Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870
- Existence: 1802-07-24 - 1870-12-05
Biographical / Historical
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), French novelist, playwright, and author
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Camille Doucet correspondence
Call Number: GEN MSS 1554
Overview: Collection of circa 11,000 letters addressed to Camille Doucet (1812-1895), director of the Superintendance générale des théâtres de France and member of the Académie française, from upwards of 1150 correspondents. It offers rich documentation of the French arts and letters in the second half of the 19th century and, in particular, of Doucet’s influence over French theater in his capacity as head of the administration of theaters in the imperial government of Napoleon III between 1853 and 1870,...
Dates: 1832-1920, bulk 1850-1895
Albert Gabriel Feuillerat papers
Call Number: MS 208
Overview: Personal papers, research materials, and autographs collected by Feuillerat in connection with his literary studies. A major portion of the papers consists of material on Paul Bourget, novelist and critic, as well as the brother-in-law of Feuillerat. Included are manuscripts by Bourget and correspondence by and about him. Among the writers of the holograph letters collected by Feuillerat are Jean François Victor Aicard, Paul Claudel, Alfred Stanislaus Langlois Des Essarts, Octave Feuillet,...
Victor Hugo collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 412
Overview: Collection contains letters to and from Victor Hugo, as well as holographs of writings by Hugo. Correspondence includes letters to Hugo from Juliette Drouet, Aleksandr Herzen, comte Léopold Hugo, Jules Janin, Jean Toussaint Merle, and Jules Michelet. Letters from Hugo include letters to Laure Junot, duchesse d'Abrantès, A. de Beauchesne, Alexandre Dumas, and Almire Gandonnière. Writings contain holograph drafts of fragments of several works, including poems from Châtiments and Toute la...
James Weldon Johnson collection files
Call Number: JWJ MSS 114
Overview: The James Weldon Johnson Collection Files contain manuscript correspondence, literary works and other documents relating to African Americans, dating from 1809 to 1979. The collection contains several letters to James Weldon Johnson from aspiring poets asking for feedback on their writing. Correspondence sent to Langston Hughes, Harold Jackman, Grace Nail Johnson, and Carl Van Vechten is also prominent in the collection. The collection includes broadway actress Rose McClendon's scripts used...
Photographs of prominent African Americans
Call Number: JWJ MSS 76
Overview: Photographs drawn from various collections in the James Weldon Johnson Collection. The collection includes predominantly images of prominent African American writers, cultural leaders, and entertainers, as well as photographs by important African American photographers. A small number of images document people and places outside the United States. The collection forms a visual record of artists, writers, actors, musicians, and politicians active chiefly in the United States from the 1920s...