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MS Fr 585

Deliens, Paul E., 1883. Paul E. Deliens essays, 1965-1969: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Fr 585
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Deliens, Paul E., 1883.
Title: Paul E. Deliens essays,
Date(s): 1965-1969.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French, English and Spanish.
Abstract: Essays written by Paul E. Deliens and others.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

69M-157. Gift of Paul E. Deliens; received: 1969 November 26.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Paul E. Deliens Essays, 1965-1969 (MS Fr 585). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Little is known about Deliens. He was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1883. In 1969 he lived in Cártago, Costa Rica. He wrote extensively on French writer, Jean-Guillaume-César-Alexandre-Hippolyte Colins, a soldier and sociologist who developed a system known as Rational Socialism.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Contents

Essays concerning the "origin of intellectual language, the eternity and immateriality of the soul," Rational Socialism, Jean-Guillaume-César-Alexandre-Hippolyte Colins, and other topics. Many essays are not by Deliens, but are transcript copies of writings of others, some are translations. Also includes a letter from Deliens to Harvard University concerning the donation of this material.


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