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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 Is sending various documents to Sanders, asking that they remain unpublished – her father would not have liked them made public as they are unfinished.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.

Letters to Georges Ancey

  • Autograph letter from actor Georges Grand to Georges Ancey, dated «Casino de Royal, le 11 août 1891». Antoine told Grand that he was meeting with Ancey in Brittany. Grand wishes he were with the both of them. He is playing at the Casino, which is a tough life – a play gets five of six rehearsals only. But he has had success and thinks he will be hired again for the next season. Also: a note written at the bottom, by actor Albert Mayer, asking Ancey to write a role for him, something light.
  • Autograph letter from Georges Grand to Madame Georges Ancey, dated «1er dec. 1917». Condolences letter to Ancey’s wife.
  • Autograph letter from actor Coquelin to Georges Ancey [?], n.d. Invites Ancey [?] to come over to his place, to see his «modest collection».
  • Autograph letter from journalist Edmond LeRoy to Georges Ancey [?], n.d., from «15, rue de Bruxelles» Asks what the future of the «new theater» will be, now that Antoine is the director of a state-sponsored theater. Can Ancey answer the question for the readers of LeRoy’s newspaper?
  • Autograph letter from Abbé Hourisson [?] to Georges Ancey, dated «Tours, 29 mai 1905» Has heard that in Ancey’s new play, a character is named «Abbé Hourisson». Asks Ancey to change the name immediately. The letter will be given to Ancey by the Abbé’s cousin, who bears the same name and who is the editor of the newspaper L’Albevillois. The two men do not want their patronym used on the stage.
  • Autograph letter from F. Chastanet to Georges Ancey, dated «Paris, le 21 juin 1889», on letterhead «Le Théâtre Libre. 96, Rue Blanche. Archives». Antoine is in Pornichet. As Ancey is in Paris, Chastanet and Ancey should climb the Eiffel tower. Nothing new to announce, only gossips (about Méténier, Céard, Denbourg).
  • Autograph telegram from F. Chastanet to Georges Ancey, stamped «25 avril 91». Does not understand Ancey’s displeasure. Antoine’s initiative is partly due to the fact that it was 2am. Will have enough room for everybody in the box reserved for him.
  • Autograph telegram from F. Chastanet to Georges Ancey, from Bordeaux, stamped «8 mai 92». Antoine is asking Ancey not to sign anything for Bordeaux before talking to him.
  • Autograph telegram from F. Chastanet and Schurmann to Georges Ancey, from Bordeaux, stamped «7 mai 92». Play just finished. Three encores, great success, full house. Congratulations.
  • Autograph letter from F. Chastanet to Georges Ancey, dated «Lundi 20 août» - note pencilled: [88][?]. Just found Ancey’s letter. Antoine will be in Paris at the end of the week – as soon as he knows when exactly, Chastanet will be in touch with Ancey, so that Ancey can see Antoine rested and happy before the start of the rehearsals. Asks Ancey to check the «maquette» and to chose the seats he prefers. Chastanet is working at the rehearsal.
  • Autograph letter from F. Chastanet to Georges Ancey, dated «Samedi 27 juillet» - note pencilled: [88][?]. Antoine is away. He would be grateful if the author of Monsieur Lamblin could give a new play to the Théâtre Libre, for another success.
  • Autograph letter from F. Chastanet to Georges Ancey, dated «Paris, le 16 septembre 1891», on letterhead «Le Théâtre Libre. 96, Rue Blanche. Administration». Will take measures to accommodate Ancey. Chastanet just got back from Switzerland, where he was in a car accident. His wife broke her wrist; he hurt his right shoulder. Hopes to see the Anceys a lot during the coming winter.
  • Autograph letter from F. Chastanet to Georges Ancey, dated «Paris, Dimanche» [n.d.], on letterhead: «Le Théâtre Libre. 96, Rue Blanche. Direction». Great success for Elisa and Léontine. Good takings, house almost full, encores after each act. Will contact Mlle Pérot. Will be in contact very soon.
  • Autograph letter from F. Chastanet to Georges Ancey, dated «7 mai 1901», letterhead: «9, Rue Blanche». Talked to Gémier, who is in agreement. Gémier would like to see the play. Ancey should send his manuscript as soon as possible. Chastanet really likes Ces Messieurs.
  • Autograph letter from F. Chastanet to Georges Ancey, dated «5 mars 1899». Is leaving for Hambourg – will see Ancey at the première of Curel’s play. Has seen Le vieux marcheur. It is a bad play, and it’s not doing well.
  • Autograph telegraph from F. Chastanet to Georges Ancey, date not legible. A newspaper is asking for an interview with Ancey. What should Chastanet say?
  • Typed telegram from F. Chastanet to Georges Ancey, stamped «19 mars 92». La dupe may be staged once in Holland.
  • Autograph letter from F. Chastanet to Georges Ancey, dated «Paris, le 26 novembre 1901», on letterhead «Théâtre de la Renaissance, Direction Gémier. Téléphone: 266.98». Has received the book sent by Ancey, and has sent a novel by Zola to Ancey. Hopes that Ancey will ask him for a box at the Théâtre de la Renaissance.

