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Finding Aid to the Henri Lenoir Papers, 1921-1994
BANC MSS 92/842 c  
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The Henri Lenoir papers consist of personal correspondence, business correspondence and materials related to the management of Vesuvio Cafe and Lenoir's promotion and sale of art by the bohemian set he worked with in San Francisco. Also included are biographical materials, geneological materials and materials related to the history of San Francisco, specifically North Beach.
Henri Lenoir was born Silvio Velleman on March 17, 1904 in Zuoz, Switzerland. His father was Antoine Velleman , a headmaster at a boys’ boarding school, and his mother, Ethel Ireland, was a homemaker. Silvio was sent to boarding school in England at an early age, and upon his parents’ divorce, took his mother’s maiden name. In 1920, he was enrolled at King William’s College on the Isle of Man, and was soon expelled. He then enrolled in the Ecole National d’Horticulture et de Viticulture in Geneva, but left in 1921.
2 cartons, 1 box, 3 volumes, 2 oversize folders, 1 videocassette tape 4 linear feet 1 Digital Object (2 images)
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Collection is open for research.