Learned institutions and societies -- France
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Académie française autograph collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1339
Overview: Correspondence and other documents signed by circa 200 members of the Académie française, 1637-1926 and undated, assembled by an unidentified collector, possibly American autograph collector Howes Norris, Jr. (1867-1938), of Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts. Most are autograph letters, signed; other contents include literary writings, legal documents, and a few documents concerning administration of the Académie française. Many are accompanied by descriptions from vendor catalogs, engraved...
Dates: 1637-1926, bulk 1750-1900
Camille Doucet correspondence
Call Number: GEN MSS 1554
Overview: Collection of circa 11,000 letters addressed to Camille Doucet (1812-1895), director of the Superintendance générale des théâtres de France and member of the Académie française, from upwards of 1150 correspondents. It offers rich documentation of the French arts and letters in the second half of the 19th century and, in particular, of Doucet’s influence over French theater in his capacity as head of the administration of theaters in the imperial government of Napoleon III between 1853 and 1870,...
Dates: 1832-1920, bulk 1850-1895