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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Fr 281

Fernand Baldensperger letters to Horace S. Craig

Letters of French-born professor Fernand Baldensperger to French scholar Horace S. Craig concerning their academic research interests.


  • 1940-1955

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.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Chiefly includes letters from Baldensperger to Horace Sidney Craig concerning their academic research interests, observations on World War II, and family matters.

Biographical / Historical

Fernand Baldensperger was a professor of Comparative Literature, who taught at the University of Nancy (1894), the University of Lyon (1900-1910), the University of Paris (1910-1935), Harvard (1935-1940) and UCLA (1940-1945). Horace S. Craig received his Ph.D. in French Literature from UCLA in 1941 and collaborated with Baldensperger on a published collection of 19th- and 20th-century literary criticism.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*72M-30. Gift of Mrs. Horace S. Craig, 511 Four Mile Road, Apt. 813, Alexandria, VA 22305; received: 1972 Oct.
Baldensperger, Fernand, 1871-1958. Fernand Baldensperger letters to Horace S. Craig: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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