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Zola, Émile: visiting card ([1860-1902])

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL344
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Zola, Émile: visiting card ([1860-1902])
Date(s): [1860-1902]
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 card
Name of creator(s): Zola | Émile | 1840-1902 | novelist and journalist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Émile Zola was born in Paris and brought up in the south of France. He returned to Paris aged 18 as a student and subsequently worked in clerical jobs before becoming a journalist and author. His best known writings are novel Germinal (1885), which was part of the 'Les Rougon-Macquart' cycle of 20 novels, and the newspaper article 'J'accuse' (13 January 1898), which accused the French government of anti-Semitism over the Dreyfuss affair. Zola died in 1902 and his body was reburied in the Panthéon in 1908.


Scope and content/abstract:

Visiting card with Zola's name and address. Inscribed: 'Je recommande bien vivement M.J. Sofer, qui est un artiste en miniature micrographique fort adroit et des plus intéressants'. Autograph, unsigned.

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 Mr V I Gaster (1965).

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
Jun 2008

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