Letters to Georges Ancey

  • Autograph carte-lettre from Gabriel Trarieux to Georges Ancey, dated «14 mai 1905», stamped «14 5 05». Sends, at Ancey’s request, names and addresses of friends who could attend the premiere of the play. Asks for 5 tickets.
  • Autograph letter from Gabriel Trarieux to Georges Ancey, dated «Paris 27 nov. 1901». Has read Ces Messieurs. Excellent play. Prefers the third act.
  • Autograph letter from Georges Bois to Georges Ancey, n.d., «19 Quai Voltaire». His play was not staged with Ancey’s at Antoine’s theatre, like in the good old days. Asks for 2 tickets for L’Avenir.
  • Autograph lettre-carte from [Charlotte] Lysès Sacha Guitry to Georges Ancey, n.d., on letterhead «48, rue Pergolèse. Téléphone: 667-27», stamped «13 IV 14». Hopes that there is no more danger.
  • Autograph letter from Sacha Guitry [?] to Georges Ancey [?], n.d., on letterhead «26, Place Vendôme». Likes his play.
  • Autograph letter from [?] Guitry to Georges Ancey [?], n.d., on letterhead «18, Avenue Elisée Reclus». Will wait for his visit.
  • Autograph letter from Stanislas Rzewuski to Georges Ancey, n.d., on letterhead «Hôtel Métropole Bruxelles» -with transcription by J. Sanders. Is in a desperate situation, unwell and out of money. Has to go to Germany, where one of his plays will be staged. Is imploring Ancey to lend him 200 francs.
  • Autograph bristol card from Edmond Sée to Georges Ancey, dated «jeudi», with address «6 Square du Roule». Writes that the play Ces Messieurs has had a great impact on him – Sée will write a column in La Presse, about it.
  • Autograph letter from Pierre Wolff to Georges Ancey [?], n.d., with address «Chalet Fonterive, près de la Pique, Luchon». Asks [«tu» form] how Ancey is doing. Has heard that Ancey has finished a comedy for the Comédie française. Wolff is working but nothing is coming of it.
  • Autograph letter from Pierre Wolff to Georges Ancey [?], n.d. Is asking Ancey to lend him what he asked a few days ago. Antoine will be back tomorrow.
  • Autograph letter from Pierre Wolff to Georges Ancey, n.d. Tells a strange story about his working table walking away from him. Wants to go to Brittany, even if it’s only for a few days, to see the Anceys. Sends his best to André [Antoine].
  • Autograph letter from Pierre Wolff to Georges Ancey, n.d. [from internal evidence, maybe 1903], on letterhead «11, avenue Matignon». Bought the text of Ces Messieurs – it is Ancey’s best play.
  • Autograph letter from Pierre Wolff to Georges Ancey, n.d., with address «Chalet Fonterive, près de la Pique, Luchon». Wonders why Ancey has not replied to his last letter.
  • Autograph letter from Pierre Wolff to «Ma chère amie», n.d., with address «22, rue d’Aumale». Offers a box for the following night.
  • Autograph letter from Pierre Wolff to «Chère amie», n.d. [early January probably], with address «22, rue d’Aumale». Sends his best wishes for the new year.
  • Autograph letter from Pierre Wolff to «Ma chère amie», n.d., with address «22, rue d’Aumale». Is unwell. Invites her to come for a visit.
  • Autograph letter from Pierre Wolff to «Ma chère amie», dated «29/1/18», with address «22, rue d’Aumale». Will come around for a visit on Friday.
  • Autograph letter from Pierre Wolff to «Ma chère amie», n.d., with address «22, rue d’Aumale». Has sent the letter. Reassures her that all will be well.
  • Autograph letter from Pierre Wolff to «Chère amie», n.d., with address «22, rue d’Aumale». Has sent the note she has given him to the Etat-Major. Hopes to succeed.
  • Autograph letter from Pierre Wolff to «Ma chère amie», n.d., with address «32, rue Guynemer VI». Tells her about his car accident – got her letter.
  • Autograph lettre-carte from André Calmettes to Georges Ancey, dated «7 juin 04», stamp not legible. Has seen Franck, who has no time to discuss casting.
  • Autograph lettre-carte from André Calmette to Georges Ancey, dated «mercredi soir», stamped 31-304». Suggests various times when they can meet to discuss.
  • Autograph letter from Paul Ginistry to Georges Ancey, dated «Paris, le 11 février 1905», on letterhead «Théâtre national de l’Odéon. Second Théâtre Français fondé en 1782. Cabinet du Directeur». Because of a busy schedule, cannot stage Ces Messieurs. Would like to discuss with Ancey, and would like to welcome him at the Odéon.
  • Autograph letter from Jean Jullien to Georges Ancey, dated «Paris 11 avril 1899», with address «10 Quai du Louvre». Will write a column about young playwrights and would like to include Ancey. Asks Ancey to complete a questionnaire about his career, plays, projects, etc.
  • Autograph letter from Oscar Méténier to Georges Ancey [?], n.d. «You will never say again that I have no manners. Yours…»
  • Autograph letter from Alfred Capus to Georges Ancey, n.d., with address «8, rue de Chateaudun». May have forgotten to reply to Ancey – confirms their meeting on Friday, 10 February.
  • Autograph document [Ancey?] – 12 page synopsis for a play?

