “l’Emprinte” offered to him in the letter of the 26th past. A.L.S.

1 p. 17.7 cm.

In ink.

Removed from Estaunié, Le Silence dans la campagne. Paris, Perrin et cie, 1926 (Lilly PQ2609 .S8S58). 1980.


1894 Dec 5.  Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915, critic. 122 rue de Sac, Paris. To Octave Henri Marie Mirbeau. Writes of sending him the three copies of “Phocas” and discusses problems he’s been having Xan, and the Conseil d’Administration. A.L.S.

4 p. 22 cm.

Removed from Remy de Gourmont, Phocas, Paris: L’Ymagier, 1895 (Lilly PQ2266 .P574 3 copies) which is dedicated to Mirbeau. 1977


1895 Apr 20.  Maurras, Charles Marie Photius, 1868-1952, critic, author. 19, rue du Dragon, Paris. To “monsieur et cher confrère”. Thanks him for the complimentary article he wrote concerning Maurras’s book. A.L.S.

[2] p. 21 cm.

In French.

Removed from Maurras, Le chemin de paradis. Paris: C. Lévy, 1895 (Lilly PQ2625 .A954 C52). 1981


1897 Jul 25.  Barbusse, Henri, 1847-1935, author. Paris. To Alexandre Louis Marie Charpentier. Expresses his appreciation for the work done by Charpentier on the occasion of Barbusse’s betrothal to the daugther of “votre ami Mendès.” A.L.S.

2 p. 18 cm.

Paper is watermarked Paris Louvre Superieur.

Purchase. 1972


1899?.  Leconte, Sebastién Charles, 1865-1934, poet. Les Bijoux de Marguerite. A.D.

[102] leaves 32 cm.

Printer’s copy in ink written in cursive and printed styles.

Has 165 numbered leaves with blank leaves noted on preceding pages; leaf 163/4 may be missing.

Some poems with corrections.

Watermark: L.JDL&Cie.

Published in Paris, Edition du Mercure de France, 1899.

Formerly in the collection of Jules Marsan.

Purchase. 1980


19th cent.  Banville, Théodore de, 1823-1891, author. To “cher ami”. Has “un rendez-vous indispensable demain soir.” A.L.S.

2 p. 15.2 cm.

In ink.

Removed from Banville, Gringoire: Comédie en un acte en prose. Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1866 (Lilly PQ2187 .G86) 1994


1900 Apr 28.  Jammes, Francis, 1868-1938, poet, novelist. Orthez, France. To Van Mous. Writes concerning a visit of his friend’s children and compares his solitude with the charm of family life. A.L.S.

2 p. 29 cm.

Purchase. 1973


1900 Oct 5.  Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, author. Paris. To Monsieur. Offers praise for “la Société la Croix-Rouge.” A.L.S.

2 p. 20 cm.

French.

Purchase. 1967


1903 Apr 2.  Toulet, Paul Jean, 1867-1920, author. To Madame Prieu. 2 place La Fayette, Bagneres de Bigorre, [France]. With the best wishes of Paul to all the family. A.P.S.

9 cm

Postcard picturing Village au Kinh-Luoc Pagode des Roses.

Removed from Paul Jean Toulet, La jeune fille verte, Paris: Emile-Paul Frères, 1920 (Lilly PQ2639 .O88J54). 1977


1905 Mar 25.  Claudel, Paul Louis Charles Marie, 1868-1955, diplomat, poet, dramatist. Les Choephous. A.D.

2 p. 32 cm.

Note in another hand states the page was written by Claudel on this date.

Discussion of the second work, Choephoroe, of the Orestian trilogy by Aeschylus.

Removed from Chaudel, L’Announce faite à Marie, Paris, Editions de la Nouvelle Revue François, 1912 (Lilly PQ2605 .L2A85). 1974


1905 Nov 1.  Maurras, Charles Marie Photius, 1868-1952, critic, author. To “monsieur et cher confrère.” Extends thanks and congratulations. Understands that he is back from Spain: will send a copy of his last book. A.L.S.

1 p. 21 cm.

In French.

Removed from Maurras, L’avenir de l’intelligence. Paris: A. Fontemoing, 1905 (Lilly PQ2625 .A954 A94). 1981


1905 Apr 11.  Meunier, Charles, 1866-1940, bookbinder. To Mon cher ami. Concerned with bookbinding and “Amis de Livres.” A.L.S.

2 p. 18 cm.

Identification is tentative; signed with the last name.

Paper watermarked Verge Blanc Créme Superieur and Au Bon Marché Loyaute surround a seated figure.

Removed from Joris Karl Huysmans, Le qvartier Notre Dame . Paris, Librairie de la Collection des Dix, A. Romagnol, 1905 (Lilly PQ2309 .H4).

Volume was bound by Meunier and bears the signature of Romagnol.

Accessioned in Mss. Dept. in 1974


1905 June.  Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922, author. To Fernand Gregh. Comments on some of his own works, nationalism, and mentions Paul Dubois. A.L.S.

[10] p. 17.5 cm.

Watermark: Au Printemps Paris Nouveau Papier Français.

Date derived from date assigned for the publication of the letter in Correspondence de Marcel Proust, text…par Philip Kolb, Paris, Plon, 1979 (Main Library PQ2631 .R8Z4245), vol. 5, pages 273-279.

Letter does not bear the initials M.P. at its end which are given on page 276 of the published work.

Removed from Gregh, L’or des minutes: poésies. Paris, Bibliotheque-Charpentier, 1905 (Lilly PQ2613 .R4063). 1984


1906 Jan 15.  Berger, Philippe, 1846-1912, scholar. To “Monsieur et honoré collegue.” M. Fossey. A.L.S.

3 p. 18 cm.

Removed from Berger’s Histoire de l’ecriture dans l’aniquite… Paris, Imprimerie nationale, 1891(Lilly P211 .B5). 1965


1906 Oct 27.  Brunetiére, Ferdinand, 1849-1906, editor. Revue des Deux-Mondes, 15, Rue de L’Université, Paris. To [Marcel Prévost]. Writes that he is enclosing with letter a check for 18,000F to settle the balance on publishing Monsieur et Madame Moloch. Postscripts mentions he will be found in office next Wednesday, Oct. 31. A.L.S.

2 p. 18 cm.

Enclosure is not present.

Removed from Prevost, Monsieur et Madame Moloch. Paris: Alphonse Lemmerre, 1906 (Lilly PQ2383 .P6M75). 1977


1906 Sept. 19.  Philippe, Charles Louis, 1874-1909, novelist. Cérilly (Allier), [France]. To [?]. Is vacationing and asks that he send the latest issue of “Ermitage”. Hopes to see him in October. A.L.S.

1 p. 21.2 cm.

In French.

Removed from Philippe, Croquignole. Paris: E. Fasquelle, 1906 (Lilly PQ2631 .H5 C94). 1981


1907 Jan 18.  Tharaud, Jerome, 1874-1953, novelist, essayist. 17 Quai Voltaire, Paris. To Monsieur. Confirms an engagement. A.L.S.

1 p. 18 cm.

Signed J.J. Tharaud, the signature adopted by the two brothers, Jerome and Jean (1877-1952) Tharaud, when writing a common letter.

Mounted in Jerome and Jean Tharaud, L’Ombre de la Croix. Paris, Emile-Paul, 1917 (Lilly PQ2639 .H205 1917). 1959


1907 Dec 12.  Delisle, Leopold Victor, 1826-1910, author. To “Mon cher confrère, collegue & ami.” Refers to some publications of the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres. A.L.S.

1 p. 18 cm.

In French.

Removed from Delisle’s Recherches sur la Librairie de Charles V (Extrait) Hommage a l’Académie des inscriptioins et belles-lettres, 1857-1907. Paris, 1907. (Lilly AS162 .P315) From the library of Coella Lindsay Ricketts, Chicago, Illinois. 1967


1908 May 12.  Lanson, Gustave?, 1857-1934, author. To Edouard Jean Marie Champion. Does not wish to be a candidate for academy; praises work of Sturel. A.L.S.

2 p. 17 cm.

Removed from Charles Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, ... Montesquietu, Textes Choisis et Commentés par Fortunat Strowski. Paris, 1912. (PQ2011 .A17S9). 1951


1908 Jun 1.  Strowski, Fortunat Joseph, 1866-1952, author. Bordeaux, France. To Edouard Jean Marie Champion?. Volume 2 of Montaigne and Volume 3 of Pascal almost finished; volume 3 of Montaigne will be quickly done; religious opinions; mention of works of literary criticism. A.L.S.

4 p. 15 cm.

Removed from Charles Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, ... Montesquieu, Textes Choisis et Commentés par Fortunat Strowski. Paris, 1912. (PQ2011 .A17S9). 1951


1909 Feb 23.  Henry Fernard, 1859- , translator. To [Jean Adrien Antoine Jules Jusserand] Asking permission to dedicate his translation of John Milton’s Les Petits Poémes… to him. A.L.S.

4 p. 19 cm.

Mounted on front flyleaf of John Milton’s Les Petits Poémes… Traduits… Par Fernand Henry… Paris, Libraire Orientale & Américaine, 1909. 1961


1909 Apr 21.  Bergson, Henri Louis, 1859-1941, philosopher. Villa Montmorency, 18 Avenue des Villeurs, Montmorency, France. To Mon cher ami. Writes of profiting from the leave of absence from Peguy and argues that this friend has criticised George Sand, whom he admired in his youth, too severely. A.L.S.

3 p. 15 cm.

Removed from Henri Louis Bergson, L’Énergie spirituelle: essais et conférences, Paris: Libraire Félix Alcan, 1919 (Lilly B2430 .B4 E47). 1977


1909 May 16.  Boissy, d’Anglas, François Antoine, 1846-1921, baron, senator. Sénat. To Albert Auguste Gabriel Hanotaux. L’Academie francaise Anciens Ministre des Affaires Étrangères. Asks for help concerning the problem of the identity of the son of Louis XVII and what happened to him. A.L.S.

