Contents and Arrangement

AMS of La Mort d'Hippolyte, 1920 December

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of four autograph manuscripts, in French, of two of Lacretelle's works, La Vie Inquiète de Jean Hermelin, his autobiographical novel, and "La Mort d'Hippolyte," a short story. The first manuscript is part of the final published version of what became La Vie Inquiète de Jean Hermelin. Written in black ink in a blue notebook labeled "Cahier 1," the manuscript is titled "Les Cahiers de Jean Hermelin " and signed "Jacques de Lacretelle, 1 rue de l'Alboni, Paris." The second manuscript continues "Les Cahiers de Jean Hermelin"; written in black and blue ink on unbound leaves in a folder marked "Suite du Cahier Bleu," it starts with chapter five and is signed by Lacretelle. Both contain holograph corrections and annotations by the author.

The third manuscript is for the short story "La Mort d'Hippolyte." It is written in black ink on both sides of unnumbered leaves (19) in a thin paper folder labeled "Manuscrit et Plan du Double Rival ou La Mort d'Hippolyte"; it is signed and dated "Versailles, décembre 1920." The fourth manuscript is also written on unnumbered leaves (37) in a thin paper folder marked "Manuscrit de la Mort d'Hippolyte"; it is signed and dated "Paris, janvier 1923." Both contain holograph corrections and annotations by the author.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is 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:

AMS of La Mort d'Hippolyte; Jacques de Lacretelle Collection, C1115, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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