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MS Fr 366

Fréron, Élie Catherine, 1719-1776. Élie Catherine Fréron papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Fr 366
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Fréron, Élie Catherine, 1719-1776.
Title: Élie Catherine Fréron papers,
Date(s): 1757-1815 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French.
Abstract: Letter by the French critic Élie Catherine Fréron and a composition on Freron by the French poet and writer Mathieu Guillaume Thérèse Villenave.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*85M-29. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund from Thierry Bodin, 45, rue de l'Abbé Grégoire, 75006 Paris; received: 1985 July.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Élie Catherine Fréron Papers (MS Fr 366). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Fréron was a French critic and writer, known for his attacks on Voltaire and the Encyclopedists; Villenave was a poet, writer, and biographer.

Scope and Contents

Contains one letter by Fréron discussing a reconciliation with the French Encyclopedist and critic Diderot, one letter written by an unidentified writer as an unpublished response to Fréron regarding the English statesmen Viscount Bolingbroke, and an autograph composition by Villenave on Fréron.

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