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Various Letters related to Antoine

Autograph letter from actress Eugénie Nau to [maybe Antoine], n.d., on letterhead «Théâtre Antoine. Régisseur général». The words «Régisseur général» were crossed out; above «Eugénie Nau». Asks for an appointment to discuss a project. NOTE: Eugénie Nau was the actress who created the role of the prostitute in the stage adaptation of La fille Elisa, by the Goncourt Brothers. The play was staged at the Théâtre Libre in 1890.

Envelope (empty) addressed to actress Blanche Deneige; letterhead: «Le Courrier de la presse ‘lit tout’, renseigne sur tout…» - stamp illegible.

Autograph telegraph from Larochelle to François de Curel, stamped «2 juil. 95». Read his open letter in Le Figaro. De Curel is too modest – he should accept the invitation to be staged again on the Théâtre Libre. For the next season, there will be a play by Paul Adam and another one by Barrès. Larochelle hopes that de Curel will join them.
Autograph bristol card from A. Antoine to [?], dated «Parais, le 21 8, 1908» - on letterhead «Théâtre national de l’Odéon – Direction». Is asking his correspondent to come on Thursday – it would be the opportunity to discuss the play Le roi Louis.

Printed letter (engraved autograph) from André Antoine to the director of the newspaper L’Écho de Paris , dated «Paris, le 27 mars 1891» -- signed by Antoine in blue ink. Following an article published in L’Écho, deemed injurious by Antoine, he is reacting in writing, while waiting for the newspaper to insert his letter. Antoine will circulate the letter widely. Antoine refutes the accusations made against him by journalist Henry Bauer – concerning his management of the Théâtre Libre, as well as his private life.

Hand-written document: list of actors facing a list of roles – with the mentions «Bruxelles» and «Paris».

Autograph carte-lettre from Émile Paz to Jules Antoine, stamped «13 juin 88». Reminds Jules Antoine that Paz is not on speaking terms anymore with Antoine. Asks Jules to send him as many tickets as possible for the last show, before 2 o’clock. He knows 40 or 50 people who would be very intested to come.

Autograph letter [photocopy] from Antoine to his brother Jules, dated «Camaret, mardi 190[5]» - on letterhead «Théâtre Antoine. Direction». Apologizes that Jules has to deal with all the problems. Antoine was simply trying to avoid legal troubles. Invites his brother to join him in Camaret.

Prospectus advertising the movie Les travailleurs de la mer , directed by Antoine. With a subscription form for the Ligue maritime française.

Autograph letter from Xavier Roux to [Antoine?], n.d. Congratulates his «cher ami» on his Légion d’honneur. Their old friend Becque would be very happy. Roux is delighted.

Autograph letter signed «Un vieil abonné» to [actress Blanche Deneige, according to a handwritten note], dated «Mardi 30 octobre 1906». The «vieil abonné» makes some recommendations to the actress regarding her interpretation of the role of Catherine. He suggests playing the young woman with more restraint.

Autograph carte-pneumatique from A-P Antoine to Pierre Decourcelle, dated «Lundi», stamped «1223». Was very touched by the warm welcome offered to him by Decourcelle. Will call Decourcelle tomorrow, to have more news.

Autograph letter from [signature illegible] to [A.-P. Antoine, according to a hand-written note], dated «Le 2 mai 1949». Letter announced that the step-mother of the recipient has been very ill and is now recovering. She is waiting for the second installment of the settlement, that was signed before the notary.

Letters from André-Paul Antoine to J. Sanders

Typed letter from André-Paul Antoine to J. Sanders, dated «Paris, le 5 juin 1972», on letterhead «54, rue Caulaincourt, XVIIIe».
Formal letter: gives permission to J. Sanders to publish any document relating to André Antoine (life and works). The authorization includes André-Paul Antoine’s heirs (to great-grand-son).
Typed letter from André-Paul Antoine to J. Sanders, dated «Paris, le 28 octobre 1976», on letterhead «54, rue Caulaincourt, XVIIIe».
Formal letter: as the sole heir of André Antoine, André-Paul Antoine gives J. Sanders permission to use any documents, correspondences (public or private), any books (published or not), anywhere in the world, to conduct research on André Antoine (life and works).
Typed letter from André-Paul Antoine to J. Sanders, dated «Paris, le 5 juin 1978», on letterhead «54, rue Caulaincourt, XVIIIe».
As a follow-up to their conversation, gives Sanders permission to publish André Antoine’s correspondence during the Théâtre Libre period [ca 1887-1896].
Typed letter from André-Paul Antoine to J. Sanders, dated «Paris, le 5 juin 1978», on letterhead «54, rue Caulaincourt, XVIIIe».
Gives permission to J. Sanders to consult all documents held by other people pertaining to André Antoine. Does not wish to stop other researchers working on the same topic. Is asking documents holders to consult with him prior to giving access to researchers other than J. Sanders.

