Contents and Arrangement

Correspondence of de Balzac with Madame Surville and Hippolyte Souverain, 1828-1850

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists mainly of photostats of correspondence between Balzac and his mother, Madame Surville, and the editor Hippolyte Souverain. In addition, there are miscellaneous passages from his books Physiologie du Mariage and L'Album Historique et Anecdote, and photostats of architectural plans and views of the Hotel de Balzac.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Open for research/

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:

Correspondence of de Balzac with Madame Surville and Hippolyte Souverain; Honoré de Balzac Collection, C0386, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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