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Lebaudy Papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 LEBAUDY
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Lebaudy Papers
Date(s): [1900-1909]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 33 boxes, 1 outsize box, 10 vols and 1 file, 3 outsize boxes containing 38 photo plates
Name of creator(s): Lebaudy | Amicie Marguerite | 1847-1917 | née Piou | writer and patroness x Dall | Guillaume
Sanatorium du Mont des Oiseaux
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Amicie Lebaudy was the wife of Jules Lebaudy, she wrote works on the Jansénisme under the pseudonym of Guillaume Dall. Following her husband's death she devoted her income to social works including the restoration of the abbey of Port-Royal-of-Fields and the building of the Kereon lighthouse. She was a supporter of La Ligue de la patrie française and was also involved in the 'Syveton affair'.

The Sanatorium du Mont des Oiseaux was established in [1906] by Dr Petit, a physician in San Salvadour, to accommodate adults, (San Salvadour was intended for children). The architect was A. Gléna. Shortly before the 1914-1918 war, the sanatorium became the property of the Red Cross and hosted the war wounded. In the late 1960s it was converted into houses.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Amicie Lebaudy including correspondence, mainly in support of Paul Déroulède and Gabriel Syveton, 1899-[1905]; personal diary, 1900-1908; notes by Lebaudy and correspondence relating to Dr Leon Petit and Soeur Candide, [1910-1912]; biography of Lebaudy and typed copy of an article 'Le Gaulois 30 Mai 1890'.

Papers of the Sanatorium du Mont des Oiseaux in Hyères, France, [1900-1909], including hospital registers, account books, invoices, letter book, correspondence of Dr Leon Petit including with Amicie Lebaudy, appointment books, equipment inventories and press cuttings.

Correspondence in English relating to the Lebaudy Collection at the Bodleian Library, 1912-1914.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
French, some items in English.

System of arrangement:

Original order.

Conditions governing access:

Closed pending cataloguing. Please contact the UCL Special Collections Team for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Previously held at the Bodleian Library.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from Coutts Bank, 1989.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.
The Administrative/ biographical history was compiled from the results of Google searching and is therefore not authoritative.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Sep 2008

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