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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections File
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1918 General Election

File consists of materials related to the 1918 general election and O'Neill's role as presiding officer at the Warrenpoint Townhall polling station.

Notes on candidates for Inspector of Schools

File consists of a notebook containing information about candidates for the position of Inspector of Schools under the Ministry of Education, as well as a typed document about candidates that was found in the notebook.

The Partition of Ireland

File consists of a booklet by Tom O'Donnell, B.L. entitled 'The Partition of Ireland.' File also includes a poster entitled 'Boundary Election,' a letter from [Thos] O'Donnell, and a letter to O'Donnell from Patrick O'Neill.

Executrix correspondence

File consists of correspondence with Professor M. Roberts (Department of Modern History, The Queen's University of Belfast) and with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland regarding the transfer of Patrick O'Neill's political papers to the Public Record Office, as well as correspondence with Eamon Phoenix concerning his research for a doctoral thesis at The Queen's University of Belfast about the nationalist movement in Northern Ireland.

O'Neill, Teresa V.

File with reviews of Reaching out

File consists of reviews of Reaching Out : The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life, known in German as Der Dreifache Weg, and in Dutch as Open uw Hart : De Weg Naar Onszelf, de Ander en God.

File with reviews of Sterben, um zu leben

File consists of reviews of Sterben, Um Zu Leben : Abschied Von Meiner Mutter, which is a German translation by Robert Johna of In Memoriam (1980) and A Letter of Consolation (1982).

File with reviews of Beyond the mirror

File consists of reviews of Beyond the Mirror : Reflections on Death and Life, known in Dutch as Een Glimp Van de Overkant : Bespiegelingen Over Leven en Dood.

File with reviews of The return of the prodigal son

File consists of reviews of The Return of the Prodigal Son : A Mediation on Fathers, Brothers, and Sons, known in Dutch as Eindelijk thuis. Gedachten bij Rembrandts 'De Terugkeer van de Verloren Zoon,' in German as Nimm sein Bild in dein Herz. Geistliche Deutung eines Gemaldes van Rembrandt, and in French as Le Retour de L'enfant Prodigue. File also contains the March 1993, no. 20 edition of Radboud-Info, which, in addition to a Dutch review of The Return of the Prodigal Son, also contains an article about Laurent Nouwen.

File with reviews of Here and now

File consists of reviews of Here and Now: Living in the Spirit, known in German as Was Mir am Herzen Liegt, and in French as Vivre Sa Foi au Quotidien.

Letters from Georges Ancey, and letter from L. Level (Ancey’s daughter)

  • Autograph letter from Georges Ancey to [?], dated «Paris, 7 février 1897» Is answering to a question about the Théâtre Libre [TL]. The TL launched a generation of new playwrights. Antoine influenced comedians as well [letter is barely legible].
  • Typed transcription of the letter from Georges Ancey to [?], dated «Paris, 7 février 1897», 2 copies.
  • Autograph letter from Georges Ancey to [?], dated «Kerbon, 7 août 1897» Is in Britanny – goes cycling in the morning, reads and works in the afternoons. Is currently writing three plays. Does not really believe in «mise en scène» -- too often, directors are preoccupied with the decors, not the play. [The rest of the letter is barely legible.]
  • Autograph letter from L. Level [Ancey’s daughter] to J. Sanders, dated «8 décembre 1949», with envelope stamped «Paris 9-12 1949». Answers J. Sanders’ questions regarding her father, his plays, his career, etc. Is sending various documents to Sanders, asking that they remain unpublished – her father would not have liked them made public as they are unfinished. With handwritten transcription by J. Sanders.
  • Transcription of a second letter from L. Level (no original in the file) to Sanders, dated «27 juillet 1949», in which she gives information about Ancey’s ancestors.
  • Handwritten biographical document about Ancey written by his daughter, dated «30 avril 1949» (with transcription by J. Sanders)
  • Autograph postcard [Nantouillet Presles, S.O], from L. Level to J. Sanders, n.d. Would like Sanders to autograph the copy of his thesis – she enjoyed reading it.

