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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Fr 663

Fernand Labori and Marguerite Labori papers and related material


Professional and family papers of French lawyer Fernand Labori and his wife, Australian-born pianist Marguerite Labori, with additional material relating to his work and family.


  • 1636-2002


Language of Materials

French, English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Fernand-Gustave-Gaston Labori (1860-1917) was a celebrated French lawyer whose clients included Émile Zola, Alfred Dreyfus, Thérèse Humbert, and Henriette Caillaux.

Marguerite Okey de Pachmann Labori (1864-1952) was an Australian-born pianist who renounced her performing career after marriage to Labori though went on to achieve distinction as a composer. Labori was her second husband.


Minimally processed; arranged in the order as received from the source.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2014M-165. Purchased with funds from the Frank Brewer Bemis Bequest and the Herman Dunlop Smith Bequest; received: 2015 May 14, August 7.

2016M-7. Purchased with funds from the Sidney J. Watts Fund, 2016 July 5.

2019M-2. Purchased with funds from the Sidney J. Watts Fund, 2018 July 5.

Processing Information

Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner
Alma MMS ID 990147377790203941
Labori, Fernand, 1860-1917. Fernand Labori and Marguerite Labori papers and related material, circa 1636-2002 (MS Fr 663): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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