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Guide to the Correspondence, Albert L. Guérard and Albert Thierry
Special Collections M0899  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Correspondence, Albert L. Guérard and Albert Thierry,
    Date (inclusive): Unit date
    Collection number: Special Collections M0899
    Creator: Guérard, Albert Leon, 1880-1959.
    Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Correspondence, Albert L. Guérard and Albert Thierry, M0899, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biography

    Frenchmen Albert Léon Guérard (1880-1959) and Albert Thierry (1881-1915) were friends from childhood whose correspondence reflects their shared interests in French and Anglo-American literature and writing. Guérard came to the United States in 1906 to teach at Williams College. He taught at Stanford University from 1907-1946 when he retired, except for 12 years between 1913-1925 when he was at Rice University and served in the war. He was the author of numerous books on French history and intellectual life. Thierry was a Proudhonian socialist, anarchist, and schoolteacher who wrote poetry as well as several longer works of fiction and theory. At the same time, he also served as a soldier in the French army from around 1902 until he was killed in 1915.

    Scope and Content

    The Albert L. Guérard and Albert Thierry Correspondence Collection consists of 1 manuscript box. Other collections of ALG papers can be found in the Stanford Special Collections, the Hoover Institution Archives, and at the University of Pennsylvania. This collection is composed of four types of materials, all pertaining directly to Thierry and arranged as follows. The letters written by Albert Thierry to Albert L. Guérard from 1902 to 1915, when Thierry was killed in the First World War are arranged in chronological order. Most letters are written in French, but the correspondence from 1905-1907, when Thierry was stationed in Germany and Austria, is in German. Subjects discussed in these letters include English and French literature, Guérard's and Thierry's writings, Thierry's life as a soldier and a teacher, and the war. The second group of materials is 6 handwritten sheets written or copied by Thierry, primarily copies of poems by Emile Verhaeren. The third section contains 2 letters from 1957-58, the correspondence between ALG and Roger Petitjean. These discuss AT's works and ALG's views on current events in France. Finally, the collection also contains a biographical work about AT and a copy of his novel, entitled Le Sourire Blessé.

    Access Terms

    Thierry, Albert, 1881-1915.
    Thierry, Albert, 1881-1915. Le Sourire Blesse.
    Authors, French.
    French literature--20th century.
    World War, 1914-1918--France.
    France--History--20th century.
    French Prophets of Yesterday. French Civilization in the Nineteenth Century.