Dossier Gustave Toudouze, secondary sources

  • Georges G. Toudouze, «La colonie artistique de Camaret», Les Cahiers de l’Iroise, 1955.
  • James Sanders, «Une lettre inédite de Gustave Toudouze à Georges Ancey, relative au “Bateau des sorcières”», Les cahiers de l’Iroise, 1994.
  • James Sanders, «Camaret, hâvre de pêcheurs et d’artistes», La Revue de l’Université Laval, octobre 1963.
  • André Dupuis, Une famille d’artistes. Les Toudouze-Colin-Leloir, 1690-1957, Paris, 1957.
  • Typed document (1 page): summary of an interview with Georges G. Toudouze.
  • Typed document (5 pages): draft of an article on Gustave Toudouze (by Sanders).
  • Photocopies of an article: Dr. M.-A. Levy-Alcover, «Le foyer artistique de Camaret: à propos de deux artistes dramatiques», in Nautisme, arts, culture, été 1990.

André Antoine - letters

  • Typed letter from André Antoine to Madame Ancey, dated «21 Août 1916», on letterhead «28, Place Dauphine. Tél.: Gobelins 03-59». Cannot visit because of rehearsals. Is discovering cinema, which is probably a new art. His son [?] will soon be in the air force. Friends are loosing family members. Hope the Anceys will be back in Paris soon.
  • Typed letter from André Antoine to Madame Ancey, dated «Le 10 Avril 1931», on letterhead «28, Place Dauphine. Tél.: Odéon 03-59». Does not know if he will go to Camaret for the summer; his health is not so good. His sons are working, and their presence would have brought him to Camaret. Apologizes for typing the letter, is almost incapable of writing.
  • Autograph letter from André Antoine to Madame Ancey, dated «mercredi 10 [1932, according to note pencilled in right hand corner], on letterhead «Golf Hotel. La Ciotat-Plage». Does not wish to go to Camaret, which is now a desert for him. Has given the house to his sons. Is simplifying his life. Has found a manuscript, which he hopes to bring to her. Sees Wolff every Sunday for lunch. Is feeling better. Hopes to be able to work for as long as possible. In October, will publish a Histoire du théâtre de 1870 à 1920 – several pages are devoted to Ancey. Concludes: «You are, I believe, the only woman I have esteemed and loved.»
  • Autograph letter from André Antoine to Madame Ancey, dated «31 août» [1932, according to note pencilled in left hand corner], on letterhead «Golf Hotel. La Ciotat-Plage». Does not have Faure’s address. Descaves is working and seems happy. Will be back in Paris in early September.
  • Autograph letter from André Antoine to Madame Ancey, dated «26 août 1936». Is in Sainte-Anne, and not in Camaret because there are too many memories in Camaret. Is with a nurse (after all, he is 78). The theater is probably dying, the cinema is the art of the future, and after all, why not. A new art is necessary for a new world. – If the generals succeed in Spain, France may be spared Bolshevism. Hopes to see her in Paris.
  • Autograph letter from André Antoine to ?, dated «Paris, le samedi 21 mai», on letterhead «Théâtre Antoine. Direction». Cannot hire Madame Marquet because his next season is put together already. Recommends her.
