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MS Fr 590

Farrère, Claude, 1876-1957. Claude Farrère papers, 1896-1953: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: MS, b, f
Call No.: MS Fr 590
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Farrère, Claude, 1876-1957.
Title: Claude Farrère papers,
Date(s): 1896-1953.
Quantity: 1 collection (.8 linear feet (5 volumes and 1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French.
Abstract: Letters from and compositions of French novelist Claude Farrère.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2012M-14; 2012M-20; 2012M-32; 2012M-33; 2012M-42; 2012M-48; 2012M-148; and 2012M-149. Deposit, Julio Santo Domingo III ; received: 2012 April.
Forms part of the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.


Some material formerly owned by Charles Hayoit.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Susan Wyssen

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Claude Farrère Papers, 1896-1953 (MS Fr 590). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Claude Farrère was the psuedonym for French novelist, Frédéric-Charles Bargone. Born in Lyon in 1876, he entered the French Navy in 1894, reaching the rank of captain before retiring in 1919. He won the Prix Goncourt in 1905 and was elected to the Académie française in 1935.


Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters and postcards from Claude Farrère chiefly to two correspondents, Madame Dussouchet and Christian Melchior-Bonnet, in addition to a single letter written to an opium-smoking ensign on a ship; letters written to Melchior-Bonnet from other correspondents, most concerning Farrère; bound autograph manuscript compositions by Farrère, including a biography of Pierre Louÿs, 4 photographs of Farrère; a visiting card; and manuscript ephemera.

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