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Alexandre Dumas handwritten note to François Buloz

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0733
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 Camellias). He was the son of Dumas, père. This collection includes a handwritten note by Dumas, père, to François Buloz. The date range for the item is unknown. A second item also exists in this collection, a German-language newspaper clipping, dated 1894, and is likely about Dumas, fils, the son of the elder Dumas.

Dates

  • undated, 1894

Creator

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Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal size folder)

Biographical / Historical

Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (1802-1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. It was published in English in 2008 as The Last Cavalier.

Alexandre Dumas, fils (1824-1895) was a French writer and dramatist, best known for Camille (a.k.a. The Lady of the Camellias). He was the son of Alexandre Dumas, père.

François Buloz (1803-1877) was a French littérateur, the magazine editor of Revue des deux Mondes, and theater administrator.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a handwritten note by Dumas, père, to Buloz. The date range for the item is unknown. A second item also exists in this collection, likely with a different provenance. It is a clipping from a German-language newspaper called the Frankfurter Zeitung. The clipping, dated 1894, long after the deaths of Dumas and Buloz, is likely about Alexandre Dumas, fils, the son of the elder Dumas. In 1894, the younger Dumas was awarded the French Legion of Honour, and the article is possibly about his accomplishments.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in October 2015 by Annie Tang.

Repository Details

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