Théâtre du Vieux Colombier

Théâtre du Vieux Colombier – the programme of Noces de sang, by Garcia Lorca (avril 1963) – an invitation for the opening of the exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier at the Bibliothèque nationale, 23 October 1963 – copy of a letter send by Jacques Copeau to André Antoine [18 février 1920].

Legal document

Legal document – founding of the association «Les Amis d’André Antoine», no date; typed note on Antoine’s career by André-Paul Antoine..

Various magazines

-Magazine: Le Théâtre, septembre 1904 – special issue on Théâtre Antoine.
-Magazine: Le Théâtre, septembre 1902 (incomplete) – special issue on Théâtre Antoine.
-Magazine: La Revue théâtrale, mai 1906 (cover missing) – special issue on Théâtre Antoine.
-Magazine: Le Théâtre, octobre 1905.NOTE: an article on the Théâtre de l’Odéon.
-Magazine : Comoedia illustré.2 issues : 1er avril 1911 and 1er décembre 1911.Profusely illustrated with portraits of actresses and photographs.
-Magazine : Revue illustréeIssue: 15 septembre 1889.
-Magazine : Le Théâtre et Comoedia illustré. One issue : 15 janvier 1926.
-Magazine: L’Illustration théâtrale. Journal d’actualités dramatiques publiant le texte complet des pièces nouvelles jouées dans les principaux théâtres de Paris. Two loose issues (8 December 1906 and 15 October 191?) – poor condition.

Zola, Émile, Jacques Damour, 2 copies

Zola, Émile, Jacques Damour. Pièce en un acte. Tirée de la nouvelle d’Émile Zola par Léon Hennique, Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie, 1887. Original wrappers – stage copy marked «D». With wet stamp «Le Théâtre Libre». Second copy: 1925.

Becque, Henry, La Parisienne

Becque, Henry, La Parisienne, comédie en trois actes, Paris, Calmann Lévy, 1890. – With dry stamp: «Société en commandite Antoine et Cie, Théâtre Antoine». Copy marked «B Régie», with copious annotations throughout. With extra material: drawing of the set.

Raymond, Charles, Don Carlos

Raymond, Charles, Don Carlos, drame en cinq actes et onze tableaux d’après Schiller, Paris, Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1896. – With a dedicace: «A Antoine, en lui renouvelant, ici, l’expression de ma reconnaissance, Charles Raymond.»

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Jules Claretie

  1. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Jules Claretie (1840-1913), Paris, 7 October 1868, 1 p.
    An extremely interesting confidential letter, in which Zola, at the time a young writer for La Tribune, writes to Claretie who, he has learned, has just been hired by the same newspaper. Zola requests that Claretie, who was already writing for a number of newspapers, not submit articles of the same sort which Zola was writing (his “chroniques”), since Zola’s work at the Tribune represented for him, at the time, “the only sure work that I have at the moment”. Published in Correspondance, vol. II, p. 158-159 (letter 36).

A.l.s. from Zola to Édouard Bauer

  1. A.l.s. from Zola to Édouard Bauer, Paris, 8 February 1869, 1 p.
    Zola writes to Bauer, the founder and director of L’Événement illustré, in which Zola’s novel, La Famille Cayol (initial title of Les Mystères de Marseille) had been appearing since 23 October, 1868. Zola has learned that the newspaper is changing hands and Zola wants to know if the debt of 200 francs, which is owed to him by Bauer, will be assumed by the new owner, M. Damé. Published in Correspondance, vol. II, p. 195 (letter 68).

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Louis Boussès de Fourcaud

  1. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Louis Boussès de Fourcaud (1851-1914), Paris, 18 April 1879, 1 p.
    A brief letter, in which Zola thanks Fourcaud for his article and for having “clearly indicated” Zola’s role in the definition of the naturalist ethic. Zola refers to an article published in Le Gaulois the same day.
    In his article, Fourcaud attacked Zola’s detractors and reiterated Zola’s explanation that he was not in fact the inventor of “naturalism”, but that, as he had stated a few weeks later in his “Lettre à la jeunesse”, he was simply an observer and a documenter of his times.
    Published in Correspondance, vol. III, p. 314 (letter 209).

