Miscellany: French language material, 19th-20th centuries

  • Archives and manuscripts

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About this work


Material formerly held in the Western Manuscripts Department's Autograph Letters Sequence, in alphabetical order.



Physical description

246 items

Acquisition note

Most items purchased in Paris: from Charavay, between December 1927 and April 1936 (acc.55098, 55099, 63700, 64700, 64715, 64716, 67097, 67129, 67372, 67374, 67375, 68515, 69128, 69220 and 69426); from Desgranges, between July 1930 and April 1933 (acc.63453, 63459, 64689, 64702, 65635, 65659 and 66041); either from Desgranges, Paris, January 1936 or Glendining, London, circa 1932 (acc.69292); from an unknown vendor in Paris, April 1930 (acc.67391). Other sources include: purchased from Sotheby's, London, November 1933 (acc.67473); presented by Boulangé, January 1928 (acc.67389); found in a copy of Accouchers et sages-femmes célébres: esquisses biographiques [1891?] by Gustave Joseph Witkowski, purchased from Le François, Paris, c.1930 (acc.55101). Accession details of a few items not recorded.

Finding aids

Described in typescript supplements, by Christopher Hilton and Richard Aspin, to the Library's published finding aids.


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Accession number

  • Various - see Acquisition note.