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ADHEOS periodicals and brochures

 Collection — Box: BW-10, Folder: 1
Identifier: MS-0999

This collection contains French-language materials created by the French queer rights organization ADHEOS. Contents include three magazine issues, seven brochures, and a business card.

Dates: 2017 January-2019 January

Alexandre Dumas handwritten note to François Buloz

 Collection — Box: BW-7
Identifier: MS-0733
Abstract Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Alexandre Dumas, fils (1824-1895) was a French writer and dramatist, best known for Camille (a.k.a. The Lady of the...
Dates: undated, 1894

American and European women performers carte de visite album

 Collection — Container: 1
Identifier: MS-0969
Content Description An album of 50 carte de visite photographs of women actresses, opera singers, and performers, many in costume, photographed by New York and Parisian photographers. Some photographs have been hand-colored. The album was gifted to Henry Rutgers Prime by M. and F. Love. Identified performers include: Adah Isaacs Menken, Clara Louise Kellogg, Emilie Melville, Henrietta Baker Chanfrau, Maude Granger, Nathalie Dumas, Betty Regal, Fannie Partridge, Addie Harland, Rose Massey, Lydia Thompson, Maria...
Dates: circa 1865

Amnesty International France periodicals and ephemera on LGBTI rights

 Collection — Box: BW-10, Folder: 2
Identifier: MS-1000

A collection of French-language materials on LGBTI identity and rights produced by Amnesty International France. Contents include two magazine issues, four brochures, and a sticker.

Dates: 2017 March-2019 June

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve papers

Identifier: MS-0005
Abstract Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (October 23, 1831 – January 9, 1924), was a "classicist and Confederate apologist" (David Lupher and Elizabeth Vandiver, "Yankee She-Men and Octoroon Electra: Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve on Slavery, Race, and Abolition," 320), and one of the first faculty members hired at the founding of Johns Hopkins University in 1876. This collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, biographic data, diaries, notes, notebooks, drafts, published and unpublished...
Dates: 1820-1953; Majority of material found in 1847-1924

Camp de Mailly watercolor sketchbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-1025

This watercolor sketchbook was created by a French soldier at Camp de Mailly during the summer of 1915. The sketchbook shows scenes of military camp life and the surrounding landscape.

Dates: 1915 June-1915 August

Chez Marcilly Napoleonic era metal-bound appointment book

 Collection — Box: BW-14, Folder: 4
Identifier: MS-0861

This collection consists of one Napoleonic era mother-of-pearl and gilded metal bound monthly appointment book, published in approximately 1810 by Chez Marcilly in Paris. It includes one metal writing instrument, and is ornately decorated. No biographical data is available on the creator.

Dates: approximately 1810

Clermont-Tonnerre letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0362

The collection is formed by 13 letters written in French, 1832-1836, as well as their analysis by Dr. François Velde, who discovered the letters in 1993. The letters are part of the correspondence of the Marquis de Clermont-Tonnerre, a minister in the French government of Charles X, and Marie-Caroline, duchesse de Berry, daughter-in-law of King Charles X.

Dates: 1832-1836

Copies of letters and papers concerning the "Affaire Carrouges," a Surrealist controversy also called the "Affaire Pastoureau"

Identifier: MS-0808

This collection contains copies of seven documents created in the 1950s concerning the Surrealist turmoil originating from the ‘Affaire Carrouges’. In 1951, a conflict between Surrealists Henri Pastoureau and Michel Carrouges due to a disagreement about religion resulted in the fracturing of the French Surrealist movement for three months. There is representation from both sides of the conflict in this collection.

Dates: 1950s

Correspondance adressee a Berthe Schuster, marraine de guerre [Correspondence addressed to Berthe Schuster, war godmother]

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0736
Abstract Starting in the spring of 1915, during World War I, some women in unoccupied France volunteered for the role of "war godmothers," marraines de guerre. To provide the moral support these men, so-called "war orphans," could not receive from their families, women in unoccupied areas became their pen pals. Berthe Schuster was one of these war godmothers and lived during the war on 51 Malakoff Avenue in Paris. This collection includes 124 pieces of correspondence, including illustrated letters,...
Dates: 1912 - 1919

"Cryptographe ou cachet-scellé de Victor Chevalier" cryptography kit

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0952
Content Description A portable cryptography kit for writing private letters titled "Cryptographe ou cachet-scellé de Victor Chevalier" or "Cryptograph or seal-stamp of Victor Chevalier," manufactured in Paris in 1844. The set consists of a wooden lacquered box with tools, four decorated cardboard boxes lined with embossed gold and silver paper with numerous metal pieces and a mechanical device to apply these pieces to envelopes. Also inclucded are a piece of sealing wax and a seal, a vial with blue powdery...
Dates: 1844

David Simon Blondheim essay

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0352

This collection onsists of a 1922 essay by Johns Hopkins University philologist David S. Blondheim, titled "Eassai d'un Vocabulaire Comparatif des Parlers Romans des Juifs au Moyen Age."