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Damase Jouaust

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Damase Jouaust (1834-1893), Médan, 18 December 1884, 2 p.
Zola thanks Jouaust for his lovely edition of Une page d’amour (see letter 12 in this inventory) and compliments the artists on their fine work. Asks Jouaust not to send him any more copies of the work and asks him about the payment of 5,000 francs which is due him for having given Jouaust permission to reproduce the work. They will straighten this out when Zola gets back to Paris in January.
On the deluxe illustrated edition of Une page d’amour, see the notes to letter 12.
Published in Correspondance, vol. V, page 207 (letter 145).

A.l.s. (visiting card) from Émile Zola to [Paul-François Ménard-Dorian]

  1. A.l.s. (visiting card) from Émile Zola to [Paul-François Ménard-Dorian], Paris, s.d., 1 p.
    “With our deepest sympathy on your loss”. Paul Ménard-Dorian (1846-1907) was an extremely prominent armaments manufacturer and member of the Republican government from 1877 to 1889 and from 1890 to 1893. In 1900, Zola toured the Ménard-Dorian factories at Unieux in preparation for his 1901 novel, Travail, which is set in a steel foundry.
    Further research into the biography of Paul Ménard-Dorian would probably help in determining the date of this visiting card, which is obviously a message of condolence. The address on the card (23, rue Ballu) suggests that the card must date from between 1877 and 1889, the period during which Zola lived in this Paris apartment.
    **The text of this card has not been published.

A.l.s. with envelope from Émile Zola to Ély Halpérine-Kaminsky

  1. A.l.s. with envelope from Émile Zola to Ély Halpérine-Kaminsky (1858-1936), [Paris, 23 June 1891], 2 p.
    In this declaration, which is a continuation of Zola’s conversation with Halpérine-Kaminsky regarding Tolstoï’s ideas (see above, letters 21 and 27), Zola states that he neither smokes nor drinks, but does not think that this makes him a better person : his decision was based on his own personality and his health concerns. He goes on to say that he finds Tolstoï’s theory that men smoke and drink instinctively in order to lull their conscience is somewhat overly dramatic. For Zola, men drink for pleasure and smoke first to show off and then by habit. He concludes by saying : “Good Lord! Why not leave this pleasure and this habit with those who don’t suffer by it?” A rare and interesting statement on Zola’s personal habits.
    On Ély Halpérine-Kaminsky, see the notes to letter 21.
    The envelope is stamped and franked, and reads : “Monsieur Halpérine-Kaminsky, 85 boulevard de Port-Royal, Paris”.
    On the text, in pencil, on the upper right-hand corner, in an unknown hand : “[23 juin] 1891”.

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Louis Gallet

  1. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Louis Gallet (1835-1898), Paris, 18 August, 1892, 1 p.
    Zola informs Gallet that he is on the point of leaving Paris for a six week trip, but that he would nonetheless like to see the fourth act [of L’Attaque du moulin] as soon as possible. He requests that Gallet send it to Médan, by registered mail, since Zola has left instructions at Médan for the forwarding of the document. On Louis Gallet, see the notes to letter 26. Zola was, at that time, leaving for Lourdes, where he was beginning to gather his documentation for Lourdes, the first novel in the series which immediately followed the Rougon-Macquart series, Les Trois Villes. Lourdes appeared in 1894.
    The lyric opera, L’Attaque du moulin, was a collaborative effort by Zola and Louis Gallet (libretto) and Alfred Bruneau (score). The first performance took place at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 23 November 1892.
    Published in Correspondance, vol. VII, page 315 (letter 302).

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Jules Claretie

  1. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Jules Claretie (1840-1913), Paris, 7 December 1895, 1 p.
    Zola writes to Claretie, one of his supporters, about Zola’s candidacy at the Académie française. He thanks Claretie for his letter, but fears that he is less optimistic than Claretie about his chances for success in the upcoming election.
    In all, Zola stood for election to the Académie française 19 times (from 1890 to 1898), but was never successful.
    Jules Claretie (see also letter 4) was by this time a prominent theatre critic with Le Figaro and Le Temps, among other newspapers, and was also chief administrator of the Comédie-Française. He himself had been a member of the Académie française since 1888.
    Published in Correspondance, vol. VIII, page 281 (letter 267).

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Louis Gallet

  1. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Louis Gallet (1835-1898), Médan, 10 May 1896, 1 p.
    Zola invites Gallet to come and have lunch at Médan one day in June. He will send his carriage for him to the train station. A Sunday would be best.
    On Louis Gallet, see letter 26.
    Published in Correspondance, vol. VIII, page 320 (letter 314).