  • Autograph letter from André Antoine to ?, dated «Camaret, le 4 juillet 1904», on letterhead «Théâtre Antoine. Direction». Just got back from London. Invites his correspondent to come for a visit.
  • Autograph letter from André Antoine to Madame Georges Ancey [?], dated «21 août» [1936, according to note pencilled on right hand corner], on letterhead «Hotels St. James. 211 rue Saint-Honoré». Is in Brittany, back in Paris next Wednesday. Mentions the change of director at the Comédie [française?].
  • Autograph letter from André Antoine to Sylvie [?], n.d., on letterhead «28, Place Dauphine. Tél.: Gobelins 03-59». Has just seen the baron. She can assume that is it a done deal – 1st October, 1,000 fr per month.
  • Typed letter from André Antoine to Lucien Besnard [?], dated «Le 27 août 1928, Camaret-sur-Mer, Finistère». He read the adaptation Les amants de Parme. Cannot stage it in the new theatre, it is too risky because he does not know the public yet. Congratulates the author for his adaptation.
  • Typed letter from André Antoine to René de Chauffour [actor René Maupré], dated «Paris, le 28 juillet 1915», on letterhead «28, Place Dauphine. Tél.: Gobelins 03-59». Thanks Chauffour for his letter. Antoine’s son was wounded 10 days earlier. Antoine will try to have Chauffour’s wife work with him on a movie.
  • Typed letter from André Antoine to René de Chauffour, dated «Vendredi», on letterhead «28, Place Dauphine. Tél.: Gobelins 03-59». Shares various news, about his sons, common friends, life in Paris. Theaters are not open at night.
  • Typed letter from André Antoine to René de Chauffour, dated «Le 26 juin 1915», on letterhead «28, Place Dauphine. Tél.: Gobelins 03-59». Thanks him for his letter. Has seen Chauffour’s wife. Hopes that the war will be over in December.
  • Typed letter from André Antoine to René de Chauffour[?], dated «le 17 octobre 1938», on letterhead «Hotel d’Albany, 202, rue de Rivoli. Opéra 02-32 et 02-37». Regrets not seeing him the night before. Is glad to hear that he found work. Fauchois’s show was not a success.
  • Autograph letter from André Antoine to André-Paul Antoine [his son], dated «Jeudi». Found his letter the night before, at midnight. Hopes that Jean and André-Paul can come over for lunch.
  • Autograph letter from André Antoine to André-Paul Antoine, dated «Camaret, 14 novembre [1914], on letterhead, crossed out «28, Place Dauphine. Tél.: Gobelins 03-59». Hopes his letter will reach André-Paul before his departure. Is in Camaret, will go back to Paris very soon. Gives news about friends and family.
  • Autograph letter from André Antoine to André-Paul Antoine, dated «Mercredi 17 février» [1917?], on letterhead «Grand Hôtel d’Europe, Pétrograde, rue Michel». Is in Russia – welcomed warmly, but it is very far. Will have dinner with Russian generals. Hopes all is well for André-Paul.
  • Photocopy of a handwritten letter from André Antoine, 1932 pencilled in top of the page.

