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Tristan Klingsor papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 502

Scope and Contents

This group of material contains a notebook, a holograph page of a work by Klingsor, letters to Klingsor, drafts of letters by Klingsor, financial papers, photographs, and other personal papers.


  • 1926-66


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Tristan Klongsor Papers are 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 Compagnie des Commissaires-Priseurs on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2001.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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A collection of personal papers, most dating from the end of Klingsor's life, including: letters from Maurice Carême, George-Day, André Ruyters, and Charles Vildrac, among others; a notebook containing lecture notes on Marie Nodier and copied poems; a leaf of a manuscript titled "Isolés at Oubliés", three photographs, and four folders of assorted financial papers.


Tristan Klingsor (born Léon Leclère), was a poet, painter and musician, known for his collaborations with Maurice Ravel.

Guide to the Tristan Klingsor Papers
Under Revision
by Timothy G. Young
June 2001
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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