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MS Judaica 1.3

Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935. Alfred Dreyfus correspondence and documents concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1889-1931: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Judaica 1.3
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935.
Title: Alfred Dreyfus correspondence and documents concerning the Dreyfus Affair,
Date(s): 1889-1931.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear foot)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French.
Abstract: Correspondence of Captain Alfred Dreyfus and his lawyer, Fernand Labori, as well as photographs and other documents concerning the controversy over Dreyfus' treason conviction.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

59M-80. Purchased with the Director's fund from Georges Heilbrun, 76 rue de Seine, Paris 6e; received: 1959 December 16.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Alfred Dreyfus Correspondence and Documents Concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1889-1931 (MS Judaica 1.3). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Dreyfus Affair was the controversy that occurred with the treason conviction (1894) of Captain Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935), a French general staff officer. Fernand Labori was his lawyer.


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Includes autograph letters from Alfred Dreyfus to various correspondents, as well as autograph letters from Fernand Labori to Constant Coquelin, from Marie Georges Picquart to Fernand Labori, from Emile Zola to Fernand Labori. Other correspondents include Maurice Bouchor, Emile Chautemps, Georges Clemenceau, Lucie Dreyfus, Marie Charles Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, Yves Guyot, and Joseph Reinach, among others. Also includes two manuscript copies in unidentified hands of regulations covering Dreyfus's imprisonment, a manuscript log book in various hands of the first-year of his imprisonment, a photograph of the prison on Devil's Island, and a photograph portrait, postcard and inscribed carte-de-visite of Alfred Dreyfus. Also contains telegrams, inscribed carte-de-visites, envelopes, and a clipping.

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