Dates: 1922

Dreyfus Affair photograph album

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0870

This collection consists of an album of photographs relating to the Dreyfus Affair. The Dreyfus Affair was a political scandal that divided France at the turn of the twentieth century, wherein Alfred Dreyfus, a French army officer of Jewish descent, was convicted for treason on uncertain grounds.

Dates: approximately 1899

École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts Paris [National School of Fine Arts Paris] UP6 ephemera and photographs

 Collection — Box: BW-18, Folder: 4
Identifier: MS-0889

The École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (National School of Fine Arts) in Paris succeeded the royal arts academies of pre-revolutionary France. The collection contains eight black-and-white photographs of the school in 1972 and ephemera concerning the creation of two new ateliers and a printing works at UP6 by the architect Jean-Paul Jungmann in 1972-74.

Dates: 1972 - 1974

Edouard Laboulaye lectures

Identifier: MS-0075

Édouard-René Lefèbvre de Laboulaye was a French businessman, lawyer, author, professor and politician born in Paris January 18, 1811. The collection consists of two volumes entitled "Constitution des États-Unis" containing 59 lectures written in French and delivered by Laboulaye at the Collège de France. Most were delivered in 1862-1863.

Dates: 1848-1864

Émile Zola articulated caricature

 Collection — Box: BW-1, Folder: 7
Identifier: MS-0985
Content Description

An anti-Dreyfus articulated caricature printed on thin cardboard, depicting a soldier in red pants and cap plunging the writer Émile Zola into a barrel of molasses bearing the word "Vidange", with a brad fastener used to move the soldier's arm (and thereby the figure of Zola) up and down into the barrel. The text reads, "Zola dans la Mé...lasse!" Art by P. Dous-Y'nell (also known as P. Douzy-Nell and Paul Pierre Marie Joseph Doussinelle). Published by Léon Hayard.

Dates: circa 1898

Eugène Rosambeau lithograph, depicting female soldiers of “Les Amazones de la Seine”

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 5
Identifier: MS-0813

This collection consists of an original color lithograph entitled “Les Amazones de la Seine,” created and signed by Eugéne Morsabeau Rosambeau in 1870. The print depicts a group of a dozen Prussian soldiers brought to surrender by members of the “Amazones de la Seine,” a French female military faction during the Siege of Paris (1870-1871).

Dates: 1870

French caricature folio: “Un Chapelet de Bêtises”

 Collection — Container: 1
Identifier: MS-0770

This item is a folio of caricature sketches created in France in 1861. There is currently no biographical information on the creator.

Dates: approximately 1861

French government-issued ration cards from the Siege of Paris

 Collection — Box: BW-6
Identifier: MS-0797

Likely distributed by the République française, French government, these three ration cards are from the 1870 to 1871 Siege of Paris. One meat ration card from the 9th arrondissement (district) and two subsistence cards for bread, groceries, oil, and chocolate from the 6th arrondissement.

Dates: 1870-1871

French or German "Naughty Hold-to-the-light" cards

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0705

Copied from dealer description: [Erotic Art] A Set of 8 1920s French or German Naughty 'Hold-to-the-Light' Cards. An interesting set of 8 'hold-to-the-light' cards with French & German instructions stamped at the top, featuring ladies in various states of undress doing various things with various props. One features Josephine Baker in her banana dress. The effect of the hold to the light feature is oddly unimpressive. 8 cards. 3.5"x5.5". Minor soil, light wear.

Dates: 1920s

French prisoner of war journal from World War II titled "La Dernière Heure" ["The Last Hour"]

 Collection — Box: BW-5
Identifier: MS-0771

This collection includes three issues of a prisoner of war camp journal titled "La Dernière Heure," created in April, May, and July of 1943 by French internees at the Baltic port of Wismar.

Dates: 1943 April-July

G. Sternfeld Affaire Dreyfus postcards

 Collection — Box: BW-1, Folder: 3
Identifier: MS-0976
Content Description

A series of 12 numbered black-and-white postcards published by G. Sternfeld depicting scenes associated with the second trial of the Dreyfus affair. Depicted individuals include Alfred Dreyfus, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, Godefroy Cavaignac, Henri Rochefort, Émile Zola, Fernand Labory, Georges Clemenceau, Auguste Scheurer-Kestner, and Georges Picquart. Contains two copies of card #3.

Dates: 1897-10-29 - 1898-10-29

Gertrude Stein collection at Johns Hopkins University

Identifier: MS-0970
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and ephemera associated with author Gertrude Stein.

Dates: 1930 - 1934

Gustave Flaubert letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0303

Gustave Flaubert (1821 – 1880) was a French novelist. The collection consists of a letter from Flaubert, and a translation of the letter, in which Flaubert declines a luncheon date. Date unknown. Supporting documentation is also included, dating from 1912.

Dates: undated; 1912 April 3

Handbill advertising services of "Audiger, libraire"

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0695

Handbill advertizing the services of a Monsieur Audiger, a French bookseller active in the early 19th century.

Dates: approximately 1808

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