Letters related to Colonna Romano

  • One postcard and one letter (stamped 2-7 1955) from Colonna Romano to J. Sanders.
  • Autograph letter from André Antoine to Colonna Romano [?], dated «31 avril», on letterhead «Golf Hotel La Ciotat-Plage». Has not heard from her, but guesses that she will come back with Alcover. Is himself leaving for Marseille, will be back in Paris the week after.
  • Autograph letter from André Antoine to Colonna Romano [?], dated «Mardi», on letterhead «28, Place Dauphine. Tél.: Gobelins 03-59». Here is the solution to the problem they were discussing the other day.
  • Autograph letter from André Antoine to Colonna Romano [?], dated «25 novembre 36», on letterhead «Hôtel d’Albany. 202, rue de Rivoli». Is in financial trouble because he has not paid his income tax. Can she help?
  • Autograph letter from M.A. Lévy-Alcover [son of Colonna Romano] to J. Sanders, dated «le 22 février 1981», address «Dr. M.A. Lévy-Alcover, 11bis, Passage de la Visitation, Paris, 75007». Tells Sanders that his parents were close friends with Antoine. His parents bought Antoine’s house in 1936, and he still goes there every summer.
  • Three postcards – pictures of Colonna Romano
  • Newspaper clipping with picture of Colonna Romano
  • Two pictures (black and white) of Colonna Romano
  • Program – Electre, gala donné par Colonna Romano (23 juin 1938)
  • Telegram from Antoine to Colonna Romano, stamped «14 août 13» Best wishes.
  • Autograph letter from Jean and Marguerite Sarment to Colonna Romano, dated «30 décembre 61», stamped «2 – 1 62». Are sending their best wishes for the new year.
  • Autograph letter from Maurice Gervais [?] to Colonna Romano, dated «Paris, le 7 août 1936», on letterhead «Société des poètes français. Le Secrétaire général», with a stamp surimposed: «Maurice Gervais 33bis, rue Faidherbe Paris Xie». Congratulates her – wishes he could do it in person [very poetic letter].
  • Autograph carte-lettre from [?] to Colonna Romano, dated «Bagnères de Bigorre», stamped «8 VIII 36». Congratulates her, even if he is far from Paris. When he thinks about Colonna, he also thinks about the actress Madeleine Roch, who would have been happy to hear the good news.
  • Autograph letter from Paul Vinson to Colonna Romano, dated «Dimanche 2 Août», on letterhead «Comoedia. Journal quotidien illustré. 146, ave des Champs-Elysées Paris (8e)». Congratulates her for her decoration. Her talent is finally recognized.
  • Autograph letter from ? to Colonna Romano, dated «Hameau du Francport par Compiègne (Oise)». Congratulates her for her decoration [Légion d’honneur].
  • Autograph letter from Georges Zeller to Colonna Romano, dated «Paris, le 2/8 1936», on letterhead «Les Chefs-d’oeuvre du Théâtre-Français. Georges Zeller, 93, boulevard Magenda, 93, Paris (Xe)». Congratulates her for her decoration.
  • Autograph letter from Lucien Besnard to Colonna Romano, dated «Launay par Courtomer Orne 4 août 36». Congratulates her for her decoration.
  • Autograph letter from Lucien de Weindel to Colonna Romano, dated «5/8/36/, on letterhead «Excelsior. Illustré quotidien. 20, rue d’Enghien. Le Directeur-Rédacteur en chef» with additional address «L’Hermitage, par Vernon (Eure)». Congratulates her for her decoration.
  • Telegram from Devoyod to Colonna Romano, stamped «Paris 12 8 37». Best wishes. Success is awaiting.
  • Autograph letter from ? to Colonna Romano, dated «4 août 1936». Congratulates her for her decoration.
  • Autograph letter from Edmond Sée to Colonna Romano, dated «Paris, le 2 août 1936», on letterhead «Association syndicale, professionnelle & mutuelle de la critique dramatique et musicale», with added address «Montfort l’Amaury S & O». Congratulates her for her decoration.
  • Autograph letter from Mary Marquet to Colonna Romano, dated «1936 Dimanche 9», on letterhead «Comédie française». Congratulates her for her decoration. Announces that she will get married, but it is still a secret.
  • Autograph letter from Georges Pioch [?] to Colonna Romano and her husband, dated «dimanche 12/5/40», with address «210, rue de Rivoli». Discusses the actors’s interpretation of a play by Racine.
  • 2 press clippings (one is a photocopy) on Colonna Romano’s career

Letters to André Antoine

  • Autograph bristol card from actress Blanche Denège to Antoine, dated «1er janvier 1929», letterhead «43, rue Saint-Georges Téléph: Trudaine 31-22». Wishing Antoine a happy new year.
  • Autograph postcard [sketch of Antoine by Zim] from Gabriel Signoret to Antoine, dated «26-11-26». Word of friendship, reminiscing about the tour in America, when Antoine was sharing with all of them his lessons.
  • Autograph letter from Gabriel Trarieux to Antoine, dated «Le Guéry Barbezieux, Charente. 14 août 1902». Drop a note to Clemenceau; now they have to wait. Shares various gossips. Will touch up his play.
  • Autograph letter from Gabriel Trarieux to Antoine, dated «Paris 1er mars 1919». Is waiting to hear if he will be named at La Gaité. In that case, he will need a secretary. Would Michel be good? If so, can Antoine give his address to Trarieux?
  • Autograph letter from André Dumas [?] to Antoine, n.d. Talks about a ceremony.

Contract with M. Chimene, poster and cover

Typed contract between Antoine and M. Chimene, dated «2 février 1917», on letterhead «28, Place Dauphine».
Regarding the partnership between Antoine and Chimene for the Gaité theatre.
With a two-page letter [first page missing), where Antoine explains that he does not want to take care of financial issues.
Poster (colour) for the Théâtre Antoine, announcing Blanchette and Boubouroche.
Poor condition – repairs with scotch tape – folded
Cover of Le monde illustré, 2 novembre 1935 – with photo of Antoine.