4 p. 23 cm.

Removed from François Antoine Boissy d’Anglas, Louis XVII et ses descendants, au gouvernement de la republique française, Annonay: Elie Cellier (Lilly DC137.3 .B864). 1977


1909 Jun 16.  Henry, Fernand, 1859- , translator. Riez, Basses-Alpes, France. To Jean Adrien Antoine Jules Jusserand. Is sending a copy of his translation of John Milton’s Les Petits Poémes… A.L.S.

3 p. 17 cm.

Mounted on front flyleaf of John Milton’s Les Petits Poémes… Traduits… par Fernand Henry… Paris, Libraire Orientale & Américaine, 1909. 1961


1909 Aug 31.  Larbaud, Valéry, 1881-1957, poet. 44 Dover Street, Piccadilly, London, England. To Dear Sir. Having been introduced to the recipient by D.S. O’Connor, the writer wishes an introduction to Stephen Wheeler who has written about Landor. Larbaud is about to begin his own book on Landor. A.L.S.

2 p. 18 cm.

Purchase. 1973


1910 Nov 27.  Strowski, Fortunat Joseph, 1866-1952, author. Bordeaux, France. To Edouard Jean Marie Champion, Paris. Awaiting a position at the Sorbonne; “our book” not forgotten but must get rid of Montaigne and the Bibliothèque française. A. Postcard S.

Date taken from postmark.

Removed from Charles Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, … Montesquieu, Textes Choisis et Commentés par Fortunat Strowski. Paris, 1912. (PQ2011 .A17S9). 1951


1911 Jun 4.  Barrès, Maurice, 1862-1923, writer, politician. Chambre des Députés. To Pierre Varenne. Letter of apology. A.L.S.

2 p. 18 cm.

In blue ink.

Addressee pencilled in.

Removed from Barrès, Le Jardin de Bérénice, Paris, Librairie Academique Didier, Perrin et Cie, 1891 (Lilly PQ2603 .A7J32). 1974


1912 Nov 21.  Romains, Jules, 1885-1972, novelist, poet. To Paul Fort. Offers four Odes for Vers et Prose. A.L.S.

1 p. 13 cm.

Purchase. 1973


1913 Feb 14.  Carco, Francis, 1886-1958, novelist, poet. 4 rue du Lycée, Nice. To “mon cher confrère”. “Mon ami Derieux m’ayant écrit que vous auriez l’occasion de reciter un ou deux de mes poèmes …” A.L.S.

2 p. 21 cm.

Removed from Carco, Chansons aigres-douces, Paris, Collection des cinq, 1913 (Lilly PQ2605 .A55C45). 1974


1913 Apr 6.  Curel, François de, 1854-1928, playwright. Château de Ketzing par Gondrexange, (Lorraine), France. To “cher ami.” Accepts his congratulations: compliments him on his own work. Hopes to see him in Paris this week. A.L.S.

[2] p. 17.5 cm.

In French.

Removed from Curel, La fille sauvage. Paris: P.V. Stock, 1902 (Lilly PQ2211 .C8 F4). 1980


1913 Oct 1.  “adresse à M. Chrétien une brochure, avec prière de la joindre au no 3773 de son catalogue, don’t elle est le complément indispensable.” A. calling card

6 cm.

In ink on calling card of Lazare Hippolyte Sadi Carnot, 1865-1950?, army officer, man of letters

Removed from Lazare Hippolyte Sadi Carnot, Lazare Carnot, son emprisonnement sans Louis XVI, Paris: Offert aux amis des livres, 1901 (Lilly DC146 .C28 B41). 1977


1914.  Morand, Paul, 1888-1976, author, diplomat. L’Enfant de Cent Ans. T(carbon), D.S.

[14] p. 26.5 cm.

Bound in three-quarter morocco and marbled paper cover.

Written in London.

Heavily corrected in black ink, red and lead pencil.

Purchase. 1982


1915 May 11-1916 Sept 17.  Fort, Paul, 1872-1960, poet.Paris, France To Michael Sadleir. Deals with Fort’s attempts to continue to publish his Poèmes de France. 3 A.L.S. 1T.L.S.

10 p. 17-27 cm.

Removed from Fort’s Choix de Ballades Françaises… Paris, 1913. (Lilly PQ2611 .O78C6). 1963


1917.  Claudel, Paul Louis Charles Marie, 1868-1955, diplomat, poet, dramatist. L’Homme et Son Desir: poeme plastique. Exemplaire No. XLVIII, Petropolis, Bresil. A.D.

7 leaves. 30 cm.

The seven leaves are hinged together to unfold to a length of 196 cm.

Enclosed in blue boards with white and gold lining.

Collage of figures in blue and white, in black and gold on blue by Mrs. Audrey (Bapst) Parr. Music by Darius Milhaud.

Yale University Library holds number 45 of the 53 manuscript copies of this work: Yale University Gazette, July 1975, page 60.

Purchase. 1974


1919 Jul 7.  Barrès, Maurice, 1862-1923, writer, politician. Chambre des Députés, Paris. To Madame la Barrone de Fleury. Letter concerning an appointment. A.L.S.

1 p. 21 cm.

In blue ink.

Addressee written in another hand in blue pencil.

Removed from Barres, Colette Baudoch…, Paris, Societe d’Edition et de Publications, Librairie Felix Juven, 1909 (Lilly PQ2603 .A7C6). 1974


1919 Aug 24.  Jusserand, Jean Adrien Antoine Jules, 1855-1932, author, diplomat. Washington, D.C. To Monsieur le Député. “…Au moment solemnel dans l’historie du monde, vous l’avez exposée en la ville que port le nom de cet autre grand Liberateur, George Washington…” A.D.S.

1 p. 49 cm.

Written on vellum, torn into two pieces.

folio.

Source unknown. 1973


1919 Oct 13.  Boylesve, René, 1867-1926, novelist. 27 rue des Vignes, Paris. To “Cher Monsieur.” Requests that an article by Gonzague Truc concerning himself be published in his “Revue.” Expresses interest in writing something for him and hopes they can discuss it. A.L.S.

1 p. 27.5 cm.

In French.

Removed from Boylesve, Mlle Cloque: roman. Paris: Éditions de la Revue blanche, 1899 (Lilly PQ203. O9 M19 1899). 1991


1920 Jul 20.  Grasset, Bernard, 1881-1955, publisher. 61 Rue des Saints-Pères, Paris. To Alphonse de Châteaubriant. Piriac-sur-Mer (Loire Inférieure), France. Expresses interest in publishing La brière. Is willing to send a contract based on the conditions set forth by Châteaubriant in an earlier letter. T.L.

[2]. 27 cm.

In French.

Removed from Châteaubriant, La brière. Paris: B. Grasset, 1923 (Lilly PQ2605 .H415 B85). 1980


1920 Oct 6.  Derème, Tristan, 1889-1941, poet. 19, Rue de la Pompe XVI. To Georges Ionescou. States he has received Ionscou’s letter. Derème is sending him two pages of his manuscript to read. A.L.S.

1 p. 13.5 cm.

In ink on blue paper.

Enclosure of article “Oce et Negoce” dated Aug. 26, [19]20. A.D.S.

2 p. 13.4 cm.

Removed from Derème, Tristan, Le Zodiaque. Paris, Émile-Paul Frères, 1927 (Lilly PQ2607 .E56Z4). 1980


1920 Oct 20.  Barbusse, Henri, 1874-1935, author. Aumont par Senlia (Oise), France. To Henri Lenseigne. Speaks of the Flammarion edition of “Pleureuses”, a copy of a poem from this work , and hopes that he is pleased with “ce petit hommage.” T.L.S.

1 leaf 13 cm.

Letterhead of Clarté, 12, rue Feydeau.

Removed from Barbusse, Pleureuses, Paris, Bibliothèque-Charpentier, 1895 (PQ2603 .A56P7). 1974


1920 Oct.  Barbusse, Henri, 1874-1935, author. Geste. A.D.S.

2 leaves 18 cm.

Poem of five 4 line stanzas

Appended note explains the relationship of the poem to the 1895 and Flammarion editions of Pleureses and hopes that Henri Lensigne, “bibliophile” is pleased with “ce modeste hommage.”

Bound in Barbusse, Pleureuses, Paris, Bibliothèque-Charpentier, 1895 (Lilly PQ2603 .A56P7). 1974


1920, Oct.  Barbusse, Henri, 1874-1935, author. Pleureuses: two verses. A.D.S.

1 leaf 18 cm.

Two verses from page 106 of the Charpentier edition of Pleureuses beginning “Comme un fleuve …” and “Je laisse sans penser…” in the volume inscribed to Henri Lenseigner.

Bound in Barbusse, Pleureuses, Paris, Bibliothèque-Charpentier, 1895 (Lilly PQ2603 .A56P7). 1974


1920?  Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963, author. [Drawing of a sailor]. A.D.S.

30.5x24.5 cm. 1 p.

In ink.

Inscribed: “a Maurice son ami.”

On title-page of Jean Cocteau, Escales. Paris: Editions de la sirène, 1920. 1986


1921 Jun.  Boëx, Joseph Henri Honoré, 1856-1940, author. Paris. To Cher… ami. Offers comment on the life and work of the unidentifed recipient. A.L.S.

1 p. 17 cm.

Signed: J H Rosny aîné.

In ink with penciled comment in margin.

Removed from Rosny, Nell Horn de L’Armée du salut. Paris, E. Giraud et Cie, 1886 (Lilly 3-3907). 1978


1924 Feb. 27.  Delteil, Joseph, 1894-1978, author. Paris. To Louis Brun. Paris. Encloses last chapter of his Cinq Sens . Would like to discuss the financial settlement. A.L.S.

1 p. 9 cm.

In French.

Enclosure not present.

Written on postcard: Place de la Concorde, Concorde Square, Paris.

