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Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917.
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Auguste Rodin Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1880-1966 (mostly 1900-1912)
1 box and 0.45 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


The Auguste Rodin Collection contains over fifty Rodin letters, cards, telegrams, and notes, of which about half are in the hand of the sculptor.

Collection Description & Creator Information


Contains over fifty Rodin letters, cards, telegrams, and notes, of which about half are in the hand of the sculptor. Eleven letters to Arthur Symons illuminate Rodin's friendship with, and admiration of, the poet. A holograph manuscript, signed and dated 1906, is essentially a compilation of autobiographical notes prepared for the Academy of Berlin upon the artist's election to its membership. Another holograph manuscript, "La Tour du Travail," describes Rodin's plan for this sculpture (a work never completed) and includes a sketch, as do several of his notes and letters.

Collection Creator Biography:

Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917.

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was a renown French artist and sculptor.

Collection History


Correspondence with Ronald Allen purchased from Sarah Fox-Pitt Archives in 1979.

Custodial History:

The bulk of this collection was preserved by Rene Cheruy, one-time secretary of Rodin, who subsequently resided in the United States as a teacher of French. It was presented to Princeton University by a group of Mr. Cheruy's former students.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed in 2002. Finding aid written in 2002.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Auguste Rodin Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184

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Sculptors -- France.
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