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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Fr 694

Marcel Proust letters

Scope and Contents

Contains 126 signed manuscript letters. Includes several ink drawings.


  • 1893-1915

Language of Materials

Material is in French.

Conditions Governing Access

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


.33 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Marcel Proust was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu, published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

94M-48. Gift of Mrs. Bradley Martin, 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by Adrien Hilton, 2018

Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922. Marcel Proust letters, 1893-1917 (MS Fr 694): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
September 12, 2018
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Repository Details

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