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MS Judaica 1.2

Labori, Fernand, 1860-1917. Fernand Labori papers concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1894-1933: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Judaica 1.2
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Labori, Fernand, 1860-1917.
Title: Fernand Labori papers concerning the Dreyfus Affair,
Date(s): 1894-1933.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French.
Abstract: Correspondence and manuscripts of French lawyer Fernand Labori concerning the Dreyfus Affair and his client Alfred Dreyfus.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

58fM-148. Gift of Elsie T. Friedman; received: 1959 January.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Fernand Labori Papers Concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1894-1933 (MS Judaica 1.2). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Labori was a French lawyer. He defended both Captain Alfred Dreyfus and Emile Zola during the Dreyfus Affair.


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Scope and Contents

Includes autograph letters to Labori from Georges Clemenceau, Constant Coquelin, Edmond Lajoux, Raymond Poincaré, Joseph Reinach, and Alexandrine E. Zola, among others. Also includes a manuscript in an unidentified hand from Alphonse Bertillon concerning the handwriting in the Bordereau document, an autograph manuscript by Labori of notes for the trial of Emile Zola, and a manuscript in an unidentified hand from Georges Gabriel de Pellieux proving that the Bordereau document was a forgery.

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