Letters from François Émile-Zol, Martine LeBlond-Zola to J. Sanders.

-Typed and signed letter from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated «Paris, 26 décembre 1970».Le Blond thanks Sanders for the invitation to the Zola colloquium planned at the University of Western Ontario; however, his professional duties will prevent him from attending.
-Autograph letter with envelope from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, 9 August 1979.Le Blond tells Sanders how much he enjoyed his visit. Unfortunately, he cannot find the 12th and last scene [of Germinal?] written in Zola's handwriting.
-Autograph letter with envelope from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated 20 November 1979.Unfortunately, Le Blond cannot identify Zola's correspondent in the letter dated 18 December 1882. Thanks Sanders for his article on Renée, and reflections on Zola's theatrical career.
-Autograph letter from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated 4 January 1980. Expresses his regret on learning about the illness of Sanders' son. His wife and daughter join him in expressing their concern. Hopes that he will soon have the occasion to visit them in L'Etang la-Ville.
-Autograph postcard [Zola's house in Medan] from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated 30 December 1981.Sends his best wishes for the new year. He and his wife are looking forward to a visit from Sanders.
-Autograph postcard [view of “Marly-le-Roi au XVIIIe siècle”] from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated 3 January 1983. Sends his best wishes for the new year. Apologizes that the postal strike prevented him from replying to Sanders' letter of 27 October 1982. In spite of careful research, he has been unable to identify the authors of two letters by Zola of which Sanders had sent him copies.
-Autograph card from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated 31 July 1984. Sends the photocopies requested by J.B. Sanders, and apologizes for having taken so long. Hopes that they will see each other soon at L'Etang-la-Ville.
-Autograph letter from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated 28 December, 1985. Sends his best wishes for the new year and for better health for Sanders' son. His manuscript of Germinal is still available if Sanders wishes. The letter is enclosed in a card, showing a painting by Raphael Toussaint.
-Autograph card [UNICEF Christmas card] from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, [1985]. Sends his best wishes for 1985 and hopes to see him soon.
-Autograph card from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated 14 May 1987. Sends a photocopy of an empty envelope from Leon Deffoux to his father (Maurice Le Blond), dated September 1943, which he had forgotten to include in his letter.
-Autograph letter from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, with envelope, dated 1 June 1987, on letterhead from the «Sociétt littéraire des amis d’Emile Zola». Expresses his regret at the death of Sanders' son. Happy however to learn that Sanders is coming to France, and suggests possible dates for a visit. Sanders can keep the manuscript of Germinal as long as he needs it.
-Autograph card [UNICEF Christmas card] from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated 4 January 1988. Thanks Sanders for his good wishes, and sends his own in return. Is looking forward to the publication of Germinal in 1988.
-Autograph postcard [from Musée Grévin] from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated 11 January 1992. Sends his best wishes for the new year and congratulates Sanders on his study of proper names in Zola's work. Gives him the address of Delaballe.
-Autograph card [UNICEF Christmas card] from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated 26 January 1993. Le Blond apologizes for being slow in sending his new year's wishes, since he has been very ill with bronchitis. Is happy to see that Sanders has published the correspondence between Céard and Thyébaut.
-Autograph card [UNICEF Christmas card] with envelope from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated 2 February 1995. Sends best wishes for 1995 and his compliments on Sanders' article on Céard and Thyébaut.
-Autograph card [Van Gogh's "La Moisson"] with envelope from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders [January 1996, added in J.B. Sanders' hand; envelope stamped 22 January 1996. Thanks J.B. Sanders and his wife for their good wishes and alludes to the Sanders' travels.
-Autograph postcard [Musée Victor Hugo] with envelope from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, [16 January 1997], with a postscript from Martine Le Blond-Zola. Sends his best wishes for the new year. Apologizes that he cannot identify the "Colin" about whom Sanders was enquiring. His daughter, Martine, also sends her best wishes in an autograph note.
-Autograph letter with envelope from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated March 19, 1997. Le Blond apologizes for taking so long to reply, but he is currently hospitalized for a heart ailment. Authorizes Sanders to publish the letters from Maurice Le Blond to Leon Deffoux in the Cahiers naturalistes. Evokes his memories of the times Deffoux spent at his mother and father's home and affirms that Deffoux was at the centre of Zola studies before academic Zola studies began in 1955-1960. Will search for any correspondence he has between Deffoux and his father when he returns home to L'Etang-la-Ville.
NOTE: these letters seem to remain unpublished (see Cahiers naturalistes, 2007).
-Autograph letter from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated May 9, 1997. Ill health has prevented him from replying sooner to Sanders' request. Sends copies of 7 letters from Leon Deffoux to Maurice Leblond (27/12/25, 2 et 25/01/30, 4, 10 et 17/02/30, 04/02/31). Describes the letters and speaks at length about the importance of Deffoux. Lists works in his possession by Deffoux with dedications to Maurice Le Blond.
-Autograph letter from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated 28 December, 1997. Thanks Sanders for sending a letter from Thyébaut to Ceard. Sends copies of some articles by Deffoux, particularly an article of June 1924 which deals with the disagreement between the Zola family and the Academie Goncourt.
-Autograph letter with envelope from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sander, dated 6 December, 1998. Sends Sanders a copy of an article by Maurice Le Blond, “La Vérité sur l’incident Mallarmé”. Le Tombeau de Michel Abadie is a collection of poems, on which Le Blond comments. There is no list of Maurice Le Blond's publications, but he did keep a dossier of press clippings and a binder of the artaicles he published in L'Aurore from 1900 to 1905. Details on where to find the manuscripts of Les Rougon Macquart, Les Trois Villes, and Zola's letters.
-Autograph card [Marly-le-Roi au XVIIIe siècle] from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, undated. Thanks J.B. Sanders for his letter and is happy to learn that his son is feeling better. Thanks him for his good wishes and hopes to see him soon.
-Autograph card ["Birds of America" series (Audubon)] from Jean-Claude Le Blond and his wife to J.B. Sanders, undated. Le Blond and his wife send their wishes for the new year and hope to see him soon.
-Autograph postcards [2 – views of Médan] from Martine Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated 31 December 1998. Although her father is very ill, she hopes that he will live to see the publication of his work on Medan. The new year will also bring the beginning of the restoration of Medan under the directorship of Pierre Bergé. News of her family.
-Newspaper announcement of the death of Jean-Claude Le Blond, dated 23 March, 1999.
-Death announcement with envelope addressed to J.B. Sanders concerning the death of Jean-Claude Leblond, dated 20 March, 1999. Accompanied by a card from Martine Le Blond.
-Two postcards (27 October 1990, 19 October 1993) from Alain Pages to J.B. Sanders. Discussing the publication of Sanders' work in Les Cahiers naturalistes. Postcards are of Zola's house at Medan.

