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Finding Aid for the Pierre Louÿs Collection 1889-1912
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Box 1, Folder 1

Notecards on mathematical and scientific subjects, undated

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8 pages of notes on multiplication and division, optics and reflection, hydraulics, heat, electricity, mechanics, cosmography and Kepler's laws.
Box 1, Folder 2

Quatrain on "Aphrodite," undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Stylistical study, [October 1889]

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A pair of essays describing "la mer vue de le cote, le soir au soleil couchant" from the viewpoints of an ancient Greek and a modern Frenchman. Date written in pencil in a different hand.
Box 1, Folder 4

"La Bataille de Pelleas," undated

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Notes commending the talent of Victor Hugo, quoting a line from Hernani.
Box 1, Folder 5

"Fragment du Narcisse," undated

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A passage from Paul Valéry's "Fragments du Narcisse."
Box 1, Folder 6

"La femme machine : traduit de l'Italien," undated

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Manuscript booklet, with a note in Louÿs' hand that reads "Traduction de la Disputatio perjucunda (1595)."
Box 1, Folder 7

Unbound notes and fragments, undated

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A series of unbound notes and fragments, written on uniformly sized paper, treating topics from the Sorbonne to readings on historical subjects, Pierre Corneille and Madame Bovary.
Box 1, Folder 8

Drafts of two letters, undated

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Rough drafts of two letters, one written to a M. Bidou concerning Corneille, and another to a huissier (possibly) named Cormier.
Box 1, Folder 9

"Institut Impérial," undated

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Bound manuscript booklet in Louÿs' hand, containing a eulogy for a surgeon, Sabatier, headed "Institut Impérial." The cover the the booklet reads "Le Moniteur Universel, No. 215, du samedi 3 août 1811."
Box 1, Folder 10

Newspaper clipping and notes in German, undated

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Poem clipped from a newspaper, with notes by Louÿs in German below.
Box 1, Folder 11

Notes on the Veinant sale and Bigarrures, undated

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Notes on a 1614 Bigarrures from the "Vente Veinant."
Box 1, Folder 12

Draft contracts for Le livre ancien, ca. 1912

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Notes and drafts of a contract between Louÿs, Louis Loviot and M. de Boccard of Fontemoing and Cie., regarding the publication of Le livre ancien.