Letters to Georges Ancey and Madame Ancey

  • Autograph postcard [view from Tangiers] from Jean Ajalbert to Georges Ancey, stamped «13 avril [?]». One word written: «Casablanca»
  • Autograph postcard [view from Quimper] from Jean Ajalbert to Georges Ancey, dated «28 mai», stamped «30 5 14». «Twenty five years later.»
  • Autograph letter from Jean Ajalbert to Georges Ancey, n.d. Is cancelling their appointment. Has to meet Geoffroy for business, who appreciates Ancey.
  • Autograph letter from Jean Ajalbert to Georges Ancey, dated «15 août». Friendly letter in which Ajalbert sends his best to Ancey, wishing him a pleasant at Camaret.
  • Autograph letter from Jean Ajalbert to Madame Georges Ancey, dated «le 2 déc. 1917», on letterhead «Manufacture nationale de Beauvais. L’Administrateur». Condolences letter on the occasion of Ancey’s death.
  • Autograph letter from Jean Ajalbert to Georges Ancey, n.d. Ancey can certainly arrange for a three-way meeting with Antoine, Ajalbert will join them.
  • Autograph letter from Jean Ajalbert to Georges Ancey, dated «5h du soir». Is sending a bottle of Bordeaux. Will see him later on.
  • Autograph from Jean Ajalbert to Georges Ancey, n.d. Organizes a lunch with Chéret.
  • Typed form letter from Emile Dubeau [?] to Georges Ancey [??], n.d., on letterhead «Théâtre national de l’Odéon. Second théâtre français. Secrétariat général». Is requested to pick up his play Le 6e acte de Tartuffe, which has not been accepted. Note: this play may not be Ancey’s.
  • Autograph letter from Emile Dubeau [?] to Georges Ancey [?], dated «Paris, le 24 [?] 1887», on letterhead «Théâtre national de l’Odéon. Second théâtre français. Administration». Has not yet read the play of his friend. Talked to Porel, who said he already has something about Molière for this year. Porel would stage [Le 6e acte de Tartuffe] if it’s good. Will be back in touch.
  • Autograph letter from Emile Dubeau [?] to Georges Ancey [?], dated «27 mars 92», with address «72 bis rue Bonaparte». Thanks him for his congratulations and his promise. They could meet within the next two weeks.
  • Autograph telegram from Emile Dubeau to Georges Ancey, stamped «18 dec. 89». If Ancey is free tonight, he should come to discuss with Porel, who will be expecting him.
  • Autograph letter from Emile Dubeau to Georges Ancey [?], dated «Paris, le [?] 1889», on letterhead «Théâtre national de l’Odéon. Fondé en 1782. Second Théâtre Français. Administration». Gave Le 6e acte de Tartuffe to Porel, who found it interesting. Manuscript will be sent to the Comité de lecture.

