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Prosper Mérimée handwritten letter to A. Romieu

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0734
Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870) was a French dramatist, historian, archaeologist, and short story writer, perhaps best known for his novella Carmen. This item is a handwritten letter by Mérimée to Auguste Romieu, dated May 26, 1852, Paris. The letter spans one page and a half, in addition to two blank pages.

Dates

  • 1852 May 26

Creator

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Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal size folder)

Biographical / Historical

Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870) was a French dramatist, historian, archaeologist, and short story writer. He is perhaps best known for his novella Carmen, which became the basis of Bizet's opera Carmen. He was a first cousin of the physicist Augustin Fresnel (1788-1827).

A. (Auguste) Romieu (1800-1855), born François-Auguste Romieu, was a French curator, magistrate, and writer. According to Alexandre Dumas' memoirs, Romieu was famously known for his pranks.

Scope and Contents

This item is a handwritten letter by Prosper Mérimée to Auguste Romieu, dated May 26, 1852, Paris.

The first sentence reads: J’ai été condamné ce matin à 1000 f. d’amende et 15 jours de prison, pour avoir publié dans la Revue des Deux Mondes un article sur le procès de Mr. Libri, où le tribunal a trouvé le délit d’outrage à la magistrature.

[I was sentenced this morning to 1000 f(rancs) fine and 15 days in prison for having published in the Revue des Deux Mondes an article on the trial of Mr. Libri, where the court found the offense of contempt of court .]

The letter spans one page and a half, in addition to two blank pages.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This item was purchased in 2012 from Justin Croft Antiquarian Books.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in November 2015 by Annie Tang.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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