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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections Collection théâtrale André Antoine
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A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Ély Halpérine-Kaminsky

  1. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Ély Halpérine-Kaminsky (1858-1936), Médan, 29 December 1891, 1 p.
    Zola will expect Halpérine-Kaminsky in Paris any evening after the 5th of January, at exactly 6:00 p.m. He hopes that this rather late hour will suit his correspondent.
    On Ély Halpérine-Kaminsky, see the notes to letter 21.
    Published in Correspondance, vol. VII, page 226 (letter 192).

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

  1. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Louis Gallet (1835-1898), Paris, 1 November 1892, 2 p.
    Zola wants to have Charpentier print about ten copies of L’Attaque du Moulin in order to facilitate the rehearsals. Zola hopes Gallet will not mind if he takes the manuscript to Charpentier, and he promises the check the proofs. Suggests that the financial arrangements for the play be the same as they were for Le Rêve. Carvalho’s rehearsal is on November 13th at Choudens’ office.
    On Louis Gallet, see the notes to letter 26. On L’Attaque du moulin, see the notes to letter 30. Léon Carvalho was the “metteur en scène” of the opera, while Paul Choudens was a prominent music publisher.
    Published in Correspondance, vol. VII, page 333 (letter 326).

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Paul Ménard-Dorian

  1. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Paul Ménard-Dorian (1845-1937), Paris, 11 January 1900, 3 p.
    Zola apologizes that he is obliged to change the date for his visit to Unieux. He has to see Galliffet on Saturday, and his lawsuit with Ernest Judet will be heard on the 24th. Suggests several alternative dates for his visit.
    Zola was to see Gaston Galliffet, the defense minister, regarding the lawsuit which Zola had launched against the journalist Ernest Judet, who had slandered Zola’s father in an article published in the press.
    On Paul Ménard-Dorian and his factory at Unieux, see letter 23.
    Published in Correspondance, vol. X, page 122-123 (letter 63).

Autograph letters from Francois Emile-Zola to J.B. Sanders

-Autograph letter with envelope from Francois Emile-Zola to J.B. Sanders, dated Athens, 12 March, 1986. Discusses several of Zola's photographs which he has in his possession.
-Autograph letter with envelope from Francois Emile-Zola to J.B. Sanders, 18 April 1986. Gives details on Zola's relationship with Jeanne Rozerot and suggests other sources of information

Letters: Bruneau, Vaucaire, Becque

-Autograph letter from Alfred Bruneau to [J.H. Rosny according to hand-written note], n.d.
Acknowledges receiving the book, which he will read with pleasure. Is looking forward to their next conversation.
-Autograph letter [fragment] from Maurice Vaucaire to [?] [according to hand-written note], n.d. [1914-1918, according to internal evidence]. Talks about the war, political gossips.
NOTE : a hand-written note attributes this fragment from Alfred Bruneau to Louis Gallet. Gallet died in 1898. The fragment is signed «M.V.».
-Hand-written copies of letters (3) from Henry Becque to various correspondents, n.d. – these copies were sent to J.B. Sanders in September 1952.

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)

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.»

Curel, François de, Le coup d’aile

Curel, François de, Le coup d’aile. Pièce en trois actes, représentée pour la première fois à Paris, au Théâtre-Antoine, le 10 janvier 1906. Était en répétition au Théâtre-Français lorsque la Censure l’a interdite en octobre 1915, édition définitive, Paris, Les Édition G. Crès et Cie, n.d.

Darzens, Rodolphe, L’Amante du Christ

Darzens, Rodolphe, L’Amante du Christ, scène évangélique, en vers. Représentée au Théâtre-Libre le 19 octobre 1888, préface de E. Ledrain. Frontispice gravé par Félicien Rops, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1888. – With a dedicace: «À Mademoiselle Darsac. Hommage d’espoir en une création admirable, Rodolphe Darzens, 90». + a second copy marked «C», with signature of actress «Van Doren».

Fauchois, René, 3 plays

Fauchois, René, [3 plays]: Rivoli; Vitrail; Jean Bart ou le bon corsaire, Paris, L’Édition française illustrée, 1919. – With a dedicace: «A Jacques Grétillat, au Général Masséna, gueulard, épique, magnifique, à mon vieil ami, son vieux frère, René Fauchois.» -- A postcard from Fauchois to J. Sanders is inserted in the book, dated «Lausanne, 5 sept. 1955». Fauchois is looking forward to meeting with Sanders to discuss Antoine’s career.

Hennique, Léon, Amour, Poeuf

-Hennique, Léon, Amour, drame en trois parties. Représenté pour la première fois, sur le Théâtre de l’Odéon, le 6 mars 1890, Paris, Tresse & Stock, Éditeur, 1890.
-Hennique, Léon, Poeuf, Paris, Tresse & Stock, 1887. Incomplete. – With a dedicace: «À Monsieur A. Antoine (Jacques Damour tel que je l’avais rêvé!), avec mille remerciements et l’assurance de ma sympathie la plus cordiale, Léon Hennique.»

Lecomte, Georges, Mirages

Lecomte, Georges, Mirages, drame en cinq actes, Paris, Calmann Lévy, 1893. – With a dedicace: «À toi, mon cher Antoine, en remerciment du talent et du courage que tu as mis au service de ce drame, à toi, de tout coeur, Georges Lecomte.»

Vaucaire, Maurice, Un beau soir

Vaucaire, Maurice, Un beau soir, comédie en un acte, en vers. Représentée pour la première fois par la troupe du Théâtre-Libre sur la scène des Menus-Plaisirs, le 30 novembre 1891, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1892. – With annotations throughout. Copy marked «Régie». – With 35 extra lines of text, hand-written on a piece of paper sewn into the play.

