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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Judaica 1.2

Fernand Labori papers concerning the Dreyfus Affair


Correspondence and manuscripts of French lawyer Fernand Labori concerning the Dreyfus Affair and his client Alfred Dreyfus.


  • 1894-1933

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.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Includes autograph letters to Labori from Georges Clemenceau, Constant Coquelin, Edmond Lajoux, Raymond Poincaré, Joseph Reinach, and Alexandrine E. Zola, among others. Also includes a manuscript in an unidentified hand from Alphonse Bertillon concerning the handwriting in the Bordereau document, an autograph manuscript by Labori of notes for the trial of Emile Zola, and a manuscript in an unidentified hand from Georges Gabriel de Pellieux proving that the Bordereau document was a forgery.

Biographical / Historical

Labori was a French lawyer. He defended both Captain Alfred Dreyfus and Emile Zola during the Dreyfus Affair.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

58fM-148. Gift of Elsie T. Friedman; received: 1959 January.
Labori, Fernand, 1860-1917. Fernand Labori papers concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1894-1933: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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