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Finding Aid for the Pierre Louÿs Collection 1889-1912
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Pierre Louÿs Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1889-1912
    Collection number: MS.2010.001
    Creator: Louÿs, Pierre 1870-1925
    Extent: 1 box (2.5 linear inches)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: Manuscripts and drafts of letters written by French writer Pierre Louÿs.
    Physical location: Clark Library
    Language of Material: Collection materials in French


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Clark Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Pierre Louÿs Collection, MS.2010.001, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    Clark Library purchase, 2010.

    Processing History

    Processed by Rebecca Fenning, January 2010


    Pierre Louÿs, born December 10, 1870 in Ghent, Belgium, spent most of his life and career in France. A writer and poet, famous for his treatment of lesbian and Classical themes, some of Louÿs' most famous works include Les chansons de Bilitis and Aphrodite (moeurs antiques).

    Scope and Content

    Manuscripts and drafts of letters written by French writer Pierre Louÿs. Items include notes on writers and writing, drafts of letters, and a contract drafts for a work to be entitled Le livre ancien. Most items are undated, but fall roughly between the years 1889 and 1912.

    Related Material

    Other manuscript material by Pierre Louÿs at the Clark Library:
    Letter, 1903 Oct. 28 [to unknown literature critic]. ba MS.2006.010.
    Aphrodite [proofs], 1896. MS.2008.011.
    Letter, 1891 November 29, to Oscar Wilde. Wilde Box 40, Folder 26.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Authors, French--19th century
    French poetry--19th century

    Genres and Forms

    Contracts--France--20th century
    Notebooks--France--19th century