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Autobiographical notes, 1906
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.
- 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.
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:
Autobiographical notes; Auguste Rodin Collection, C0195, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1