- 1880 - 1985 (Creation)
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2.4 m of records
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The material was received in the spring of 2010 from the personal research collection of Professor Jim Sanders, from the University of Western Ontario. Upon his death, Professor Sanders bequeathed his papers and most of his book collection to the Kelly Library, to be added to the 19th Century French Studies Collection.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The material was received in the spring of 2010 from the personal research collection of Professor Jim Sanders, from the University of Western Ontario.
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Scope and content
The collection consists of: papers from director André Antoine; letters from Antoine; letters to Antoine from various playwrights, whose plays he staged; photographs of actors and actresses; letters from various members of Antoine's family; 40 autograph letters from Emile Zola; letters from and to journalist Léon Deffoux; letters from and to Maurice LeBlond, Emile Zola's son-in-law; letters from and to playwright Georges Ancey and his wife; several first editions of Zola's novels, some with bound autograph letters. Throughout are photocopied documents, collected by Sanders, as contexual material about the era and referenced events or articles within the correspondence. Also included are original letters sent to Sanders from the friends and relatives of those whose letters appear in the 19th century correspondence.
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