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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Judaica 1.4

Emile Zola correspondence concerning the Dreyfus Affair

Letters from French novelist, critic, and political activist Emile Zola to unidentified correspondents concerning the Dreyfus Affair.

Dates

  • 1898-1899

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes ten autograph letters from Zola to unidentified correspondents concerning the Dreyfus Affair.

Biographical / Historical

Zola was a French novelist, critic, and political activist. The Dreyfus Affair was the controversy that occurred with the treason conviction (1894) of Capt Alfred Dreyfus (1859–1935), a French general staff officer. Zola was a leading supporter of Dreyfus.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

63M-54. Purchased with the Friedman fund from Robert K. Black, 109 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair, New Jersey; received: 1963 November.
Title
Zola, Emile, 1840-1902. Emile Zola correspondence concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1898-1899: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00836

Repository Details

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