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Édouard Fournier

  1. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Édouard Fournier (1819-1880), [Paris], 20 November 1865, 3 p. – on letterhead «Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, Boulevard Saint-Germain, 77», crossed out.
    Zola writes to Fournier, a journalist who wrote for a number of Paris newspapers, to request that Fournier read and comment on Zola’s new (and his first) novel, La Confession de Claude in Fourier’s upcoming literary column in La Patrie.
    In this letter, Zola’s keen sense of how to create publicity for his works is already evident, since he tells Fournier that he will not be upset if Fournier gives an honest opinion of his work. “It goes without saying, writes Zola, that I prefer a frank evaluation to a couple of indulgent lines.”
    Published in Correspondance, vol. 1, p. 422-423 (letter 129).
    This is a very significant letter, not only because of its content but also because letters from this period (the 1860’s) are relatively rare.

A.l.s. from Émile Zola to B.-H. Gausseron

  1. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to B.-H. Gausseron (1845-1913), [Paris], 17 August [1866], 1 p.
    Zola writes to Bernard-Henri Gausseron, who was, at the time, “aspirant-répétiteur” at the Lycée Napoléon [Condorcet] in Paris, requesting that he not use the letter of introduction which Zola had give him for Gustave Bourdin, one of the directors of the Figaro, since Bourdin was gravely ill at the time.
    Gausseron would go on to become a professor, a rare books dealer and a literary critic.
    To be published in Lettres retrouvées (eds. Owen Morgan and Dorothy E. Speirs), Montréal, Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2010. The volume is set to appear in September 2010.
    The interest of this letter lies in its « destinataire » and, once again, in the fact that it dates from Zola’s early years.

A.l.s. (visiting card) from Émile Zola to Ernest Ziegler

  1. A.l.s. (visiting card) from Émile Zola to Ernest Ziegler (1847-1902), Paris, 26 [?], 1884, 1 p.
    A visiting card, bearing the message, “With many thanks”, written to Ernest Ziegler, a journalist, novelist, dramatist, and translator of Zola’s novels Germinal and L’Oeuvre.
    The card, which bears Zola’s Paris address, is accompanied by the stamped envelope, addressed to Ziegler in Vienna, and by a photograph of Zola. On the postmark, the day and the year are visible, but not the month.
    **Not published.

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.

Autograph letters and 2 short autographs by Léon Deffoux

  • Autograph letter by Léon Deffoux to Dominique Braga, dated July 8, 1919. Deffoux wishes to submit an article about Edmond de Goncourt on the occasion of his anniversary to the newspaper Le Pays [where Braga works].
  • Autograph letter by Léon Deffoux to Dominique Braga, dated September 29, 1919. Deffoux announces that Zavie wishes to submit an article about Jean Pellerin’s new book.
  • A hand-written note on the title page of Un communard (page clipped out from the book): «À Mr G. de Chevigné – De la part de Mme Habey – Hommage de l’auteur, Léon Deffoux»
  • A hand-written note on a page from the Bulletin de la Société J.-K. Huysmans, dated June 16 1942 and addressed to Auriant. «15/ VI 1942. Mon cher Auriant, Voici l’article qui vous manque. Je l’ai en double. Laissez-moi vous signaler que, dans l’édition des “Oeuvres complètes” de J.-K. H., aux notes d’À Rebours, page 241, Descaves date du 28 mai 1886 le papier de Francis Enne. Tout affectueusement» - the signature is missing but the upper part of a “D” is visible.

biographical documents: Léon Deffoux

Various biographical documents of interest:

  • 3 pages of advertising material for two books by Deffoux, Un logis de J.-K. Huysmans (1 copy), and Le naturalisme (2 copies)
  • 4 press clippings about his career ranging from 1929-1937
  • 1 small portrait of Léon Deffoux designed by Jean Lébédeff, french engraver
  • 1 photocopy of Léon Deffoux’s handwritten and typed c.v.
  • 1 offprint of an article written by J. Sanders, "Léon Deffoux (1881-1944), échotier et historiographe du naturalisme," Cahiers Naturalistes, vol. 81, 2007, pp. 259-272
  • 1 undated, untitled document (typed) about Deffoux’s career, probably by J. Sanders, may be a draft of the previous article
  • 1 excised article on Léon Deffoux by André Billy from L'Alliance litteraire, November 1930, pp. 19-22.
  • 1 letter from the Institut de France acknowledging receiving a copy of Deffoux’s book

Typed letter from Jean-Richard Bloch

Typed letter from Jean-Richard Bloch [maybe to Deffoux] n.d. [after 1932] Bloch reminds his «confrère» that he sent an article for the periodical L’Oeuvre. He has not seen it in print yet, and wonders if the journal has decided to forgo publication.

Letters (photocopies) from Léon Deffoux and Maurice LeBlond + other photocopies

  • Photocopied letters (17) from Maurice LeBlond to Léon Deffoux, date range 1922-1937. Collection J. P. Goujon.
  • Photocopied letters (18), postcards (2), envelope (1) from Léon Deffoux, date range 1926-1943.
  • Photocopied letter from Camille Mauclair to Léon Deffoux, dated Febryary 10, 1930.
  • Typed transcript of the letter from Camille Mauclair to Léon Deffoux, dated Febryary 10, 1930.
  • Handwritten letter from Jacky Couratier, dated October 15, 2007.

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.
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