Removed from Delteil, Allo! Paris!. Paris: Éditions des Quatres Chemins, 1926 (Lilly PQ2607 .E37 A75). 1980


1924 Dec 14.  Gourmont, Jean de, 1877-1928, critic. Paris 71 rue de St P… to Yves-Gérard le Dantec, 208 Boulevard Raspail, Paris XIV. Expresses concern about the reproduction of the portraits in “Muses.” A.L.S.

1 p. 16.3 cm.

Date from postmark.

Written on fold-over note paper.

Removed from Gourmont, Muses d’aujourd’hui. Paris, Mercure de France, 1910 (Lilly PQ443 .G6). 1985


1924-1925.  [Papers concerning Le Bal du Comte d’Orgel by Raymond Radiguet.]

6 holograph and printed pcs. 15.5-31.5 cm.

Contents: 1-2). Le Bal, by Joseph Kessel. A.D.S. 3 p. 21 cm. n.d. Accompanied by the printed article as published in Figaro, 14 July 1924. 3). J[oseph] Kessel. Letter to Albert Pigasse, Paris. A.L.S. 1 p. 16 cm. 6 Mar. 1925. 4). Darius Milhaud. Letter to “cher ami”. A.L.S. 1 p. 27.5 cm. n.d. 5). Corrected proof of unsigned leter to “Monsieur le Directeur du Temps.” L. 1 p. 27 cm. 192-. 6). Holograph notes regarding the page proofs of Le Bal…, prepared by the firm of Martin Breslauer, from whom they were purchased.

A.D. 4 p. 15.5 cm. n.d.

Removed from the page proofs of Radiguet, Le Bal du Comte d’Orgel. Paris, B. Grasset, 1924 (Lilly PQ2635 .A25B17). 1984


1926 Feb 2.  Léautaud, Paul, 1872-1956, editor, author. Mercure de France, 26, Rue de Conde, 26, Paris. To Monsieur. Concerns the problem of obtaining a place to live near his office. A.L.S.

1 p. 21 cm.

Letter signed with the author’s pseudonym of Maurice Boissard.

Removed from Léautaud, Le petit ami … Paris Societe du Mercure de France, 1903 (Lilly PQ2623 E14P48). 1974


1927 Feb 20.  Auriol, Jean Georges Huyot, 1863-1938, novelist. 44 Rue De Abbesses, Paris, 18e. To Cher Ami. Complains that he missed the performance of Les Compères; expresses his love for Irish writers, James Stephens and Synge; Vers et Prose will reappear at Christmas; mentions meeting Valéry and concludes with a remark about Ernest Pascal. A.L.S.

4 p. 16 cm.

The letter may be directed to Paul Fort.

Stationery bears stylized initial in rust device.

Purchase. 1973


1928 Mar 24.  Mortier, Alfred, 1865-1937, drama critic. Membre de L’association Professionelle de la Critique Dramatique & Musicale. 20, Rue du Printemps, XVIIe. To “chere Madame.” Refers to La Jevne Parque by Paul Valéry. A. card S.

7 cm.

Removed from Valéry, La Jevne Parque. Paris, Librairie Gallimard, 1936 (Lilly PQ2643 .A38J58 1936). 1974


1929?  Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963, author. [Drawing with inscription to Jacques Marmel.] A.D.S.

22x34 cm.

Drawing in ink and red pencil.

Inscription reads: “Souvenir de toute mon amitié à Jacques Marmel”

On half-title page and verso of blank leaf preceding half-title page of Jean Cocteau, Les Enfants terribles: roman. [Paris]: Bernard Grasset, 1929. 1986


1930 Feb 23.  Aveline, Claude, 1901- , author, publisher. L’Espézance, Font-Romeu (Pyr.-Orient.), France. To Charles Bosse. Concerns publishing background of André Gide’s translation of William Blake’s The marriage of heaven and hell. States that all but 43 of the 275 copies he published were destroyed. A.L.S.

[4] p. 18 cm.

In French.

Removed from William Blake, Le mariage du ciel et de l’enfer. Paris: C. Aveline, 1926 (Lilly PR4144 .M3214). 1981


1930 Mar 21.  Lyautey, Louis Hubert Gonzalve, 1854-1934, author, military officer.5, Rue Bonaparte-VIe. To L. Bailly-Maitre. Is pleased to be remembered from Madagascar and thanks him for the Joan of Arc material. A.L.S.

[2] p. 9 cm.

In French.

Removed from André Maurois, Lyautey. Paris: Plon, 1931 (Lilly DC342.8 .L8 M25). 1981


1930 Sept. 23?  Delteil, Joseph, 1894-1978, author. Pieusse (Aude), France. To “Mon cher ami.” Will send his Don Juan “le ler Octobre – dans 8 jours!” and would like to know when it will be promoted. A.L.S.

1 p. 9 cm.

In French.

Possibly to Louis Brun, editor at Grasset (Paris).

On postcard: Vallée de l’Aude, Limoux, N.-D. de Marceille, La Vierge et l’Eglise.

Removed from Delteil, Allo! Paris!. Paris: Éditions de Quatres Chemins, 1926 (Lilly PQ2607 .E37 A75). 1980


1931 Jan 15.  Barbusse, Henri, 1874-1935, author. Vigilia, Miramar par Théoule. To Octave Galhier. Barbusse will be happy to inscribe the writer’s copy of Le Feu when he returns to Paris. A.L.S.

1 leaf 23 cm.

Removed from Barbusse, Le Feu, Paris, Ernest Flammarion, 1916 (Lilly PQ2603 .A56F4 copy 1). 1974


1933 Feb 26.  Régnier, Henri François Joseph de, 1864-1936, poet. To H. Camile Bizot, 19 Rue dela Mairie, Varader, Loire Inferieux. The poet inscribed the accompanying volume to the recipient with pleasure. A.L.S.

1 leaf 16 cm.

Removed from Régnier, Sept Médailles amoureuses, Paris, La Centaine, 1928 (Lilly PQ2635 .E34S47) which is inscribed to “Camille Bizot.” 1973


1934.  Jouhandeau, Marcel, 1888-1979, author. [Images de Paris; drafts of five word sketches.] A.D.S.

[8] p. 20 cm.

Inscribed by the author to “Mon cher Moré” on p. [1].

Drafts mounted on stubs as follows: Gloire, 1 p., between p. 10-11; Ivrognesse, 1 p., between p. 12-13; La cravate de l’homme au sable, 1 p., between p. 22-23; Le corset, 2 p., between p. 80-81; L’homme qui se croyait Dieu-le-Père [published as “Dieu-le-Père”], 2 p., between p. 150-151 (Lilly PQ2619 .O76 I43)

In Jouhandeau, Images de Paris, Paris: Gallimard, 1934. 1989


1935 July 1  Picard, Gaston Louis Charles, 1892- , author. Paris, France. To Édouard Jean Marie Champion. Asking aid in securing the cross of a chevalier of the Legion of honor. A.L.S.

2 p. 20 cm.

Accompanied by: 1) Gaston Louis Charles Picard to Édouard Jean Marie Champion, July 5, 1935. A.L.S. 3 p. 20 cm.; 2) France. Ministère de l’éducation Nationale to Édouard Jean Marie Champion, August 1, 1935. The Grand Chancellory has refused to award the cross of a chevalier of the Legion of honor to Gaston Picard. L.S. 1 p. 22 cm.; 3) Gaston Louis Charles Picard to Édouard Jean Marie Champion, August 9, 1935. Regrets at not having been given the cross of a chevalier of the Legion of honor. A.L.S. 2 p. 19 cm.; 4) Sketch of literary achievement of Gaston Louis Charles Picard. A.D.

3 p. 31 cm.

Removed from Gaston Louis Charles Picard’s Hommage à Victor Hugo… Paris, La Caravelle, 1935 (PQ2298 .P5). 1951


1935 Oct 3.  Carco, Francis, 1886-1958, novelist, poet. 79, Quai D’Orsay, Paris, France. To “mon cher Reboul”. Discusses his scenario “La Femme traquée” and the financial arrangments for its production. A.L.S.

2 p. 27 cm.

Letter bordered in black.

Removed from Carco, L’equipe, Paris, Émile-Paul Fréres, 1919 (PQ2605 .A55E64). 1974


1937 May 27.  Crommelynck, Fernand, 1886-1970, playwright. 28 Bd. Victor Hugo, Neuilly sur Seine, France. To Charles Spaak. 10 Rue Ernest de Loison, Neuily, France. Would like to discuss an important and urgent matter with him. Requests that he call as soon as possible. A.L.S.

1 p. 19 cm.

In French.

Accompanied by cover.

Removed from Crommelynck, Les amants Puérils. Paris: Aux Editions de la Sirène, 1921 (Lilly PQ2605 .R76A77). 1983


1937 July 3.  Jouhandeau, Marcel?, 1888-1979, author. To Mon cher Poupet. Asks him to decide on the subject of restricted revision of the manuscript which he had given to Poupet. A.L.S.

2 p. 21 cm.

Signed: Jouhandeau.

Written in an unidentified hand.

Removed from Marcel Jouhandeau, Un Monde, Paris: Gallinard, 1950 (Lilly PQ2619 .O76U5). 1977


1941 Aug 15.  Masson, André, 1900- , author. Quinsac, Gironde, France. To André Girodie, Paris, France. Thanking him for his letter, a catalogue of an exposition, and information concerning Nicolas Beaujon. A.L.S.

2 p. 18 cm.

Accompanied by: 1) Cover; 2) Notes relating to Nicolas Beaujon. 8 p. 4-15 cm.; 3) Portraits of Nicolas Beaujon.

Removed from André Masson’s Un Mécène Bordelais, Nicolas Beaujon, 1718-1786… Bordeaux, Delmas, 1937. 1951


1942 Sept. 28.  Gaulle, Charles de, 1890-1970, pres. of France. 4 Carlton Gardens, S.W.I., [London, England]. To [Sir Harold George] Nicolson. “…je viens seulement de lire l’article que vous avez publié dans la revue ‘Spectator’.” A.L.S.

2 p. 25.5 cm.