Autograph letters/cards sent to J. Sanders

-Autograph letter from actor Denis d’Inès to J. Sanders, dated «Paris 7 juillet 1955», with envelope stamped «Paris 7 – 1955» Will meet with Sanders to discuss Antoine.
-Autograph letter from journalist Henri Jeanson to J. Sanders, n.d., on letterhead «Pavillon Louis-Philippe, Honfleur (Calvados)», with envelope stamped «7 – 2 - 1955».Recommends that Sanders contact Colonna Romano to hear more about L’Odéon.
-Autograph letter from Mme Romuald Joubé to J. Sanders, dated «Paris, 6 juillet 1969», with envelope stamped «6 – 7 – 1969».Will send the photographs of her husband as soon as they are copied. Thanks Sanders for his work.
-Autograph letter from Mme Romuald Joubé to J. Sanders, dated «Paris 13 août 1970», with envelope stamped «Paris 14-8-1970».Collection Théâtrale André AntoineHas sent the documents to the director of a newspaper in Québec, whom she used to know. Hopes that they will reach Sanders eventually. Thanks him for his work on her husband’s career.In addition, copies (hand-written) of: one telegram sent by Joubé to Antoine, dated janvier 1938; a letter from Antoine to Joubé, dated 20 janvier 1938; a letter from Antoine to Joubé, dated 3 janvier 1940.
-Autograph letter from Mme Romuald Joubé to J. Sanders, dated «Paris 11 mai 1969».She is unwell – but Mme Sylvie, the actress, told Mme Joubé that Sanders would be in Paris for a while. Hopes to see him later.
-Autograph letter from Mme Romuald Joubé to J. Sanders, dated «Paris 15 juil 1969».Would like to make an appointment with Sanders, to evoke the memories of her husband.
-Autograph letter from actor Pierre Bertin to J. Sanders, dated «27/5/69».Will meet Sanders with pleasure to discuss Antoine.
-Autograph Xmas card (with picture) from L. Level [G. Ancey’s daughter] to J. Sanders, n.d.
-Autograph letter from L. Ancey de Curmieu Level to J. Sanders, dated «10 avril 1967, 22, rue Legendre».Talks about the publication of her father’s plays – with publisher Nizet. Nizet promised to send her the text of the preface written by Sanders, but she has seen nothing yet. Can Sanders press matters?
-Autograph Xmas card from L. Ancey de Curmieu Level [G. Ancey’s daughter] to J. Sanders, n.d.Send her best wishes. Publisher Nizet has promised the proofs by the end of January.
-Autograph letter from Brigitte Level [G. Ancey’s grand-daughter] to J. Sanders, dated «Vendredi 27 juin 1975».Has just heard about the passing of Sanders’ wife. Shares his pain. Invites him to Paris.
-Postcard [mountain] from Josette Reynaud to J. Sanders, dated «24-3-69».At Jeanne Lion’s request, Josette Reynaud will come around to their meeting. Reminds J. Sanders to bring back to 10 letters by Antoine that she lent him. She will bring information on H. de Rotschild.
-Autograph letter from Josette Reynaud to J. Sanders, n.d.Jeanne Lion is very unwell – it would be nice if J. Sanders could send her a letter.
-Autograph letter from Josette Reynaud to J. Sanders, dated «30 sept. 69».Talks about Jeanne Lion, who is declining.
-Autograph letter from Josette Reynaud to J. Sanders, dated «Paris 16-12-69».Jeanne Lion passed away – James Sanders’ letter to her was greatly appreciated. Hopes J. Sanders will come and see her when he is next in Paris.
-Autograph letter from Josette Reynaud to J. Sanders, dated «Paris, 20 octobre 77».Thanks J. Sanders for his letter. Hopes he is enjoying reading the memoirs of Albert Carré, who was a friend of her mother. Madame Coquelin passed away – she was 85. Talk about politics.
-Postcard [picture of Cagnes-Hippodrome] from Josette Reynaud to J. Sanders, dated «7-1-79».Collection Théâtrale André Antoine Sends her best wishes. Reminds J Sanders to return her books.
-Autograph Lletter from Mme. P. Descaves to J. Sanders, dated «Poigny-la-forêt 6-2-69».Would be happy to meet with him. She is willing to pick him up at the train station.
-Autograph bristol card from Mme L[?] Descaves to J. Sanders, dated «Paris, 12 mars 1969».Has not found the correspondence between Lucien Descaves and Antoine. Will keep looking for any documents of interest to Sanders.
-Autograph bristol card from Suzanne Devoyod to J. Sanders, dated «Dimanche 25 novembre» (with envelope).Would be happy to meet with J. Sanders, to discuss her collaboration with Antoine, the various roles she played in Ancey’s and H. Becque’s plays. She lives on the Côte d’Azur and will be back in Paris in May. Is happy to her about L. Level.
-Autograph bristol card from Suzanne Devoyod to J. Sanders, dated «Samedi 2 février 52» (with enveloppe].Would like to answer J. Sanders’ questions – but she has not looked at the play L’Avenir in many years and has not access to the text. Maybe Sanders can lend his copy. She recalls that the play was a great success. Ancey attended all the rehearsals, he was very meticulous and he trusted Antoine. It was a wonderful era.