Collection théâtrale André Antoine

  • CA ON00389 C8
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 1985

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.

Sanders, James B.

Letters to Georges Ancey

  • Autograph letter from Maurice Vaucaire [?] to Georges Ancey, n.d. Invites him to one of his plays.
  • Autograph letter from Maurice Vaucaire [?] to Georges Ancey, n.d. The seats for the play are on the balcony – apologizes, that’s all he can offer.
  • Autograph letter from Maurice Vaucaire [?] to Georges Ancey, n.d., address «Villers-Hélon par Longpont (Aisne)». Thanks Ancey [?] for his congratulations.
  • Autograph letter from Maurice Vaucaire [?] to Georges Ancey, dated «jeudi 17», on letterhead «Les Lierres, Pornic (Loire Infre)». Likes the region, where one can see British people. Talks about an opérette by Wagner. Suggests that they meet in Paris in 2 or 3 weeks.
  • Autograph letter from Maurice Vaucaire [?] to Georges Ancey, n.d. Has a seat for Ancey in box 26, where Ancey will also meet with the Métivers.
  • Autograph letter from Maurice Vaucaire [?] to Georges Ancey, dated «lundi». Will be free around 11h.
  • Autograph letter from Maurice Vaucaire [?] to Georges Ancey, dated «Vendredi 14 août». Talks about the news on the impending war – André Antoine is stuck in a hotel, he knows nothing.
  • Autograph carte-lettre from Maurice Vaucaire [?] to Georges Ancey, dated «31 oct.», stamped «Paris 31 10 14». Paris is not boring, people are coming back. If Ancey wishes to go to Pornic, Vaucaire will go as well. Pierre Hepp is prisoner of the Germans.
  • Autograph carte-lettre from Maurice Vaucaire [?] to Georges Ancey, stamped «28 11 14» Is in Pornic, waited for the Germans in Paris – people are confident, like people who are far from the real danger.
  • Autograph letter from Maurice Vaucaire [?] to Georges Ancey, n.d. Invites Ancey for a lunch on Sunday.