Accompanied by typed transcription and translation.

Gift. 1985


1944 Feb. 29.  La Tour du Pin, Patrice de, 1911- , poet. Le Bignon-Mirabeau, Loiret, France. To Jacques Collin Delavaud. 86 Boulevard Malesherbe, Paris, France. Writes that he won’t be able to come to Paris before spring. Sends him wishes to Jäis and to all his friends at La Tortue. A.L.S.

2 p. 21 cm.

Accompanied by envelope from which date and place are noted.

Removed from Patrice de La Tour du Pin, La quête de joie, Paris: La Tortue, 1933 (Lilly PQ2623 .A679 Q5). 1977


1945 Feb. 5.  Gide, André Paul Guillaume, 1869-1951, author. 14, Rue Michelet, Algiers. To [Pierre de Lanux]. “Au sujet de la publication dans Carrefour…j’ai correspondon avec Boutelleau … pour ce même Carrefour, un article de Christian Megret…”; mention of his article Justice et Charité. A.L.S.

1 p. 27 cm.

In French.

Removed from Gide, Journal, 1939-1942… Paris, Gallimard, 1946 (Lilly PQ2613 .I2Z53 1946). 1975


1946 Jan 6.  Giono, Jean, 1895-1970, novelist. To “Chère Anna”. Concerned about the malady of leprosy. A.L.S.

2 p. 27 cm.

Letter concludes with the names of Adrene de Spinetta and Docteur Bernard Spinetta, 22 Rue de France 22, Nice. A.M.

Removed from Giono, Les Âmes Fortes. Paris, Gallimard, 1949 (Lilly PQ2613 .I57A52). 1983


1946 Feb 24.  Giono, Jean, 1895-1970, author. To [Jean] Denoël. He speaks with deep affection of Adrienne Monnier and Sylvia Beach, about his farm, and about working on his books and poems. A.L.S.

2 p. 20 cm.

In black ink on yellow paper.

Removed from Giono, Rondeur des jours… Alger: Editions “Les vraies richesses”, 1936 (Lilly PQ2613 .I57R77). 1977


1947?.  Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980, author. The respectful prostitute… Translated and adapted by Eva Wolas. D.

[2], 42 p. 28 cm.

Mimeo with extensive pencil corrections and annotations in an unknown hand.

Title page has stamp of Frieda Fishbein, authors’ representative.

The Wolas version was first performed at New Stages Theatre, Feb. 9, 1948.

Transfer. Book Department, Lilly Library. 1986


1950 Jan 6.  Cayla, Robert, bookseller. 28, Rue Saint-Sulpice, Paris 6e. To Maitre Yves Breton, Notaire, 15 rue Armand de Pontmartin à Avignon (Vaucluse). Discusses the receipt of the manuscript of Henri Perruchot’s work, its price and textual problems. Encloses a letter of Perruchot. A.L.S.

1 p. 20 cm.

Date from postmark.

Written on fold-over stationary of Librairie Robert Cayla.

Enclosure: Henri Perruchot, 1917- , author. 26, Rue St Louis en l’Isle, Paris (IVe). To Robert Cayla. 3/1-1950. Relates problems with a portion of the manuscript of Epiphanisme. A.L.S. 1 p. 27 cm.

With the letter is page 10 of the manuscript of “Introduction à l’Epiphanisme,” n.d. A.D., 2 p. 22.3 cm. In blue and red ink with many emendations. Written on verso of a printed notice for a meeting, Mardi 15 Mars, of l’Internationale Des Jeunes Contre La Guerre. Published on pages 26-27 of “Introduction…”

Removed from Perruchot, Introduction à l’Epipanisme . Paris, Le Sillage, 1949 (Lilly B817 .P4) which is inscribed by Perruchot to Yves Breton. 1985


1950 June 17.  Giono, Jean, 1895-1970, author, et al. Manosque, Basses Alpes, France. To Jean Denoël, 16, rue de Bourgogne, Paris VIIe. “On a bien parlé de vous et bien pensé a vous aujourhui avec Buffet et [Bergé?].” A. card S.

9 cm.

Signed also with a message from “siene” and the signature of Bernard Buffet.

Removed from Giono, Rondeur des jours… Alger: Editions “Les vraies richessess,” 1936 (Lilly PQ2613 .I57R77). 1977


1950 Oct 1.  [Bosco], Henri, 1888-1976, poet, educator, novelist. Rabat, Morocco. To M. De Noel, Editeur. Series of questions beginning: Où êtes vous? ApcS.

2 p. 10.7 cm.

Signed: Henri & Madeleine.

Written in green ink on picture postcard of Van Gogh’s Sailing Boats at Les Saintes-Maries.

Addressee in pencil on picture side of card.

Removed from Bosco, Des sables à la mer: pages marocaines . Paris, Gallimard, 1950 (Lilly PQ2603 .O626D44). 1985


1951?  Jouhandeau, Marcel, 1888-1979, author. To [Paul Charles Jules] Robert. Writes of coming to visit the next day and staying overnight. “Mon livre Élise architecte est sorti.” A.L.S.

2 p. 21 cm.

Dated: Vendredi.

Addressed to “Mon cher petite Robert.”

Removed from Marcel Jouhandeau, Élise architecte, Paris: B. Grasset, 1951 (Lilly PQ2619 .O76 E42 1951). 1977


1952 July 25.  Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963, author. To Norbert O. Meissner, Pension Briechle, Moorweidenstrasse 34, Hamburg 13. Friendly personal letter. A.L.S.

1 p. 27 cm.

Accompanied by cover and three photographs.

Purchase. 1970


1954 Jan 12.  Cauda, Patrice, 1925- , poet. To trés cher. “Voila le travail, est-ce bien comme ça?” A.L.S.

1 p. 27 cm.

Dated Mardi, with 13-1-54 in pencil in upper right hand corner, as a received date, in another hand.

Removed from Cauda, Domaine inachevé: poemes. Paris: J. Aubanel et son Frère, 1954 (Lilly PQ2605 A.58 D66), no. 1 of 12 numbered copies. 1977


1963 Sept. 25-Oct 9.  Les deux scandales de Panama [by Jean Bouvier: correspondence, etc.] T.Ls.S.

2 p. 27 cm.

Contents: 1) Letters to Jean Bouvier, 1920- , professor à la Sorbonne, from Jean Falaize, 25 Sept. 1963, carbon of T.L., and from Jules Marie Priou, 9 Oct. 1963, T.L.S., concerning illustrations for Bouvier, Les deux scandales de Panama. 2) Photograph, copy, of M. et. Mme. Cornélius Herz, published between pages 112-113 of Les deux scandales … Rene Juilliard, Paris, 1964 (Main HE537.3 .B783). 3) Tracé du canal, printed, from Supplément au Bulletin du Canal Interocéanique, No. 69, 1er Juillet 1882.

Transferred from Lilly Library Book Department, acquired with the M. Fontane purchase of 1982 from G. Sabbagh, Paris. 1985


1965 May 1.  Ribemont-Dessaignes, Georges, 1884- , author. Saint Jeannet Alpes-Martines, France. To Valentine Hugo. Writes of having the flu and seeing one of Hugo’s works, which he liked. “…et me rend de la jeuness, cette jeuness qu’un justement n’a cessé d’être la votre.” A.L.S.

2 p. 21 cm.

Removed from Jacques Prévert, Georges, Cagnes: [s.n.], 1965 (Lilly PQ2631 .R387 G34). 1977


1969 Mar 4.  Fannière, Edith, binder. To Timothy d’Arch Smith. Writes of buying copies of “L’instinct de bonheur” which could be found at a bookstore on the right bank; of rebinding a copy of “L’Oracle” and mentions technicalities of keeping the format intact. A.L.S.

3 p. 24 cm.

In dark blue ink on one sheet of blue paper and one of white.

Removed from Roger Peyrefitte, L’Oracle, Paris: Jean Vigneau, 1948 (Lilly PQ2631 .E915 O63). 1977


1969 July 22.  Fannière, Edith, binder. To Timothy d’Arch Smith. Received “la Nature du Prince” and is rebinding it in light gray; “La Batarde” is coming along, it is being bound in morocco leather and leather the same as for L’Oracle. A.L.S.

1 p. 21 cm.

In blue ink on white paper.

Removed from Roger Peyrefitte, L’Oracle, Paris: Jean Vigneau, 1948 (Lilly PQ2631 .E915 O63). 1977


1969.  Autrand, Charles, fl. 1969, poet. Amerika (1966). A.D.S.

1 p. 27 cm.

Fifteen lines of verse published on page 58 of Autrand, La peine de vivre… 1969

Removed from Aurand, La peine de vivre, Paris, Libraire Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 1969 (Lilly PQ2661 .U85P37) 1974


1970 July 3.  Frannière, Edith, binder. To [Timothy] d’Arch Smith. Mentions letter sent with two books, bound in morocco leather; writes of binding some books with photographic montage and learning restoration of old books. A.L.S.

2 p. 24 cm.

In blue ink on blue paper.

Removed from Roger Peyrefitte, La fin des ambassades, Paris: Flammarion, 1953 (Lilly PQ2631 .E915 F49). 1977


1975 Feb 25.  Milorad, poet. To Cher ami. Refers to the self-portrait of Cocteau. Brenner proposes on the suggestion of Roger Vigny “de faire une matinée de France-Culture sur Cocteau…” A.L.S.

1 p. 29.5 cm.

In blue ink.

Paper watermarked with fleur-de-lis surrounded by St. Louis (PSL).

Removed from Cocteau, Lettres à Milorad. Paris, Éditions Saint-Germain-des-Pres, 1975 (Lilly PQ2605 .O15Z5 1975). 1979


1975?  Berger, Anne, 1951- , poet. la loi blanche. A.D.S.

1 p. 20.5 cm.

In blue ink.

Written on p. [3].

Fair copy of poem published on p. 7.

