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MS Fr 304

Asselineau, Charles, 1820-1874, recipient. Letters to Charles Asselineau from various correspondents: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Fr 304
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Asselineau, Charles, 1820-1874, recipient.
Title: Letters to Charles Asselineau from various correspondents,
Date(s): 1866-1871.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French.
Abstract: Letters to Charles Asselineau, French librarian and biographer of Charles Baudelaire primarily from Baudelaire's mother concerning Baudelaire's health.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*75M-17. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1975 July 29.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Letters to Charles Asselineau from Various Correspondents (MS Fr 304). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Asselineau, a librarian at the Mazarine Library in Paris, was a friend of the French poet Charles Baudelaire, and published a biography on the writer.


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Scope and Contents

Contains letters to Asselineau from various correspondents, and chiefly from Baudelaire's mother Caroline Achimbault-Dufays Baudelaire Aupick, inquiring after the health of her son who was convalescing in a Parisian hospital.
These letters were published with some omissions Mercure de France 16-IX, 1912, 225-257.

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