Letter from Josette Antoine and André Antoine fils (grand-son of Antoine) to J. Sanders

Typed letter from Josette Antoine and André Antoine fils (grand-son of Antoine) to J. Sanders, dated «Les Grands Champs (Chateauroux), le mardi 18 mars 2008».
Very long letter (30 pages) – touching upon a variety of subjects: Zola, painting, Huysmans, Deffoux, etc.
Typed c.v. of André Antoine, grand-son of director André Antoine (2 pages)

Letters from André Antoine fils to J. Sanders

Typed letter from André Antoine fils to J. Sanders, dated «le 29 mars 1995» (17 pages), with postcards + condolences letter sent by André Antoine fils to Marianne Levy-Alcover (daughter of Colonna Romano) dated 14 mai 1985.
Various considerations on religion – lists 54 questions about traveling to North America.
Typed letter from André Antoine fils to J. Sanders, dated «le 08 avril 1994» (22 pages), with a typed poem from André Antoine fils and postcards.
Various considerations on his new job.
Typed letter from André Antoine fils to J. Sanders, dated «le 1ier août 1993» (15 pages), with copies of letters sent by André Antoine fils to Professeur Marcel Burel + photographs of paintings done by Mme Antoine.
Various considerations on his mother’s paintings, and on literature.

Ancey, Georges, L’avenir

Ancey, Georges, L’avenir, comédie en trois actes en prose, Paris, P.-V. Stock, Éditeur, 1898.
Proofs – wet stamp indicating «2e épreuve» (p. 1 and 145). – Various annotations (stage copy).
Wet stamp of the Censorship Bureau on the front wrapper, dated 20 janvier 1899.

Antoine, Mes souvenirs sur l’Odéon (première direction) et le théâtre Antoine

Antoine, Mes souvenirs sur l’Odéon (première direction) et le théâtre Antoine
-Proofs (unbound) of the book, with corrections and markings (poor condition)

  • autograph letter from Henri Duvernois to André Antoine, dated «Paris, le 1er février 1923», on letterhead «Les oeuvres libres. Arthème Fayard et Cie, Éditeurs. 18-20, rue du Saint-Gothard, 18-20 – Paris (14e)».Henri Duvernois confirms what Antoine and himself discussed the night before. Les Oeuvres libres will publish Antoine’s book on Turkey, for 7,000 francs. The ms should be submitted in June.

Brieux, Blanchette

Brieux, Blanchette, comédie en trois actes, septième édition, Paris, P.-V. Stock, 1903. – With wet stamp: «Libreria moderna B. Loubiere, Buenos Aires» + plus duty stamps from the city of Buenos Aires. Copy marked «F».

Courteline, Georges, Lidoire

Courteline, Georges, Lidoire, tableau militaire en un acte, représenté aux Menus-Plaisirs, par la troupe du Théâtre-Libre, les 6, 8 et 9 juin 1891, Paris, Ernest Flammarion, Éditeur, n.d. – Copy marked «B».

Curel, François de, Le repas du lion

Curel, François de, Le repas du lion, pièce en cinq actes. Représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, au Théâtre Antoine, le 5 novembre 1897. Paris, P.-V. Stock, 1897. With annotations throughout. On the cover: stamp of the Bureau de la Censure, authorizing the play.

Curel, François de, La figurante

Curel, François de, La figurante. Comédie en trois actes. Représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le théâtre de la Renaissance, le 5 mars 1896, Paris, P.-V. Stock, Éditeur, 1896. With a dedicace: «À André Antoine, son ami, F. de Curel.»

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