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Paris, Gaston: letter (1887)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL309
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Paris, Gaston: letter (1887)
Date(s): 1887
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves (1 blank)
Name of creator(s): Paris | Bruno Paulin Gaston | 1839-1903 | literary scholar and philologist x Paris | Gaston


Administrative/Biographical history:

Gaston Paris was born in Avenay, Marne, France, and developed a love of French literature in early childhood. He became Professor of Medieval Literature at the College de France in 1872 and Director of the College in 1895. He was elected to the Academie francaise in 1896. Paris's work as a linguistic scholar, literary critic and medievalist (including contributions to the Histoire litteraire de la France) was both acclaimed and influential. He died at Cannes.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Gaston Paris, 110 rue du Bac, Paris to [Rabbi Moses Gaster], 23 Jun 1887. Thanking Gaster for sending a copy of his Ilchester Lectures on Greeko-Slavonic literature and its relation to the folklore of Europe during the Middle Ages ... (1887). Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gift from Moses Gaster's son, Mr V I Gaster (1962).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
July 2008

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