Letters from Martine Le Blond-Zola to J.B. Sanders

-Autograph letter from Martine Le Blond-Zola to J.B. Sanders, 19 May 1976. Answers a number of research questions relative to her father's collection of Zola material.
-Autograph card with envelope from Martine Le Blond-Zola to J.B. Sanders, envelope stamped 31 March 1999. Thanks Sanders for his condolences on the death of her father.
-Autograph card [view of Médan] with envelope from Martine Le Blond-Zola to J.B. Sanders, 20 December 1999. Sends New Year's wishes.
-Autograph card with envelope from Martine Le Blond-Zola to J.B. Sanders, 29 December, 2000. New Year's wishes to Sanders and his wife.
-Autograph card from Martine Le Blond-Zola to J.B. Sanders, [2002].
New Year's wishes. Card from the series printed by the Association pour le Rayonnement de I'Oeuvre Emile Zola.

Photocopies (Zola)

-“Musique d'Offenbach”, photocopy a.s., signed Emile Zola. No indication of provenance. 2 p.
-“Pauvre prince”, photocopy. Fragment, in Zola's hand. No indication of provenance. 2 p.
-“La Madeleine”, photocopy of manuscript of Zola's 1865 play.

Zola notes

Zola's preparatory notes (photocopy) for his article, "Aux meres heureuses" (Le Figaro, 18 April 1891), from the Le Blond collection.
There is also a transcription of the notes and a letter from Alain Pages to Sanders, dated 13 February 2007, thanking Sanders for sending the text.

Gabriel Thyebaut, documents

-Marriage announcement for Gabriel Thyebaut and Marguerite Fauconnier, 25 April 1893.
-Marriage announcement (different wording from the above) for Gabriel Thyebaut and Marguerite Fauconnier, 25 April 1893.
-Photocopy portrait of Gabriel Thyebaut
-Death certificate (photocopy) for Gabriel Thyebaut, 11 September 1922.
-Various documents (photocopies) about Thyébaut.
-Letter from J.B. Sanders to the mayor of Dienville, dated 9 January 1998, requesting information on Gabriel Thyebaut.

