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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections Collection théâtrale André Antoine
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Invitations

Invitations – inauguration of the Rue Antoine, in Paris (3 June, 1951 2 copies); inauguration of a plaque on Antoine’s former house (31 January, 1950).

L’Illustration théâtrale

-L’Illustration théâtrale, issue of 21 mars 1903 about the play Ramuntcho, by Pierre Loti Supplement to the magazine L’Illustration – L’Illustration théâtrale was not sold separately from L’Illustration Heavy repairs with scotch tape
-L’Illustration théâtrale, issue of 3 novembre 1906, text of the play La préférée, by Lucien Descaves Supplement to the magazine L’Illustration – L’Illustration théâtrale was not sold separately from L’Illustration Light repairs with scotch tape
-L’Illustration théâtrale, issue of 1er novembre 1913, text of the play La saignée, by Lucien Descaves et Nozière Supplement to the magazine L’Illustration – L’Illustration théâtrale was not sold separately from L’Illustration Repairs with scotch tape
-L’Illustration théâtrale, issue of 23 novembre 1929, text of the play L’Ascension de Virginie, by Maurice Donnay et Lucien Descaves Supplement to the magazine L’Illustration – L’Illustration théâtrale was not sold separately from L’Illustration

Aicard, Jean, Le Père Lebonnard, Dans le guignol

-Aicard, Jean, Le Père Lebonnard, drame en quatre actes en vers. Représenté pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le Théâtre-Libre, le lundi 21 octobre 1889, Paris, E. Dentu Éditeur, 1889

  • Aicard, Jean, Dans le guignol, prologue en un acte, en prose. Représenté au Théâtre Libre le lundi 21 octobre 1889, Paris, E. Dentu Éditeur, 1889. With annotations. With a printed dedicace: «A M. Antoine, directeur du Théâtre-Libre. Cher et vaillant artiste, En jouant Le Père Lebonnard au Théâtre-Libre, vous avez présenté au public, en pleine lumière, une pièce qu’on avait étouffée ailleurs. En donnant le Prologue, vous vous êtes fait, vous directeur et comédien, l’avocat courageux de l’écrivain dramatique contre les exigences toujours croissantes des gens de théâtre. Je vous remercie. J.A.»

Bergerat, Émile, Le Capitaine Fracasse, La nuit bergamasque

-Bergerat, Émile, Le Capitaine Fracasse. Comédie héroïque extraite du roman de Théophile Gautier, cinq actes et un prologue en vers, avec un avertissement de l’auteur, Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie, 1890. – With a dedicace: «À André Antoine, cordialement, Émile Bergerat.»
-Bergerat, Émile, La nuit bergamasque, tragi-comédie en trois actes représentée au Théâtre-Libre le 30 mai 1887, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1887. With a dedicace: «À [?] Antoine, son ami, Emile Bergerat.»

Biollay, Maurice, L’Affranchie

Biollay, Maurice, L’Affranchie, comédie en trois actes, Paris, Librairie théâtrale, 1908. – With a dedicace: «À l’ami que fut Antoine, deux années durant, tout en haut de la rue Blanche, le souvenir des temps [?], Maurice Biollay.»

Björnson, Björnstierne, Une faillite

Björnson, Björnstierne, Une faillite, pièce en quatre actes, adaptation française de MM. Schürmann & Jacques Lemaire, Paris, Tresse & Stock, 1893. – Copy marked «F», with dry stamp: «Société en commandite Antoine et Cie, Théâtre Antoine».

Boniface, Maurice, Édouard Bodin, La tante Léontine

Boniface, Maurice, Édouard Bodin, La tante Léontine, comédie en trois actes, deuxième édition, Paris, Tresse & Stock, 1895. – With a wet stamp from the Censorship Bureau: «Inspection des théâtres. Vu et autorisé Théâtre Antoine, Paris, le 12 avril 1907.» Copy marked «E», with notes throughout

Céard, Henry, J.-L. Croze, Laurent

Céard, Henry, J.-L. Croze, Laurent, comédie en un acte, en vers, Paris, Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1909. – With a dedicace: «André Antoine, directeur du Théâtre Libre de l’Odéon. Vieux souvenirs, jeune succès. Ses reconnaissants, Henry Céard, J.L. Croze.» + second copy unmarked.

Corneau, André, Belle-Petite

Corneau, André, Belle-Petite, comédie en un acte, Paris, Tresse & Stock, 1888. – With a dedicace: «A André Antoine, le plus aimable des directeurs. Témoignage de vive gratitude et de cordiale sympathie, André Corneau.»

Curel, François de, La fille sauvage

Curel, François de, La fille sauvage, pièce en six actes, Paris, P.-V. Stock Éditeur, 1902. Copy printed in New York. With annotations. With stamp from the Bureau de la Censure, authorizing the play. – On the cover: stamp from the «Théâtre Antoine. Administration.»

Fabre, Émile

Fabre, Émile, L’argent, comédie en quatre actes, représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, au Théâtre Libre, le 6 mai 1895, Paris, Tresse & Stock, 1895. – With a long hand-written dedicace: «À Antoine. Mon cher ami, Vous m’avez donné ma première joie artistique. Je ne l’oublierai pas. Je n’ai pu attacher votre nom au fronton de cette pièce – je le mettrai en tête d’une autre, et celle, par exemple, que je ferai jouer au Français (?)… Mais comme il se pourrait, hélas, que nous dussions attendre encore assez longtemps, je tiens à vous exprimer dès aujourd’hui ma gratitude et ma reconnaissance. Emile Fabre.»
Fabre, Émile, Comme ils sont tous, comédie en cinq actes, Paris, Tresse & Stock, Éditeurs, 1894. – With a dedicace: «À Georges Ancey, Témoignage de vive sympathie littéraire, Emile Fabre.»

