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Moricand, Conrad, 1887-1954



  • Existence: 1887 - 1954


Conrad Moricand, French astrologer and author; also used the name Claude Valence. Moricand lived with American author Henry Miller in Big Sur, California, in 1948, and was the subject of Miller's memoir A Devil in Paradise ([New York]: The New American Library, [1956]), also published in Miller's Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch (New York: New Directions, 1957).

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Conrad Moricand papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1152
Scope and Contents: The Conrad Moricand Papers contain correspondence, 1915-1956 and undated, including two brief letters to Moricand from Henry Miller, 1938, and letters to Moricand from Théophile Briant, 1948, and Georges Oltramare, 1947-1953, from Miller to Briant, 1956, from Hermann, Graf von Keyserling, to Miller, 1938, and from O. V. de L. Milosz to Nicolas Beauduin, with poems by Beauduin, 1916-1937; writings by Moricand, including a memoir, "Les philistines (U. S. A., 1948)," typescript...
Dates: 1909-1957, bulk 1947-1953