File 9 - René Descharmes

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CA ON00389 C8-1-9


René Descharmes


  • 1917-1922 (Creation)

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4 handwritten letters, 2 envelopes

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  • Autograph letter from René Descharmes [to Deffoux?], dated September 29, [1917]. Is responding to a previous letter from his correspondent – could meet with him at the Bibliothèque nationale if the matter is urgent.
  • Autograph letter with envelope from René Descharmes to Léon Deffoux, dated March 21, [probably 1918, according to the stamp on the envelope, which also bears the stamp of the Ministère de la Guerre, where Descharmes was working]. Descharmes thanks Deffoux for sending his last book about Flaubert. He is himself thinking about writing about Flaubert and the académie, but feels discouraged because of the war.
  • Autograph letter from René Descharmes to Léon Deffoux, dated June 15, [probably 1922, according to a note penciled by Deffoux on the upper left-hand corner] Descharmes asks Deffoux if he knows of any autographs of Flaubert. Descharmes is preparing an edition of Flaubert’s correspondence because the edition published by Fasquelle contains many errors.
  • Autograph letter with envelope from René Descharmes to Léon Deffoux, dated July 29, [probably 1922, according to the stamp on the envelope – which bears the header: «Muséum national d’histoire naturelle – Bibliothèque»] On letterhead of the «Muséum national d’histoire naturelle – Bibliothèque – Rue de Buffon, no 8» Thanks Deffoux for sending the last issue of Le Radical, in which Deffoux published the text of a letter by Flaubert. Descharmes will use it in his edition of Flaubert – although he has to run to the printing shop because the book is being printed.

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Box 1 Folder 9

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