Christian Melchior-Bonnet papers
Scope and Contents
The Christian Melchior-Bonnet Papers contain literary correspondence and writings of authors associated with Melchior-Bonnet. Most correspondence consists of letters to Melchior-Bonnet concerning his editoral work for Le Petit Journal and Flammarion; some is accompanied by outgoing carbons, or related memoranda and notes by Melchior-Bonnet, photographs, clippings, or other printed material. Correspondents include Paul Morand, represented by more than 200 letters, 1923-1976; other major correspondents are Pierre Champion, Roland Dorgelès, Marie Jeanne Durry, Jean-Jacques Gautier, Jean Giono, Victor Giraud, Emile Henriot, François Porché, and Jules Romains. Autograph manuscript writings include Morand's draft revision of Le voyage (Paris: Hachette, 1964); unidentified manuscripts by Henry Montherlant about his play Pasiphaë and essay collection Mors et vita; and other writings by Morand, Montherlant, Henry Bidou, Francis de Croisset, Victor Duruy, and others.
Writings are autograph manuscript, unless otherwise noted.
- Majority of material found within 1920 - 1986
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Christian Melchior-Bonnet Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Pierre Berès on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2002.
Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
1.76 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
Christian Melchior-Bonnet (1902-1995)
Christian Melchior-Bonnet, French journalist, editor, and author. Melchior-Bonnet was an editor of Le Petit Journal, Historia, and Journal de la France, and for the publisher Flammarion.
Former call numbers: Uncat MSS 428 and Uncat MS Vault File. In 2014, the collection received a baseline level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization. The collection was reclassed under one call number, and containers were renumbered. Most folder titles were based on information provided by the vendor, while some were assigned by Library staff. Folder titles were not verified against contents.
- Bidou, Henry, 1873-1943
- Champion, Pierre, 1880-1942
- Croisset, Francis de, 1877-1937
- Dorgelès, Roland, 1886-1973
- Durry, Marie Jeanne, 1901-1980
- Duruy, Victor, 1811-1894
- Editors -- France -- 20th Century
- Editors -- France -- Archives
- Flammarion (Firm)
- French literature -- 20th Century
- Gautier, Jean-Jacques, 1908-1986
- Giono, Jean, 1895-1970
- Giraud, Victor, 1868-1953
- Henriot, Emile, 1889-1961
- Melchior-Bonnet, Christian
- Montherlant, Henry de, 1896-1972
- Morand, Paul, 1888-1976
- Petit journal (Paris, France)
- Photographs -- France -- 20th Century
- Porché, François, 1877-1944
- Romains, Jules, 1885-1972
- Guide to the Christian Melchior-Bonnet Papers
- In Progress
- by Karen Spicher
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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