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MS Fr 132

Mata Hari, 1876-1917. Mata Hari papers, 1911-1917: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Fr 132
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Mata Hari, 1876-1917.
Title: Mata Hari papers,
Date(s): 1911-1917.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French.
Abstract: Papers of Dutch exotic dancer and alleged spy Mata Hari largely about her dancing lessons.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

54M-145. Gift of James N. B. Hill, Esq., 939 Boylston St., Boston, MA; received: 1954 December.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Mata Hari Papers, 1911-1917 (MS Fr 132l). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Mata Hari (Margaretha Geertruide Zelle) was a Dutch-born exotic dancer arrested and executed by the French for espionage.


Arranged chronologically

Scope and Contents

Papers include letters to Georges Saracco, invoices for dancing lessons sent by Saracco to Mata Hari, court papers suing to collect his debt after her execution, and clippings concerning the sale of her personal property.

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