In Berger, La Loi blanche. Paris: Librairie Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 1975. (Lilly PQ2662 .E6614 L83) 1987


1975?  Brindeau, Serge, 1925- , poet, editor. Harmonie bouge. A.D.S.

7 p. 21-30 cm.

Draft of poem with corrections and alterations in ink, pencil, and felt-tip.

Only p. 4 is 21 cm.

Accompanied by orginal collage by Alix Haxthausen, D.S., ca. 1975, 18.5x25 cm.

Removed from Brindeau, Harmonie bouge; gravures de Alix Haxthausen. G.D., 1975 (Lilly PQ2662 .R556 H28). 1986


1976 Mar.  Clément, Line, poet. Déjà les ailes sont noires Tu seras la fourmi au trombone… A.D.S.

1 p. 14 cm.

Last two lines, with illustrations, from the poem “La panoplie de la parfaite petite ménagère” in À la fenêtre d’une chiromancienne bègue.

Removed from Clément, À la fenêtre d’une chicomancienne bègue. Paris: Librairie Saint Germain-des-Prés, 1974 (Lilly PQ2663 .L55A12), no. 33 of 40 numbered copies. 1977


1977 Sept. 23.  Zaborski, Frédéric, 1955- , poet. Chansons d’enfant… [first line of poem]. A.D.S.

1 leaf 14 cm.

Poem of 18 lines in blue ink.

Date and signature on verso.

Removed from Frédéric Zaborski, Cercueil de rêves, Paris: Editions Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 1974 (Lilly PQ2686 .A15C42) 1977


undated.  Ackermann, Louise Victorine Choquet, 1813-1890, poet. La France saigne encor; qu’elle se tranquillise [first line]. A.D.S.

1 p. 10.2 cm.

Removed from, but not published in, Ackermann, Poésies philosophiques. Nice: Caisson et Mignon, 1871 (Lilly PQ2152 .A24 P74). 1991


undated.  Antoine, André, 1858-1943, theatre manager, author. To Ernest Renan. Asks Renan to let him produce L’abesse de Jouarre as a play at the Theatre-Libre. Makes reference to Emile Zola, Théodore de Banville, Alphonse Daudet, comte Tolstoi, Jean Richepin, Emile Bergerat, Henry Becque, and others. A.L.S.

4 p. 22 cm.

In red ink with corrections.

Watermark: Oriental Paper (with emblematic device).

Removed from Ernest Renan, L’abesse de Jouarre, Paris: Calmann Lévy, 1886 (Lilly PQ2386 .R37A6). 1978


undated.  Augier, Émile, 1820-1889, dramatist. 43, Rue de Clichy. To “mon cher poète.” Note of thanks. A.L.S.

[2] p. 6 cm.

In French.

On black-bordered calling card of Augier.

Removed from Augier, Madame Caverlet: piece en quatre actes, en prose. Paris: Calmann Levy, 1876 (Lilly PQ2154 .A6 M17 1876). 1991


undated.  Badin, Georges, 1941- , poet. l’arbre des l’enfance… [first line of poem]. A.D.

1 p. 31 cm.

Seven lines of poetry in ink.

Removed from Badin, Places. Tarn, France: Gaston Puel, 1968 (Lilly PQ2662 .A32 P69). 1977


undated.  Badin, Georges, 1941- , poet. de l’eau trainée… [first line of poem]. A.D.

1 p. 31 cm.

Three lines of poetry in ink.

Removed from George Badin, Places. Tarn, France: Gaston Puel, 1968 (Lilly PQ2662 .A32 P69). 1977


undated.  Becque, Henri François, 1837-1899, dramatist. To “Chere Madam”. Regrets that he is unable to accept her kind invitation. A.L.S.

1 p. 18 cm.

Paper watermarked Original Andward Mill.

Removed from Becque, L’enfant prodigue… Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, 1868 (Lilly PQ2193 .B4E56). 1974


undated.  Becque, Henri François, 1837-1899, dramatist. To “Ma chere amie”. He is concerned about the health of his friend. A.L.S.

3 p. 18 cm.

Paper watermarked Original Andward Mill.

Removed from Becque, L’enfant prodigue … Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, 1868 (Lilly PQ2193 .B4E56). 1974


undated.  Becque, Henri François, 1837-1899, dramatist. To “Ma chere amie”. Mentions Anatole Claveau and Victorien Sardou. A.L.S.

1 p. 17 cm.

Paper watermarked Original Debils Mills.

Removed from Becque, L’enfant prodigue … Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, 1868 (Lilly PQ2193 .B4E56). 1974


undated.  Bernard, Tristan, 1866-1947, dramatist. To Cher Ubu. Mentions that Léon Blum is coming to dinner and that he (Tristan) would like to see the play La Cloche Engloutie by Gernhardt Hauptmann. A.L.S.

1 p. 18 cm.

Dated: Jeudi.

In pencil on verso: à Maurice Donnay.

Purchase. 1972


undated.  Bernard, Tristan, 1866-1947, dramatist. To mon cher ami. Extends invitation for dinner on Friday, with friends Léon Blum and his wife. “Madame B[------] me charge de toutes ses amitiés, pour vous et Madame Ubu.”

Purchase. 1972


undated.  Bernstein, Henri, 1876-1953, dramatist. Winter Palace, Nice-Cimiez. To Marcelle Geniat. Complimentary remarks and an invitation to lunch at the hotel. T.L.S.

1 p. 18 cm.

Dated November 19.

Removed from Bernstein, Le Venin. Paris, Librairie Arthème Fayard, 1938 (Lilly PQ2603 .E65V46). 1974


undated.  Berthollet, Claude Louis, comte, 1748-1822. Note. Refers to a small volume on bleaching. A. note S.

1 p. 13 cm.

In French.

Removed from Berthollet’s Essai de statique chirnique …Paris, Firmin Didot, 1803. 2v. (Lilly QD501 .B54). 1956


undated.  Bloy, Ernest Henri Marc, 1846-1917, author. [Ici on assassine les grands hommes]. A.D.

2 p. 18 cm.

Text begins: Voila dix ans qui il est enterré, le pauvre Hello!... with holograph corrections and variations from the printed work.

Incomplete.

Accompanied by three pages of notes, A.Ds., 16 and 22 cm.

Bound in Bloy, Ici on assassine … Paris, Du Mercvre de France, 1895 (Lilly PQ2198 .B18I16).


undated.  Campan, Mme Jeanne Louise Henriette (Genet), (Mme Pierre Dominique François Berthollet dit Campan), 1752-1822, educator, first lady of the bedchamber to Marie Antoinette. To Monsieur. Speaks of her brother, of “Citoyen Dufay” and of the minister of war. A.L.S.

1 leaf 24 cm.

Date illegible but it may be “Ce 25 pluv: anno 1” or 1793, Feb. 13.

French.

Purchase. 1967


undated.  Cauda, Patrice, 1925- , poet. [Domaine inachevé: poemes]. A.D.S.

8 leaves 23.5 cm.

Contains 8 of the 12 poems published in Cauda, Comine inachevé: 1) Né sous une étoile sans nom… 2) Sur quelle route… 3) Mon amour comme une argile… 4) Les rochers surplombent mon corps… 5) Longtemp l’heur va-t-elle tourner… 6) Au bout du monde un homme… 7) Quelle voix m’appelle dans le lointain… 8) Quelle étoile s’attendrira…

Each poem in ink on deckle-edged paper, signed with the full name of the poet.

Removed from Cauda, Domaine inachevé: poèmes. Paris: J. Aubanel et Son Frère, 1954 (Lilly PQ2605 .A7973 D66), no. 1 of 12 numbered copies. 1977


undated.  Chabert, Pierre, poet. Gode. A.D.S.

1 p. 27 cm.

Poem of 12 lines in ink.

Published in Chabert, Les sales bêtes, page 28

Removed from Chabert, Les sales bêtes. Paris: Poésie-Club, 1968 (Lilly PQ2605 .H21 S16), copy U of 26 copies. 1977


undated.  Claretie, Jules, 1840-1913, author. Viroflay, Seine-et-Oise, France. To “Chére Madame et Amie.” Revision. A.L.S.

1 p. 17 cm.

Gift. 1961


undated.  Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963, author. To André Paysan. Inquires of his friend’s silence and comments on their joint work, “le gros monsieur en deuil.” A.L.S.

2 p. 18 cm.

Written in ink across two contiguous pages.

Accompanied by stamped envelope from which recipient’s name is derived; postmark undecipherable.

Purchase. 1979


undated.  Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963, author. To André Paysan, 9 rue Frochot 9, Paris. Comments on their exchange of letters and mentions their joint work as “le vieux monsieur en deuil”. A.L.S.

2 p. 20 cm.

Written in ink across two contiguous pages.

Accompanied by stamped envelope from which recipient’s name is derived; postmark dated may be: 4-9-12.

Purchase. 1979


undated.  Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963, author and André Paysan, playwright. Le gros Monsieur en deuil. Piece en un Acte par André Paysan et Jean Cocteau. A.D.S.

22 p. 31 cm.

Cover page illustrated with figure of obese man drawn in ink.

Cast of characters given on verso of title page.

First 12 pages of text in ink appear to be in the hand of Paysan.

Last 6 unnumbered pages in ink with other lines in pencil on verso of last 2 pages appear to be in the hand of Cocteau.

Accompanied by former binding in purple boards with leather spine; title and authors’ names in gold.

Purchase. 1979


undated.  Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle, 1873-1954, novelist. To Madame Mimi Carter, 7 rue Mesnil, Paris. “J’ai encore bien mal a le jambe…” A. card S.

9 cm.

Accompanied by cover, postmarked from the Department of Isere.

Removed from Colette, Sido, Paris, J. Ferenczi & Fils, 1930 (Lilly PQ2605 O28S56 1930). 1973


undated.  Coppée, François, 1842-1908, poet, playwright. To Madame. Approves the recipient’s scheme for the domestic education of young women. A.L.S.

2 p. 18 cm.

Several phrases are blacked out.

Purchase. 1973


undated.  Coupon, Gérard, 1953- , poet. douleur rase. A.D.S.

