Solange (Clésinger-Sand) Papers

Collection contains correspondence, writings, and other papers documenting the life and work of Solange Clésinger-Sand. Correspondence consists of letters to and from Clésinger-Sand and third-party letters between family and others. Notable correspondents include the following family and friends: Éduoard Bourdet, Alphonse Guérin, Amélie Grille de Beuzelin, Maurice Sand, Charles Poncy, Samuel Rocheblave, and Jules Troubat. Writings by Clésinger-Sand include complete manuscripts for the early "Les roses et une fauvette..." (1834), "Histoirettes pour les toute petits," and a travelogue entitled "Une visite à Charon", in addition to a number of drafts for incomplete projects, including a play ("Sélim"), a theatrical adaptation of the novel L'Uscoque by George Sand, and a novel ("Thora"). Other materials include artwork, clippings, financial and legal records, notebooks, photographs, and papers relating to property ("Villa Malgrétout") purchased by Clésinger-Sand. Photographs include portraits of Clésinger-Sand, her husband, sculptor Jean Baptiste Clésinger, and others.
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January 16, 2013


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