Maurice Sand Papers
Scope and Contents
- 1833 - 1995
- Majority of material found within 1848 - 1889
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Box 10: Restricted fragile material. Reference surrogates have been substituted in the main files. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
5.75 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
Biographical / Historical
Maurice Sand (1823-1889), born Jean-François-Maurice-Arnauld Dudevant, was a French writer, artist, and puppeteer. He was the son of author George Sand (1804-1876) and François Casimir Dudevant (1795-1871), and the brother of Solange Clésinger-Sand. Sand studied painting with Eugène Delacroix in the early 1840s, and later wrote and illustrated several novels and monographs on topics ranging from theater history to the natural sciences. Sand directed an amateur puppet theater at the Sand family estate of Nohant from 1847 to 1876, and at his Paris residences, for which he authored plays, designed sets, and sculpted and operated wood puppets. A life member of the Sociétés géologique et entomologique de France and a chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, Sand also served as mayor of the Nohant-Vicq commune in 1848, and from 1875 to 1879.
Sand married Marceline (Lina) Calamatta in 1862, with whom he had a son, Marc-Antoine (1863-1864), and two daughters, Aurore (1866–1961) and Gabrielle (1868–1909). In 1958, Aurore adopted Georges-André Smeets Dudevant Sand (1911-1970), who later married Christiane Sand.
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The processing of this collection involved combining together eight separate accessions of material acquired over time from the same provenance. Information included in the Description of the Papers note, as well as in file titles and descriptions, is drawn from information supplied with the collection by the seller and previous owner, and from a survey of the contents.
- Authors -- France -- 19th century
- Authors and publishers -- France
- Authors, French -- 19th century -- Archives
- Bazille, Auguste, 1828-1891
- Calamatta Sand, Lina, 1842-1901
- Drawings (visual works)
- French literature -- 19th century
- Operas -- Librettos
- Playing cards
- Puppet plays, French -- 19th century
- Sand, George, 1804-1876
- Sand, Maurice, 1823-1889
- Silvestre, Armand, 1837-1901
- Théâtre des marionnettes (Paris, France)
- Théâtre de Nohant (Nohant-Vicq, France)
- Guide to the Maurice Sand Papers
- by Ève Bourbeau-Allard
- November 2017
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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