1 p. 14 cm.

Poem of 14 lines written in blue ink.

Removed from Coupon, Appel à la lézarde. Paris, Éditions Saint Germain-des-Prés, 1974 (Lilly PQ2663 O83 A64), no. 11 of 40 numbered copies. 1977


undated.  Courteline, Georges, 1858-1929, dramatist, author. To “cher ami.” Apologizes for not receiving his letter sooner, and grants his request. A.L.S.

1 p. 18.3 cm.

In French.

Removed from Courteline, Les femmes d’amis. Paris: C. Marpon et E. Flammarion, 1888 (Lilly PQ2605 .O7677 F32). 1982


undated.  Daudet, Alphonse, 1840-1897, author. 18 rue de Vorges, Paris. To Mon cher confrère. Feels obliged to address the second volume of theater to him. A.N.S.

1 leaf 15.5 cm.

Removed from L’évangéliste: roman parisien, Paris: E. Dentu, 1883 (Lilly PQ2216 .E9 copy 2). 1977


undated.  Delille, Jacques Montanier, 1738-1813, poet. To L’abbe Bertin. Planinville, Normandie, France. Apologizes for not writing more frequently. Discusses a letter Bertin wrote to Voltaire. A.L.S.

[2] p. 23.5 cm.

In French.

Gift. 1984


undated.  Delteil, Joseph, 1894-1978, author. Pieusse (Aude), France. To “Cher ami.” Discusses the release and promotion of his new book. A.L.S.

[3] p. 9 & 17 cm.

In French.

Possibly to Louis Brun, editor at Grasset (Paris).

Page [1] on postcard: Vallée de l’Aude, Défilé de St-Georges, Près Anat, Sortie des Gorges et l’Usine Électrique.

Removed from Delteil, Allo! Paris!. Paris: Éditions des Quatres Chemins, 1926 (Lilly PQ2607 .E37 A75). 1980


undated.  Delteil, Joseph, 1894-1978, author. Pieusse (Aude), France. To “Mon cher ami.” Discusses financial arrangements for the German translation of his Don Juan. Will not be returning to Paris. A.L.S.

1 p. 13.7 cm.

In French.

Possibly to Louis Brun, editor at Grasset (Paris).

On postcard: Vallée de l’Aude, Péler-Nage de Notre-Dame de Marceille, Près l’Moux - La Vierge.

Removed from Delteil, Allo! Paris!. Paris: Éditions des Quatres Chemins, 1926 (Lilly PQ2607 .E37 A75). 1980


undated.  Delzant, Alidor, 1848-1905, literary critic. To “Mon cher ami.” Goncourt has entrusted him to deliver “le précieux volume” with the second prèface not printed on Japon. His own work with a chapter on Philippe Burty is under way. A.L.S.

1 p. 13.5 cm.

In ink on gray paper.

Delzant’s own work, Les Goncourt, with pages 240-254 on Burty, was published in Paris in 1889 (Main PQ2261 .Z5D3).

Removed from Edmond de Goncourt, Germinie Lacerteux (with the Second Preface). Paris, Charpentier, 1888 (Lilly PQ2261 .G375) which is inscribed by Goncourt to Burty. 1982


undated.  Deville, Michel, poet. [Poèmes Zinopinés: three poems]. D.

3 p. 29.8 cm.

In ink in an unidentified hand.

Poem titles: Le vieil âne et l’amer; Amour fou; La vache.

Published on pages 7-8, 60, 99, of the work from which they were removed.

Accompanied by photograph of an unidentified man, presumably Deville.

Removed from Deville, Poèmes Zinopinés. Paris, Editions Saint-Germain-des Prés, 1972 (Lilly PQ2664 .E8P74). 1984


undated.  Du Bouchet, André, 1924- , author. Ici en deux. A.D.S.

[36] p. 34x25.5 cm.

Illustrated by two drawings in blue pencil by Geneviève Asse, one of which is signed.

Two minor variations from the published text.

folio.

Removed from De Bouchet, Ici en deux. Genève, Quentin, 1982 (Lilly PQ2664 .U288I16). 1982


undated.  Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870, author. To Alphonse Millaud. Recommends the son of a mutual acquaintance to cover courses at the Sorbonne for one of Millaud’s newspappers. A.L.S.

1 p. 21.5 cm.

In French.

Dated: 20 juillet.

Removed from Alexandre Dumas, Impressions de voyage. Paris, Revue des Deux Mondes, 1834 (Lilly PQ2227 I4 1834). 1980


undated.  Dumas, Alexandre, 1824-1895, novelist, playwright. To Charles de La Roûnat. Mentions his friend’s last letter and poses certain philosophical questions. A.L.S.

6 p. 20.5 cm.

Addressed to “Cher Ami.”

Recipient’s identification based on pencilled name.

Watermark: L-JDL&Ce.

Removed from Vol. 1 of Dumas, Théatre Complet , 8 vols. Paris, Calmann Lévy, 1890 (Lilly PQ2231 .A19 1890). 1979


undated.  Dumas, Alexandre, 1824-1895, novelist, playwright. To Léodile Bera de Champceix. Offers criticism on the author’s play in three acts. A.L.S.

8 p. 18 cm.

Addressed to “Madame.”

Recipient’s identification based on penciled name.

Watermark: JO[?]NSON 1864.

Removed from Vol. 1 of Dumas, Théatre Complet, 8 vols. Paris, Calmann Lévy, 1890 (Lilly PQ2231 .A19 1890). 1979


undated.  Dumas, Alexandre, 1824-1895, novelist, playwright. To Mon cher ami. Mentions his daughter Jeannine Dumas and his home. A.L.S.

4 p. 15.5 cm.

Watermark: TREASURY.

Removed from Vol. 1 of Dumas, Théatre Complet, 8 vols. Paris, Calmann Lévy, 1890 (Lilly PQ2231 .A19 1890). 1979


undated.  Dumas, Alexandre, 1824-1895, novelist, playwright. To Monsieur. Mentions La Dame aux Camélias, the Vaudeville, Déjazet, and M. de Beaufort. A.L.S.

4 p. 18 cm.

Embossed circle, 1.3 cm., in upper left corner bears words Extra Superfine with small floral design in center.

Removed from Vol. 1 of Dumas, Théatre Complet, 8 vols. Paris, Calmann Lévy, 1890 (Lilly PQ2231 .A19 1890). 1979


undated.  Estaunié, Édouard, 1862-1942, author. To Monsieur. Comments on the accomplishments of Genevieve Rostan who is a woodcut artist of genunine talent. A.L.S.

2 p. 18 cm.

Stationery bordered in black.

Accompanied by two wood-cut illustrations by Rostan which were used for L’infirme aux mains de lumière by Estaunié published by Ferenczi in 1925.

Removed from Estaunié, L’infirme aux mains de lumière. Paris, B. Grasset, 1923 (Lilly PQ2609 .S8I43). 1985


undated.  L’Eternel fatigué… sur la terre. A.D.

1 p. 16 cm.

Brief tract of 18 liines in which Mirabaud [i.e., Paul Henri Thiry, baron d’holbach] is mentioned and in which Mirabeau may be vilified.

Signed with indecipherable initials.

Seven words on verso: …nullam de eo…

Removed from Vie publique et privée de Honoré Gabriel Riquetti, comte de Mirabeau. Paris: Hotel d’Aiguillon, 1791 (Lilly DC147 .M7 V656). 1977


undated.  Farrèré, Claude, 1876-1957, author. L’Extravagante Aventure D’Arif Pacha. A.D.

11 leaves 31-33 cm.

In black ink with correctionis.

Portions blacked out.

Paper watermarked Original Turkey Mill Kent.

In rose, green and gold slip case.

Purchase. 1972


undated.  Farrèré, Claude, 1876-1957, author. Opium, translated by Montgomery Evans. T.D.S.

202 [i.e. 200] p. 27 cm.

Carries a few holograph corrections.

Errors in paging: 87 numbered 88, 115 numbered 116.

Translation of Claude Farrèré’s Fumé d’opium, first published in Paris in 1904.

Preface by Pierre Louÿs.

Gift. 1957


undated.  Fleury, Jules, 1821-1889, author. To Mon cher maitre. Asks to send him new books and a copy of Etudes de l’antiquité en le moyen âge; wishes to see him in the near future but he is never there and the trip would be too hard. A.L.S.

1 p. 21 cm.

Letter signed: Champfleury.

Removed from Jules Fleury, Les bourgeois de Molinchart, Paris: Locard-Davi et de Vresse, 1855 (Lilly PQ2252 .B772). 1977


undated.  Fromentin, Eugène, 1820-1876, novelist, art critic. St. Maurice, La Rochelle, France. To [?]. Will be vacationing until November and won’t be able to attend fine arts jury meeting. A.L.S.

1 p. 20 cm.

In French.

Dated: “vendredi, 12 Octobre,” n.y.

Embossed letterhead: M F.

Removed from Fromentin, Un été dans le Sahara. Paris: M. Levy frères, 1857 (Lilly DT333 .F931). 1980


undated.  Gault, Jean- Louis, 1952- , poet. Souviens-toi de la colline… [first words of poem]. A.D.S.

1 leaf 14 cm.

Poem of 13 lines in black ink.

Removed from Jean-Louis Gault, L’enfant-fleur, Paris: Éditions Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 1974 (Lilly PQ2667 .A9366 E56), no. 31 of 40 numbered copies. 1977


undated.  Genet, Jean, 1910-1986, author. One leaf from the manuscript of Haute Surveillance, beginning “Si monsieur. Elle sera pour moi…” A.D.

1 leaf 25 cm.

Verso of manuscript carries a marked-out version beginning “Elle sera pour moi…”

Published in Genet, Haute Surveillance, Paris, Jean Belmont, 1947, on p. 95-96.

