File 11 - Files: 275-279

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CA ON00389 F17-3-11


Files: 275-279


  • 1896 (Creation)

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12 cm of textual records

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These files consist of photocopies of correspondence sent to Émile Zola during the months of April of 1896
through to December of 1896. This correspondence is composed of photocopies of handwritten letters,
postcards, telegrams and cartes de visites, as well as typed and handwritten transcriptions of correspondence.
For the most part, the contents of the correspondence includes letters thanking Zola for sending copies of his
book Rome to various friends and colleagues, as well as anticipation for his upcoming book Paris. As well, these files contain interesting correspondence regarding an article published in the journal Le Figaro in which Zola
demonstrates support for the French Jewish population. Much of the correspondence from File #276 (May of
1896) is concerned with praise for this article, including a letter from Art Dreyfus of the Société Dreyfus.
Recurring correspondents in these files include Jules Claretie, Antoine Guillemet, the Charpentier family and
Ernest Vizetelly. There are also a number of letters between Alexandrine Zola and various family members
(including Amélie, Elina and Albert Laborde). File #277 contains a photocopy of a telegram dated 16 July
1896 from Eugène Fasquelle informing Zola of Edmond de Goncourt’s death

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Box 32: Letters from April – December 1896

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