Heijermans, Hermann, La bonne espérance

Heijermans, Hermann, La bonne espérance. Jeu de la mer en quatre actes. Adaptation française de Jacques Lemaire et J. Schurmann, Paris, Librairie théâtrale, 1902. Uncut. – With a dedicace: «À André Antoine, avec toute mon admiration et mes dévoués sentiments de sincère amitié, J. Schurmann.»

Actor René Maupré (René de Chauffour)

-Press clippings (221 pages) following the career of actor René Maupré – clippings ranging from 1904-1930 approx. (many clippings are not dated) – some clippings with photographs – great variety of important French newspapers: L’Humanité, Le Matin, La Petite République, L’Aurore, Le Monde illustré, Le Figaro, etc. – clippings about the Théâtre Antoine (Maupré was one of its stars) – some playbills from the Théâtre Antoine – some clippings from American and English newspapers (from p. 145) and some from Italian newspapers (p. 192 sq.) – a very interesting article by Maupré himself (1920?) on the future of cinema as a new art for the “masses” (p. 177).
-8 photographs (black and white) glued on coloured cardboard – Antoine, Camaret, staging of Coriolan by Antoine.

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Edmond Duranty

  1. A,l.s. from Émile Zola to Edmond Duranty (1833-1880), [Paris, 30 July 1875], 1 p.
    Zola thanks Duranty, a prominent journalist and novelist, for lending him a book, and apologizes for not returning it in person. He is pressed, however, since he and his wife are leaving for their holiday in the seaside town of Saint-Aubin.
    Published in Correspondance, vol. II, p. 402 (letter 224).

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Ernest Hamm

  1. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Ernest Hamm (1852-?), Médan, 15 December 1878, 1 p.
    Zola writes to Ernest Hamm, a journalist with the Progrès de la Charente-Inférieure, to thank him for his article on Zola’s Théâtre, a collection of the texts of Zola’s plays Bouton de rose, Thérèse Raquin and Les Héritiers Rabourdin, which had appeared in September 1878. Zola apologizes to Hamm for not being able to send him copies of his novels, since he is not in Paris, but suggests that Hamm contact Zola’s editor (Georges Charpentier), who is in charge of distributing Zola’s novels to members of the press.
    Published in Correspondance, vol. X, p. 465 (letter S43).

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to an unknown correspondent

  1. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to an unknown correspondent, Médan, 1 December 1881, 1 p.
    Note : This letter is written on black-bordered paper. Zola’s mother had died on 17 October, 1880.
    Zola authorizes his correspondent to translate his play, Les Héritiers Rabourdin, and to perform it in Germany, as long as his correspondent shares with him the proceeds of the performances.
    Les Héritiers Rabourdin is a three-act comedy written by Zola in 1873-1874. It was performed at the Théâtre Cluny in Paris from the 3rd to the 20th of November 1874, but met with little success.
    Published in Correspondance, vol. IV, p. 241-242 (letter 175-A).

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Adrien Remacle

  1. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Adrien Remacle (1856-?), Médan, 12 May 1884, 1 p.
    Zola promises to send Remacle something for the next issue of La Revue indépendante.
    Zola’s short story, “Théâtre de campagne”, appeared in the second issue of La Revue indépendante (June 1884).
    Adrien Remacle worked as head of publicity for Zola’s publisher, Georges Charpentier, before becoming the director of La Revue contemporaine in 1885. He was also the author of several volumes of poetry and of a ballet based on Verlaine’s poetry.
    Published in Correspondance, vol. V, page 104 (letter 44).

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Marius Roux

  1. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Marius Roux (1838-1905), Médan, 23 juin 1887, 1 p. Zola apologizes for postponing the visit of the Roux family, since he did not know that Roux’s wife and daughter were leaving on holiday. He proposes that they re-schedule their visit for August and wishes them a pleasant holiday.
    Marius Roux was a long-time friend of Zola who had collaborated on Zola’s only (and ultimately unsuccessful) venture into newspaper publishing in 1870, when he and Roux founded the short-lived La Marseillaise. Marius Roux was a novelist himself, as well as a journalist, working for Le Rappel, L’Événement illustré and Le Petit Journal, among other papers.
    Published in Correspondance, vol. VI, page 153 (letter 103).

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to an unknown correspondent

  1. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to an unknown correspondent, Médan, 26 August 1887, 1 p. Zola regrets that he is bound by contract and cannot give his correspondent a volume of short stories.
    This may be in regard to a re-edition of some of Zola’s many short stories. Zola was bound by his contracts with Charpentier and with Flammarion (for the illustrated editions). It may also be in regard to the translation of his short stories. Here too, Zola had established contracts with a number of publishing houses throughout Europe, giving them the rights to the publication of his translations.
    Published in Correspondance, vol. VI, page 173-174 (letter 125).

Letters from André Antoine fils to J. Sanders

-Typed letter from André Antoine fils to J. Sanders, dated «le 12 septembre 1991» (53 pages).Collection Théâtrale André Antoine
Special Collections | John M. Kelly Library | University of St Michael’s College in the University of Toronto
53 Various considerations on writers.
-Typed letter from André Antoine fils to J. Sanders, dated «le 15 août 1992» (13 pages).Talks about his father, on the 10th anniversary of his passing away.
-Typed letter from André Antoine fils to J. Sanders, dated «le 22 décembre 1990» (2 pages).Gives address of Zola researcher.
-Typed letter from André Antoine fils to J. Sanders, dated «le 09 mars 1991» (13 pages).
Various political considerations.

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.

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