Removed from the above title (Lilly PQ2613 .E46H37). 1974


undated.  Genlis, Stéphanie Félicité Ducrest de Saint Aubin, comtesse de, 1746-1830, author. “pour la première fois depuis qu’elle était instruite de son malheur pauline…” [first line of incomplete story of Pauline and Marval]. A.D.S.

2 p. 22.5 cm.

Page 16 and 17 of story.

Last line of page 16 bears the date 30 Mars 1814 as a part of the story.

Purchase. 1977.


undated.  Glatigny, Joseph Albert, 1839-1873, poet. Hotel de France, Menton. To François Coppée. Glatigny refers to Le Passant, Mme Cruvilli, and his travels from Nice to Menton to Monaco. A.L.S.

2 leaves 21 cm.

Mounted in Coppée, Le Passant. Paris, Armand Magnier, 1897 (Lilly PQ2211 .C3P28 1897). 1974


undated.  Goncourt, Jules Alfred Huot de, 1830-1870, author. To Cher Monsieur. Mentions “L’élevation de votre chronique” and comments “Le: Blagueur.” A.L.S.

1 p. 20.5 cm.

Dated: Mercredi.

In pencil at bottom of letter: Homme de Lettres.

Removed from Edmond & Jules de Goncourt, Manette Salomon. Paris, Librairie Internationale… 1867 (Lilly PQ2261 .M275 copy 2). 1984


undated.  Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915, critic. Aprés avoir raconté l’histoire du Parnasse, M. Ricard nous donne une curieuse étude anecodotique sur Verlaine. [first three lines of article.] A.D.

4 p. 21.5 cm.

Review of Ricard’s study of Verlaine with corrections.

Newspaper clippings of an article pasted on the last page.

At the head of the first page: Les Journaux.

Removed from Remy de Gourmont, Promenades littéraires, Paris: Société du Mercure de France, 1904-1927 (Lilly PQ2266 .P965). 1977


undated.  Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915, critic. Guillaume de Machaut et son amie. A.D.S.

9 p. 18 cm.

Published as Part I of Le Roman de Guillaume de Machaut et de Peronne D’Armentières in Gourmont, Promenades littéraires, vol.5, 1923, pages 5-14.

Removed from Remy de Gourmont, Promenades littéraires, Paris: Société du Mercure de France, 1904-1927 (Lilly PQ2266 .P965). 1977


undated.  Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915, critic. Le livre de Victor Hugo est également, pour d’autres motifs, un de ceux qu’on ne peut examiner ce quelques lignes [first two lines of article]… Ce livre est une tristesse. A.D.S.

2 p. 22 cm.

Removed from Remy de Gourmont, Promenades littéraires, Paris: Société du Mercure de France, 1904-1927 (Lilly PQ2266 .P965). 1977


undated.  Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915, critic. Notre époque. Sémantique humaine. A.D.S.

5 p. 13-24 cm.

Article on the changes of meaning of words and how names of objects come into existence.

Upper right hand corner cut from first page; third page cut to 13 cm. with missing portion pasted to top of fourth page.

Removed from Remy de Gourmont, Promenades littéraires, Paris: Société du Mercure de France, 1904-1927 (Lilly PQ2266 .P965). 1977


undated.  Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915, critic. Préface brève. A.D.

2 p. 18.5 cm.

Published on pages 7-9 of vol. 6, 1926, of Gourmont, Promenades littéraires.

Bound in preceding pages 7-9 of vol. 6, 1926, of Gourmont, Promenades littéraires, Paris: Société du Mercure de France, 1904-1927 (Lilly PQ2266 .P965). 1977


undated.  Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915, critic. To Cher Monsieur. Writes about getting a good reproduction of an etching and mentions his article on Verhaeren. A.L.S.

2 p. 16 cm.

Removed from Remy de Gourmont, Promenades littéraires, Paris: Société du Mercure de France, 1904-1927 (Lilly PQ2266 .P965). 1977


undated.  Gozlan, Léon, 1803-1866, novelist. Passage Sauluier 7. To “cher ami et cher confrère.” Requests a note stating when he prefers Gozlan’s Les nuits de Père La Chaise be published. Has already told him why he has decided to teach for a living. A.L.S.

1 p. 21 cm.

In French.

Removed from Gozlan, Les emotions de Polydore Marasquin. Paris: M. Levy Frères, 1857 (Lilly PQ2268 .E54). 1980


undated.  Grandclaude, Maurice, 1887- , author. To “Mon cher ami.” 2 A.L.S.

6 p. 17 cm.

Removed from Maurice Grandclaude’s Étude Critique sur les Livres des Assises de Jérusalem. Paris, Jouve, 1923 (D183 .G7). 1951


undated.  Guérin, Charles, 1873-1907, poet. [Poetry fragments]. A.Ds.

2 p. 13.5 cm.

Contents: 1) On ne compterai… first words of six lines of poetry in ink with pencilled notes crossed out. 2) Se sentir chaque soir plus paisible-first words of six lines of poetry with pencilled notes crossed out.

Accompanied by …les cendres ameres d’une âme qui s’est comsumée elle-meme. Quote from Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound in unknown hand in ink and English translation in pencil A.D. 1 p. 9.5 cm.

Removed from Charles Guérin, Joies grises, Paris: Paul Ollendorff, 1894 (Lilly PQ2613 .U2J7 1894). 1977


undated.  Heredia, José Maria de, 1842-1905, poet. Le re’veil d’un Dieu. A.D.S.

1 leaf 25 cm.

In blue ink.

Four stanzas of 4, 4, 3, 3 lines.

Dedicated to Marcel Fouquier.

Paper watermarked Imperial Treasury De La Rue.

Removed from Heredia, Les Trophees, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1893. 1972


undated.  Heredia, José Maria de, 1842-1905, poet. Redondillas. A.D.S.

2 leaves 18 cm.

In blue ink.

Eight stanzas of four lines each.

Lined paper.

Removed from Heredia, Les Trophees, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1893. 1972


undated.  Heredia, José Maria de, 1842-1905, poet. To “cher ami”. “C’est un vrai guignon, cher ami”. He is concerned about missing a dinner invitation and promises to meet again on Saturday. A.L.S.

2 leaves 18 cm.

In blue ink.

Paper watermarked Treasury.

Removed from Heredia, Les Trophees, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1893. 1972


undated.  Hugo, Victor Marie, comte, 1802-1885, novelist. Note of congratulation concerning the facsimile of a Hugo letter and an engraving of John Brown by Paul Chenay. A.N.S.

2 p. 12.5 cm.

Facsimile of the Hugo letter to Chenay, Jan. 21, 1861, and the John Brown engraving are bound in the volume from which the note was removed.

Removed from Hugo, John Brown. Paris, E. Dentu, 1861 (Lilly PQ2304 .B87). 1980


undated.  Hugo, Victor Marie, comte, 1802-1885, novelist. To Henri Descamps, Rue Saint Honoré, En face le passage Delorme, Paris. A.L.S.

1 leaf 20 cm.

Removed from Hugo, Les quatre vents de l’esprit … Paris, J. Hetzel, A. Quantin, 1881 (Lilly PQ2289 .A2). 1972


undated.  Hugo, Victor Marie, comte, 1802-1885. To Eugéne Renduel. Concerns an edition of his book. A.L.S.

3 p. 21 cm.

Letter is dated Aug. 16, n.y.

Removed from Hugo, Marion de Lorme. Paris, Eugéne Renduel, 1831 (Lilly PQ2285 .M5). 1974


undated.  Ibert, Jean-Claude, 1928- , poet. Prophème IX. A.D.S.

1 p. 20 cm.

Poem of four lines in black ink.

Published in Le Saut de l’Ange

Drawing in black, green and red, signed by Ibert, on adjacent page.

Removed from Ibert, Le Saut de l’Ange. Paris, Editions de Minuit, 1957 (Lilly PQ2669 .B25S26). 1985


undated.  Jammes, Francis, 1868-1938, poet, novelist. Feuilles dans le vent: proof sheet of “L’auberge des poètes.” D.

1 p. 25 cm.

Includes inscription stating that the page is ready to print after the few corrections are made and signed: F Jammes.

Removed from Jammes, Feuilles dans le vent. Paris: Mercure de France, 1913 (Lilly PQ2619 .A5 F42 copy 1) 1981


undated.  Jandot, Jacques, poet. [Four poems]. A.D.s

4 leaves 14 cm.

Contents: 1) 4 heures, 10 lines; 2) Instantanée, 8 lines; 3) un coup de pied [first line], 8 lines; 4) Un tiroir ouvert, 8 lines. Published in Jacques Jandot, Instantanées.

Removed from Jacques Jandot, Instantanées, [Paris]: Librairie Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 1974 (Lilly PQ2670 .A55 I58) no. 36 of 40 copies. 1977


undated.  Joubert, Jean, 1928- , poet. Usant d’abus, de meutes et d’abois,/ le temps chasseur surgit à flanc d’automne. [first two lines of poem]. A.D.S.

1 leaf 30 cm.

Ten lines of poetry in ink.

Removed from Jean Joubert, J’ai vu dans l’eau ta bouche mouillée de larmes, Paris: Éditions Saint Germain-des-Prés, 1973 (Lilly PQ2670 .O9 J25). 1977


undated.  Lacretelle, Jacques de, 1888- , novelist. 60 avenue de Lena, Paris. To Madame Marguerite (Eymery) Vallette. Thanks her for the good review of his book. A.L.S.

1 p. 27 cm.

Pencilled note in upper right hand corner: à RACHILDE aprés son article dans le “Mercure de France” du 15 Oct. 1920.

Removed from Jacques Lacretelle, Le vie inquiète de Jean Hermelin, Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1920 (Lilly PQ2623 .A216 V65). 1977


undated.  Langhenhoven, Jéhan Van, poet. fais provision/ en bâtis maisions/ avant que la mort/ ne te surprenne dans la sommeil des cargos. A.D.S.

1 leaf 14 cm.

Published in Langhenhoven, Nuit dérivée 1974.

