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Finding Aid for the Pierre Loti Correspondence 1866-1905
MS.2003.003  
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Box 1, Folder 1

Letters 1-6, ca 1866-1869

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Content Note

One letter written before Loti's entrance to the Ecole Navale, while studying in Paris; the rest written during his time at the Ecole in Brest, and aboard the training ship Le Borda. Many of the letters are written to his sister Marie ("soeur cherie") and discuss family issues and finances.
Box 1, Folder 2

Letters 7-11, 1870-1879

Scope and Content Note

Letters written aboard the training ship Jean Bart, and abroad in various locations including Dakar. Several letters are to sister Marie and her husband Armand, concerning family financial woes.
Box 1, Folder 3

Letters 13-21, 1883-1891

Physical Description: 9 letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters primarily to Ninet, and to his mother, discussing marriage and travel plans, among other topics.
Box 1, Folder 4

Letters 22-25 1892-1897

Physical Description: 4 letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Ninet and her husband Gustave Duvignau. One letter concerns Ninet's writing of an article about Loti.
Box 1, Folder 5

Letters 26-35, 1893-1902

Physical Description: 10 letters

Scope and Content Note

Largely letters written to Ninet (now sometimes also spelled "Ninette") as well as one to her father Armand. Several letters concern social engagements and meetings.
Box 1, Folder 6

Letters 36-45 1900s?

Physical Description: 10 letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters written primarily to Ninet, plus several written to her mother Marie.
Box 1, Folder 7

Letters 46-56 1900s?

Physical Description: 11 letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters written primarily to Ninet and to Marie.