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Yvonne Ferrand-Weyher poetry chapbooks and autograph letter

 Collection — Box: BW-18
Identifier: MS-0884

Content Description

The Yvonne Ferrand-Weyher poetry chapbooks and autograph letter, 1939-1949, contain a set of eight chapbooks and one letter written in French by Yvonne Ferrand-Weyher. Each chapbook was hand-written and hand-illustrated by Ferrand-Weyher and contains published and unpublished poems about her experiences during World War II and the occupation and liberation of Paris, France. The chapbooks are divided into three series reflecting the seasons, the occupation/liberation, and day/night, with associated dates reflecting notes on individual poems:

Hiver (1945, 1948)

Printemps (1942)

Ete (1941, 1943)

Automne (1939, 1940, 1947, 1948)

A la Porte de Marbre et Construction, poèmes composés durant l’occupation Paris (1943)

Versailles (1935, 1945)

La Mer Ensoleillée (1947, 1948)

La Nuit (1943, 1948)

The letter is addressed to an unnamed friend in approximately 1949. It describes the chapbooks and Ferrand-Weyher's reasons for gifting them.


  • Creation: 1939 - 1949

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information. This collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

Yvonne Ferrand-Wyher was born in 1873 in France. She served as a nurse during World War I, after which she wrote multiple personal poetry books as well as poem translations during the interwar period, 1918-1939. She died in 1963.

Source: Derived from Dealer Description


0.47 Cubic Feet (1 legal size document box)

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This collection consists of eight chapbooks and one letter written by French poet Yvonne Ferrand-Weyher between 1939 and 1949 about her experiences during World War II.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Gerald Cloud in April 2021.

Processing Information

Processed by Julia Deros and Kristen Diehl in May 2021.

Guide to the Yvonne Ferrand-Weyher poetry chapbooks and autograph letter
Julia Deros
2021 May
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Repository Details

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