Removed from Jéhan Van Langhenhoven, Nuit dérivée, Paris: Éditions Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 1974 (Lilly PQ2672 .A28 N96). 1977


undated.  La Tour du Pin, Brigitte (O’Connor) de, comtesse To Monsieur. Writes of receiving a letter from her son Patrice, a prisoner of war, and inquires whether he could accept letters from Patrice so that she could hear from him more than once a month. A. card

5.5 cm.

Written on calling card of Comtesse F. de Le Tour du Pin, dated Mar. 18.

Removed from Patrice de La Tour du Pin, La quête de joie. Paris: la Tortue, 1933 (Lilly PQ2623 .A679 Q5). 1977


undated.  La Tour du Pin, Patrice de, 1911- , poet. Le Bignon-Mirabeau, Loiret, France. To Jacques Collin Delavaud. Le Virolau à Britantes, Indre. Writes about coming up to Paris the next day to have his teeth fixed. Mentions that “Mon vieux Bignon n’a pas trop changé,…” A. Pc.S.

1 p. 11 cm.

Source unknown. 1977


undated.  Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949, dramatist. To Adolphe van Bever. Presents a copy of “Le Trésor des Humbles” and mentions the review “L’Aube”. A.L.S.

2 p. 9 cm.

Bever founded L’Aube in 1895 with Pierre Guédy according to Paul Leautand in Adolphe Van Bever, Les Amis D’Edouard, No. 114 1927, (Lilly PQ2623 .E14 A75) on page 15.

Mounted in Maeterlinck, Le Trésor des Humbles, Paris: Société du Mercure de France, 1896 (Lilly PQ2625 .A5 T79) which is also inscribed by Maeterlinck, to Van Bever. 1985


undated.  Maupassant, Guy de, 1850-1893, author. Cannes, 1 rue de Redan. To “Mon cher ami”. “Je n’ai pas reçu les 2 derniers nuneros de la Vie Militaire. Pour-quoi? Ou sont-ils? Ou voyagent-ils?” A.L.S.

2 p. 15 cm.

Dated 8 Avril, n.y.

Removed from Maupassant, La Maison Tellier, Paris, Victor Havard, 1881 (Lilly PQ2349 .M232). 1975


undated.  Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870, novelist. To “mon cher ami”. Mentions the July Revolution, P. Lacordaire and Dr. Maure. A.L.S.

2 p. 21 cm.

Removed from Prosper Mérimée, Carmen, Paris, Michel Lévy frères, 1826 (Lilly PQ2362 .C2 1846). 1973


undated.  Miguel, André, 1920- , poet. Boule Androgyne. A.D.S.

106 leaves 30 cm.

In ink with faces decorating some of the leaves

Varies slightly from the published work with the last 17 of the poems in the published work not included in this manuscript.

Published at Paris by Saint Germain-Des-Pres, 1973.

Purchase. 1974


undated.  Miscellaneous notes removed from Victor Hugo, Le Rhin . Paris, Jules Renouard, 1845. D.

4 p. 10.5 x 21 cm.

Notes in ink on two leaves in two or more hands with diagonal marks crossing out the notes.

Removed from Victor Hugo, Le Rhin. Paris, Jules Renouard, 1845 (Lilly PQ2289 .R6 1845). 1980


undated.  Mouravit, Gustave, 1840- , bibliophile, author. Inscription to his father: “Offert in mémoire de mon père.” A.N.S.

1 p. 23 cm.

Inscribed in ink on paper cover of the author’s Poetes & bibliophiles: les devises des vieux poetes … Paris: d. Morgand et C. Fatout, 1879 (Lilly PN6312 .M929). 1976


undated.  [Notes regarding Sophie Arnould by Jules and Edmond de Goncourt]. Ds.

8 p. 18-19 cm.

In ink and pencil in two hands.

One blank page.

First set of notes, 6 p., concerns the plan of the 18th century house of opera singer Sophie Arnould.

Second set of notes, 2 p., concerns the Charpentier 1885 edition of Sophie Arnould.

Removed from Goncourt, Sophie Arnould Paris, E. Dentu, 1877 (Lilly PQ2661 .S712 1877). 1984


undated.  Pector, Désiré, author. Paris. To Madame Hervieu, Paris. Food ration cards. A.L.S.

1 p. 14 cm.

Removed from Jean Psichari’s La Croyante. Paris, Stock, 1899 (Author’s presentations copy to Paul Hervieu) (PQ2631 .S53C9). 1958


undated.  Ponsard, François, 1814-1867, poet, playwright. To “Monsieur.” A.L.S.

1 p. 18.7 cm.

In French.

Dated 7 Juin.

Removed from Ponsard. L’Honneur et l’argent: Comédie en cinq actes et en vers. Paris. Lévy frères, 1853 (Lilly PQ2382 .P7 H77) 1994


undated.  Ramuz, Charles Ferdinand, 1878-1947, author. …il faisait trés froid, ce soir-là [first line of leaf 86 from Ramuz, La guerre dans le haut-pays] A.D.S.

1 leaf 21.5 cm.

In black ink on gray paper.

Removed from Ramuz, La guerre dans le haut-pays. Lausanne: C. Tarin, 1915 (Lilly PQ2635 .A35G94). 1977


undated.  Renan, Ernest, 1823-1892, philosopher. Note relative to Napoleon III and Karol Edmund Chojecki, and the dates 1860 and 1869. A.N.S.

1 p. 15.5 cm.

In pencil.

Removed from Ernest Renan, Heriette Renan. Paris: Imprimerie J. Claye, 1862 (Lilly PQ2386 .R37H52). 1978


undated.  Richepin, Jean, 1849-1926, writer. Fils de fille. A.D.

2 leaves 20 cm.

Poem of 28 lines.

Published in Jean Richepin, La chanson de gueux, Paris: Librarie Illustrée, 1876 (Lilly PQ2387 .R4 C5).

Removed from Jean Richepin, La chanson de gueux, Paris: Librarie Illustrée, 1876 (Lilly PQ2387 .R4 C5). 1977


undated.  Romains, Jules, 1885-1972, novelist, poet. École Du Vieux Colombier, Paris 9, Rue Du Cherche-Midi. To Franz Hellens. Gives suggestions for an article and deals at length with “le symbolisme” and the younger generation of poets. A.L.S.

4 p. 21 cm.

In French.

Purchase. 1974


undated.  Rousslot, Jean, 1915- , poet. Nue… [poem]. A.D.S.

2 leaves 18.5 cm.

In red ink on conjugate leaves.

Accompanied by engraving of figure in red and yellow signed by Roger Toulouse.

Laid in Jean Rousselot, Hors d’eau. Paris: Saint Germain-des-Prés, 1968 (Lilly PQ2635 .O9618 H82). 1977


undated.  Sand, Gerorge, 1804-1876, author. To Monsieur. Wants him to return the corrected proof and manuscript. Mentions the arrangement of a book. A.L.S.

1 p. 21 cm.

Letter embossed GS in upper left-hand corner.

Accompanied by a translation.

Purchase. 1977


undated.  Sarcey, Francisque, 1827-1899, critic. “à millegible Farrari son collaborateur”. A.N.S.

1 p. 17.5 cm.

Inscribed in Sarcey, Souvenirs D’Age Mur. Paul Ollendorff, 1892 (Lilly PQ2421 .S4Z48). 1981


undated.  Sarcey, Francisque, 1827-1899, critic. … En Hollande. A.D.

9 p. 20.5 cm.

Title as given: Comment je deviens conférencier En Hollande.

Page 7 in two parts.

Varies slightly from published text of Chapter XIII, En Hollande, pages 224-239 only, of Souveniers D’Age Mur.

Accompanied by two clippings picturing Sarcey.

Removed from Sarcey, Souveniers D’Age Mur. Paris, Paul Ollendorff, 1892 (Lilly PQ2421 .S4Z48). 1981


undated.  Sarcey, Francisque, 1827-1899, critic. To Gustave Larroumet. Refers to “la dernier article”. A.L.S.

1 p. 17.5 cm.

Letter addressed to: Mon cher directeur.

Watermark: Verley, with two decorative devices.

Bound in Sarcey, Souveniers D’Age Mur. Paris, Paul Ollendorff, 1892 (Lilly PQ2421 .S4Z48). 1981


undated.  Sue, Marie Joseph Eugene, 1804-1857, novelist. To Monsieurs U. Canel ou A. Guyot. He is writing about La Coucaratcha, the third volume of which should carry the words 2nd edition. A.L.S.

1 leaf 20 cm.

La Coucaratcha was published in Paris by Canel and Guyot in 1832-1834.

Attached address leaf.

Purchase. 1972


undated.  Valéry, Paul Ambroise, 1871-1945, author. Montmirail, Marne. To Arthur Honegger, 21 Rue Duperré, Paris. He discusses Amphion, a telephone appointment, and asks “Savez vous si Ida [Rubinstein] est rentrée?” A.L.S.

1 p. 27 cm.

Accompanied by envelope.

Amphion was composed in 1929 and first performed on June 23, 1931.

Removed from Honegger, Amphion… Paris, Rouart, Lerolle & Cie, 1931 (Lilly M1510 .H772A5). 1975


undated.  Villain, Jean Claude, poet. O Jules marin/le flux refute/ sa loi sommaire, [first three lines of poem]. A.D.S.

1 leaf 14 cm.

Seven lines of poetry in ink.

Removed from Jean Claude Villain, Au creux de l’oreille, Paris: Librairie Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 1974 (Lilly PQ2682 .I38 A88), no. 26 of 40 numberd copies. 1977


undated.  Vogüé, Eugène Marie, Melchior, vicomte de, 1848-1910, novelist, critic. Cercle de L’Union Artistique, 5, Rue Boissy D’Anglas, Paris. To “madame.” Discusses his travel plans. Hopes they can visit the Carthusian monastery in Villeneuve together. A.L.S.

[3] p. 17.5 cm.

In French.

Removed from Vogüé, Le roman russe. Paris: Plon-Nourrit et Cie., 1910 (Lilly PG3095 .V8 1910). 1986