CA ON00389 F17-5-2-2
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12 cm of textual records, 59 photographs.
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These files consist of a variety of documents that pertain to Émile Zola’s life and work. There are four broad
categories in these files:
- Miscellaneous: This file (#564) consists of a variety of documents that Zola signed or participated in
that do not fit with the other categories. Types of documents include Marius Roux’s marriage
certificate and the birth certificate of his daughter, as well as a photocopy of a document with
responses from various men to Georges Charpentier regarding dinner at Zola’s (dated June 21, 1893).
- Homes: This file (#565) consists of various documents that pertain to Zola’s houses including a
newspaper from 1995 discussing the sale of Zola’s Medan house to the Émile-Zola Museum, as well as
a catalogue from the sale of Alexandrine Zola’s furniture after her death in 1925.
- Iconography: These files (#566-577) consist of photographs and illustrations on a variety of topics
including the Dreyfus Affair, pamphlets documenting Zola’s photography hobby, and portraits of
Zola and his family. Although most of these are photocopies, there are some photographs tracking
Zola’s vacations/life in England taken during the 1970s, photographs taken in 2000 following one of
Zola's vacations in the south of France (accompanied by the original Fujifilm roll), as well as an
original colour newspaper from 1882 (in File #573). There are also 4 negatives of photographs of Zola
(in File #575).
- Inventories: These files (#578-580) consist of an inventory of books dedicated to Émile Zola between
1897 and 1901.
Similar to the other boxes in this sub-series, these documents were likely collected to provide context and
material for the annotations of the published letters.
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Box 59: Documents about Miscellaneous – Inventories