Letters to Georges Ancey and James Sanders

  • Autograph letter from Willy Schultz to Georges Ancey, n.d. Wants to say how much he appreciates L’École des veufs. Some subscribers to the newspaper (probably spinsters, says Schultz) have written to the editor, expressing their displeasure.
  • Autograph letter from Willy Schultz to Georges Ancey [?], dated «Paris, le 25 [juin?] 189[-], on letterhead: «Société des Représentations de Tristan & Yseult. Siège social provisoire: 2, Rue Moncey, Paris». Invitation to an informal lunch with his sister and a few other people.
  • Autograph bristol card from Serge Basset, dated «Jeudi 26», on letterhead «Le Figaro, 26, rue Drouot». Would like to recommend Mme Marcelle Jullien for a role in Ces Messieurs. She is talented, Descaves can confirm. The Figaro would be grateful.
  • Autograph letter from M. Vaucaire to Georges Ancey, n.d. – with envelope stamped «5 février 1905». Has received a letter from «notre cher directeur». Ancey should not worry.
  • Autograph carte-lettre from M. Vaucaire to Georges Ancey, stamped «2 mars 96». Thanks Ancey for his note. Will dedicate his «pièce osée!» to Ancey.
  • Autograph letter from Octave Maus to Georges Ancey, dated «23 mai 90». Thanks Ancey for sending copies of his plays. Monsieur Lamblin was temporarily suspended because Mme Picard is quite unwell. Will read with interest the brochure published by the Théâtre Libre.
  • Autograph letter from Frantz Jourdain to Georges Ancey, dated «Paris, le 10 juin 1889», on letterhead «Frantz Jourdain, Architecte-Expert. Membre de la Société centrale des architectes. 14, rue de Clichy, 14. Mardi & Vendredi, de 1 à 3 heures». The director of the Cluny is looking for Ancey. Jourdain mentioned Ancey’s comedy to him, and he is interested in staging it.
  • Autograph bristol card from Gustave Geffroy to Georges Ancey, dated «Lundi» [from internal evidence: 1908?], on letterhead «Ministère de l’Instruction publique, des Beaux-Arts et des Cultes. Manufacture nationale des Gobelins». Cannot make it on Friday, 11 December – will miss seeing Ancey and their common friends. Has enjoyed Ancey’s book on Athens. Ancey should send a copy to Clemenceau – Geffroy mentioned it to him.
  • Autograph letter from Gustave Geffroy to Georges Ancey, dated «vendredi». Was unable to attend La dupe. Can Ancey give him 4 tickets for Tuesday?
  • Autograph letter from Gustave Geffroy to Georges Ancey, n.d. Thanks Ancey for the evening and the conversation. Hopes to see him again this winter.
  • Autograph carte-lettre from Georges Lecomte to Georges Ancey, dated «54, rue de Prony 28/1/02», stamped «28-1-02». Thanks Ancey for his cordial letter. Thinks highly of Ancey’s plays. As a playwright, Ancey is following the «grande tradition classique française».
  • Autograph carte-lettre from Georges Lecomte to Madame Georges Ancey, dated «mardi soir», stamped «Paris 21-11-17», with letterhead «18, Bard Auguste-Blanqui (XIIIe) Tél. Gobelins 02-78». Has just heard about Ancey’s passing. Ancey had a great and original talent.
  • Autograph carte-lettre from Georges Lecomte to Georges Ancey, dated «54, rue de Prony, samedi soir», stamped «21 Dec 04». Is delighted with Ancey’s success. After 15 years of friendship, «on s’embrasse!»
  • Autograph letter from Georges Lecomte to Georges Ancey, dated «54, rue de Prony, Dimanche». Lecomte will write an article on Becque in the Revue de Paris – will take the opportunity to write about Ancey. Can Ancey send copies of his plays to Lecomte? Lecomte would like to meet soon, to discuss.
  • Autograph letter from Georges Lecomte to Georges Ancey, dated «54, Rue de Prony, 17ème». Analyzes Ancey’s play: the characters are strong, the play is written with the truth in mind. Regrets that the play was censored – is convinced it will be staged eventually.
  • Typed letter from Georges Lecomte to James Sanders, dated «19 mai 1950, 82, rue du Ranelagh, XVIe», on letterhead «Académie française, 23 Quai Conti, VIe. Le Secrétaire perpétuel», envelope stamped «19 mai 50». Met Ancey at the Théâtre Libre – Antoine staged Lecomte’s plays, as well as Ancey’s. Lecomte has always appreciated Ancey’s works. Ancey was a «grand bourgeois», elegant, witty, ironic. Lecomte says that he never had a close relationship with Ancey, so he cannot give Sanders any more information.
  • Typed letter from Georges Lecomte to James Sanders, dated «29 mai 1952, 82, rue du Ranelagh, XVIe», on letterhead «Académie française, 23 Quai Conti, VIe. Le Secrétaire perpétuel». Lecomte has nothing to add about the Théâtre Libre. Even if he is extraordinarily busy, Lecomte can meet Sanders on Tuesday, 3 June, at 5pm.
  • Typed letter from Georges Lecomte to James Sanders, dated «25 mai 1955, 82 rue du Ranelagh, XVIe», on letterhead «Académie française. Le Secrétaire perpétuel». Would be happy to see Sanders to discuss André Antoine. Unfortunately, he is unwell and unable to have visitors.

