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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 572

Edmond de Goncourt papers concerning Germinie Lacerteux


Proofs of Germinie Lacerteux by French novelist and historian Edmond de Goncourt.


  • Creation: 1889-1890

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in French.

Conditions Governing Access

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


.33 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes the first and second proofs of Germinie Lacerteux by Goncourt, with autograph manuscript corrections of proofs in unidentified hands, as well as 17 drawings in pen and ink and charcoal, as well as ten etchings (each in two impressions) by Jean François Raffaëlli, related drawings and correspondence.

Biographical / Historical

Goncourt was a French novelist and historian.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

69M-7. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1969 May 12.

Goncourt, Edmond de, 1822-1896. Edmond de Goncourt papers concerning Germinie Lacerteux, 1889-1890: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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