Camille Doucet correspondence
There is voluminous correspondence, bound in albums, from Princesse Mathilde Bonaparte, Comédie-Française director Jules Claretie, François Coppée, Alexandre Dumas père and fils, Ludovic Halévy, Arsène and Henry Houssaye, Ernest Legouvé, and Victorien Sardou. Other individuals represented in the collection include George Sand, Émile Zola, Charles Gounod, Jules Massenet, and Henri d'Orléans, duc d'Aumale. Enclosed in a small number of letters are clippings and other printed material, manuscript poems, and manuscript music scores, including by Massenet.
Also included are a small number of outgoing letters by Camille Doucet, letters addressed to Doucet’s widow Emma Adelon, and letters to his daughter Antoinette Doucet and her husband, politician René Joseph Brice (1839-1921).
- 1832 - 1920
- Majority of material found within 1850 - 1895
- Doucet, Camille, 1812-1895 (Author)
Language of Materials
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20.93 Linear Feet ((51 boxes) + 1 broadside)
Biographical / Historical
This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization. Names of correspondents and dates of creation were transcribed from an inventory supplied with the collection, and have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Names, including titles of nobility and nicknames, have been minimally edited for consistency, but may not always match authorized forms of the name. Correspondence files were oreviously numbered and listed in loose alphabetical order, and have been re-arranged. A copy of the original inventory, which also includes a chronology of Doucet's career, is available in Box 41 for reference.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from a survey of the contents.
A letter from G. de Wailly dated 1835 May 25 is listed in the original inventory, but could not be found during processing.
- Académie française
- Actors -- France
- Adelon, Emma, 1826-1899
- Authors, French -- 19th century
- Bonaparte family
- Bonaparte, Mathilde-Lætitia-Wilhelmine, princesse, 1820-1904
- Brice, René Joseph, 1839-1921
- Claretie, Jules, 1840-1913
- Coppée, François, 1842-1908
- Doucet, Antoinette
- Doucet, Camille, 1812-1895
- Dramatists, French -- 19th century
- Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870
- Dumas, Alexandre, 1824-1895
- France -- History -- Second Empire, 1852-1870
- France -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
- Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893
- Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908
- Houssaye, Arsène, 1815-1896
- Houssaye, Henry, 1848-1911
- Learned institutions and societies -- France
- Legouvé, Ernest, 1807-1903
- Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912
- Sand, George, 1804-1876
- Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908
- Theater -- France
- Theater management -- France
- Zola, Émile, 1840-1902
- Guide to the Camille Doucet Correspondence
- Ève Bourbeau-Allard
- June 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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