Letters to Georges Ancey and Madame Ancey

  • Autograph letter from Demilly [?] to Madame Ancey, dated «Roscoff, mardi soir». The house is very close to the ocean, and everything is impeccable. Suggests not to bring too many things, as the house is well-equipped. Forks and knives would be welcome. Local food is to be had a very good prices. Asks that Madame Ancey writes before they leave, so that the house can be put in order.
  • Autograph letter from Henri Boschez to Georges Ancey, dated «12 mai 89». Congratulates Ancey for the success of Les inséparables. Would like to meet with Ancey to discuss the possibility of staging one of his plays at the Théâtre Déjazet.
  • Autograph carte lettre from Ch. [?] to Georges Ancey, stamped «[?] 05». On a pleasant tone: had looked everywhere for Ancey, but kept missing him all night [barely legible].
  • Autograph postcard [no illustration] from Camillo A. Tra[?] to Georges Ancey, dated «15 août 1899». Is delighted to announce the great success of Ancey’s play, L’avenir, in Bologna. Will send the newspapers. Signs: your humble translator.
  • Autograph letter from Camillo Tra[?] to Georges Ancey, dated «Bruxelles, 31 mai 99». Is delighted to announce the great success of Ancey’s play, L’avenir, in Rome. Will send the newspapers. Signs: your devoted translator.
  • Autograph letter from Camillo Tra[?] to Georges Ancey, dated «20 juin 99» - on letterhead «Brasserie Wielemans-Ceuppens. Café Métropole. Bruxelles». Thanks Ancey for his letter. The glory and the praise are for Ancey, not for him, the translator. Is very happy that his friend Ricardi is staging Ancey’s play. Will soon be in Paris.
  • Autograph letter from Marcel Boulenger to Georges Ancey, Dated «10 février 99» -- letterhead: «26, rue Cambacérès». Was touched and troubled by Ancey’s play L’avenir. Congratulates him.
  • Autograph letter from Henry Becque to Georges Ancey, n.d. Was hoping that Les Corbeaux would be staged again, but it has been postponed. Is in poor health.
  • Autograph carte-lettre from François de Curel to Georges Ancey, dated «Coin-sur-Seille 7 mars 1895», stamped «Coin (Seille) 7 3 95». Will not be able to celebrate with Becque and Ancey; is in Lorraine and will remain there for another month; is working on 4 of his plays.
  • Autograph carte pneumatique from François de Curel to Georges Ancey, stamped «Paris 14 [?] 15». Is expecting Ancey for lunch the following day, at noon.
  • Autograph carte-lettre from François de Curel to Madame Georges Ancey, dated «Marlotte 20 mai 1918», stamped «30 5 18». Thanks Madame Ancey for her letter – it brought back memories of the times when they all met regularly at Antoine’s Théâtre. Holds Ancey’s works in high esteem.
  • Autograph letter from Vollard to Georges Ancey [?], dated «Paris le 5 janvier 1905». Was unable to come around to congratulate Ancey[?] in person. Sends his best wishes.
  • Autograph carte pneumatique from Henry Bernstein to Georges Ancey, n.d., stamped «Paris, 13 janv 04». Invites Ancey for a lunch in a few hours – has something of interest to tell Ancey. Ancey is asked to telephone his answer before 11h30.
  • Autograph letter from Paul Adam to Georges Ancey [?], dated «Lundi 8h», address «16 av. du Trocadéro». Sends his congratulations.
  • Autograph letter from Maurice Boniface to Georges Ancey, n.d., address «14 Place Vendôme». Will go to Germany; will be in Bayreuth to hear Parcifal probably the 11th August. Invites him for lunch, to discuss all this.
  • Autograph letter from Maurice Boniface to Georges Ancey, dated «samedi». His wife and himself accept with great pleasure.
  • Autograph bristol from Maurice Boniface to Georges Ancey, n.d. [A few words in Latin] – Mme Boniface writes that they are free Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Autograph carte-lettre from Maurice Boniface to Georges Ancey, n.d., stamped «27 11 01». Has read Ces Messieurs. Does not really like it, but admires Ancey’s talent.
  • Autograph letter from Maurice Boniface to Georges Ancey, n.d., address «14, place Vendôme». Asks Ancey if he is still contemplating going to Bayreuth. The Bonifaces will be going, and maybe the Anceys can meet them there. But they have to make a decision quickly. Ancey has to hear Wagner’s oeuvre.
  • Autograph letter from Maurice Boniface to Georges Ancey, n.d. His wife is at home on Mondays; he is at home everyday, until 5pm, writing.
  • Autograph letter from Maurice Boniface to Georges Ancey, n.d. Invites the Anceys for a dinner, with old friends from the Théâtre Libre, on Saturday, the 29th.
  • Autograph letter from Maurice Boniface to Georges Ancey, n.d. Thanks Ancey for sending his play L’Avenir. Has heard only positive comments, from various circles.
  • Autograph letter from René Benjamin to Georges Ancey, n.d. Pleads with Ancey: his Paris apartment is too small, badly lit; that is why Ancey is always sick when he is in Paris. Benjamin is Ancey’s oldest friend, he can say these things. With handwritten transcription by Sanders.
  • Autograph letter from Richon-Brunet to Georges Ancey, n.d., address «6 Calle Abadis Sevilla». Apologizes for taking so long to reply to Ancey’s letter. Has had a bad season in Paris, and took refuge in Spain, to be away from everything. Asks Ancey to keep an eye on his house in Camaret.
  • Autograph letter from Duval [?] to Georges Ancey, dated «Camaret sur mer, 11 janvier 1894», with envelope marked «Urgence et réponse». Probably from the overseer of Ancey’s property in Brittany. Tells Ancey about the state of the house: the kitchen needs repairs, the garden needs mulch, etc. Found somebody in the house, shot the man twice, but the man disappeared.