Ferdinand Fabre Dossier, J.B. Sanders letter

-Autograph letter from Jacques Duviard to J.B. Sanders, Versailles, 17 November 1977. Sends to Sanders photocopies of letters from Ferdinand Fabre, his great grandfather, to Emile Zola (not attached) and authorizes Sanders to publish them in the context of the Emile Zola Correspondence.
-Various photocopies of articles about F. Fabre.

Photographs related to Zola

Photographs
-L'Assommoir. Two stills from a lost 1909 version of Emile Zola's L'Assommoir, by Albert Cappelani (3 reels; 45 minutes)
-Zola, Emile. Photographic portrait. On the back, indication of the photographer as Porel, successor to the Maison Melandri in Paris.
-Zola, Emile. Two sketches of the novelist by his confrere, Pierre Loti (1850-1923), not dated. In 1891, Loti beat out Zola in the election to the Academie Francaise when the seat of Octave Feuillet became vacant.
-Zola, Emile. Photographic portrait of the novelist in his study. On the back, in pencil, an indication of Zola's address, 21 bis, rue de Bruxelles, which would date the photograph some time after September 1889.
-Photographs [probably taken by J. Sanders]. Three contemporary photographs (i) the tomb of Numa Coste (died 1907) in Aix-en-Provence; (ii) the tomb of Zola's parents in Aix-en-Provence; (iii) the tomb of Paul Cezanne in Aix-en-Provence.

Clippings, programmes, photographs, letters related to Zola

-Le Charivari, 4 April 1888. This comic newspaper loved poking fun at Zola. In this issue, a satirical article on Zola's political ambitions, entitled "Zola Consultant", signed Cascadio (p. 1-2).
-Theatre du Vaudeville, 20 May 1892. Programme for a one-time matinee performance of Zola's Therese Raquin at the Theatre du Vaudeville in support of the Oeuvre de la Societe maternelle parisienne (La Pouponnière), a benefit organization for orphaned children.
-Signed theatre programme for a special matinee in support of a tomb and a monument for Henry Becque, 31 May 1904. The matinee featured drama, a lecture and a poetry reading. The programme is signed by Victories Sardou, Georges de Porto-Riche, Emile Fabre and Camille Le Sense.
-3 photographs (one of H. Becque as a young man, two of his monument).
-Autograph letter from [signature illegible – great-nephew of Becque] to Madame Georges Ancey, dated «le 23 novembre 1932». Is preparing an edition of Henry Becque’s work – knows that Becque and Ancey were close. Is inquiring if there are letters and documents he could consult. Antoine told him that it could be the case.
-Autograph letter from J. Molbert [?] to [?], dated «3 juin 1905». Asks for tickets for the play. Praises the play, which is penetrating and passionate.

Correspondence related to Germinal (1993)

-Autograph authorization (on J.B. Sanders' card), dated 9 July 1979. Jean-Claude Le Blond authorizes J.B. Sanders to prepare a critical edition of the play, Germinal.
-Typed authorization from J. LeBlond-Zola to J. Sanders, dated 5 juin 1980. Authorization from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders to publish the text of Germinal (play).
-Autograph letter from Jean-Claude Le Blond to J.B. Sanders, dated 26 February 1989. M. Le Blond thanks him for sending a copy of Germinal and for having dedicated the volume to him.
-Autograph letter from Andre Beaudet (Les Editions Balzac) to J.B. Sanders, dated 8 November 1993. Concerning Benoit Patar and the fate of the archives of Les Editions Le Preambule (which published Germinal and which has now been taken over by Les Editions Balzac).
-Autograph memorandum from Bard Bakker to J. Sanders, dated May 2nd 1985, with a typed inventory of letters needed for one of the volume of Zola’s Correspondance. Is asking Sanders to see if he can get some of the letters from Jean-Claude LeBlond-Zola.
-Envelopes and other items of correspondence between J. Sanders and colleagues.
-Two copies of the program of the conference “Zola” – held at the University of Western Ontario in April 1971 – probably the first conference on Zola organized in Canada.
-Two offprints: J.B. Sanders, «Deux chroniques inédites d’Émile Zola destinées au Rappel. Présentation et annotation», extrait des Cahiers naturalistes, no 52, 1978.
Photocopy: invitation to the 1975 “Pélerinage littéraire de Médan” – allocution by J.B. Sanders.

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