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Kraus, Hans Peter, 1907-1988



  • Existence: 1907-10-12 - 1988-11-01

Biographical / Historical

Rare book vendor and founder of H.P. Kraus

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Documentary film of Ethel Lilian Voynich watching the 1955 film of her novel the Gadfly

Call Number: GEN MSS 1356
Abstract: Short black-and-white 16mm film (2 minutes, 36 seconds) documenting a visit by an unidentified filmmaker to the New York City home of Ethel Lilian Voynich, author of The Gadfly. The film is silent. Voynich is seen watching the 1955 Russian film version of The Gadfly (Овод), talking, and gesturing toward books and a reproduction of a portrait of a man by Italian renaissance painter Franciabigio. The documentary film is accompanied by a copy of the 1955 Russian film adaptation of The Gadfly,...
Dates: Between 1955 and 1960.

Donatien Marie Joseph de Vimeur, vicomte de Rochambeau papers relating to the French West Indies

Call Number: GEN MSS 1576
Scope and Contents: The papers consist of 56 dossiers containing over 3600 documents relating to government of Martinique, Guadeloupe, and other French colonies in the West Indies, most dating from Rochambeau’s term as gouverneur général des Isles du Vent, 1792-1794. Also present are small amounts of papers created by earlier colonial administrators, 1762-1791, or relating to Rochambeau’s surrender to the British, parole, and return to Saint-Domingue, 1794-1802. Twenty-one maps, most in ink and watercolor,...
Dates: 1758-1802, bulk 1792-1794