Letters to Georges Ancey and James Sanders

  • Autograph letter from Léon Christian [?] to Georges Ancey, dated «Alexandrie, 2 août 98». Tells about the success of L’École des veufs. Asks for permission to play La dupe. Is working hard and they are staging mostly the répertoire of the Théâtre Libre. Hopes to see the Anceys in Paris.
  • Autograph letter from Gustave Toudouze to Georges Ancey, dated «Château de Kermann’goz en Trégastel, par Lannion (Côtes du Nord), Vendredi 11 septembre 1896». Will soon publish an illustrated novel about Camaret. Is asking Ancey to lend some photographs of the region and of the village to the illustrator, for inspiration. Note: this letter was published by J. Sanders by Les Cahiers de l’Iroise, no 161, février 1994. Offprints in the dossier.
  • Autograph letter from Gustave Toudouze to Georges Ancey, dated «Paris 50 rue de Moscou, mercredi 11 décembre 1901». Likes the play Ces Messieurs very much. It is a shame that it has been censored.
  • Photograph of Gustave Toudouze in Camaret (1903 – as to a note at the back of the photograph – sent to J. Sanders by Toudouze’s son – see letter of 18 juin 1952).
  • Autograph letter from Georges G. Toudouze to J. Sanders, dated «6 mai 1952», on letterhead «Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques, 9, 11, 11bis rue Ballu, Paris (9e). Tel: Trinite 44-97». Will be happy to meet with J. Sanders, at his office, to discuss Georges Ancey.
  • Autograph letter from Georges G. Toudouze to J. Sanders, dated «18 juin 1952», on letterhead «Préfecture de la Seine – Musée Carnavalet. 23, rue de Sévigné. Paris IIIe. Société de l’histoire du costume» - with envelope, not stamped, on letterhead «Préfecture de la Seine». Is sending a photograph of his father, Gustave Toudouze, taken in Camaret in 1903.
  • Autograph letter from Georges G. Toudouze to J. Sanders, dated «Paris, le 29 juin 52», on letterhead «République française. Liberté, égalité, fraternité. Préfecture de la Seine». Sends two books written by his father on Camaret (Péri en mer, Le bâteau des sorcières). Has no copy of his own book on Camaret but sends the address of his publisher.
  • Typed letter from Georges G. Toudouze to J. Sanders, dated «Paris, le 7 juillet 1955», on letterhead «Société mutualiste des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques. Le Secrétaire général Georges G. Toudouze», with envelope stamped «Paris, 7-7-1955», on letterhead «Société mutualiste des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques». Is going away, will not be able to see Sanders just yet. Maybe in September, if Sanders is still in Paris.