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Alphonse Daudet Collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 231

Scope and Contents

This finding aid encompasses accessions of materials pertaining to Alphonse Daudet. Material acquired before 1998 has been organized into two series: Series I, Letters from Alphonse Daudet , and Series II, Writings . Material acquired after that date is located in Series III, Additions Since January 1998 , which is arranged in accession order.


  • 1860 - 1899


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Alphonse Daudet Collection 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

Materials acquired from various sources.


0.42 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


Letters from Daudet to Henry Ceard (mentions Emile Zola and Alfred de Vigny), Estes and Lauriat, and Paul Ginisty of Odeon Theater, among others. Also includes a bound manuscript volume, partly in Daudet's handwriting and signed by him, entitled "Histoire de mes livres I. Fromont jeune et risler aîné."

Alphonse Daudet, 1840-1897

Alphonse Daudet was a 19th century French novelist.

Processing Information

This finding aid was produced from a previously existing card set in the Manuscripts Catalog, or from another inventory. All pertinent bibliographical information has been retained. If the collection also contains unlisted or unsorted material, this has been noted in the box-and-folder list.

Further rehousing and description were carried out in 2014.

Guide to the Alphonse Daudet Collection
Under Revision
by Beinecke Staff
July 1996
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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