Contents and Arrangement

Letters, manuscripts, and notes, 1847-1882

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of letters, manuscripts and notes, nearly all in the hand of the French historian, writer, and librarian at the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève in Paris, Ferdinand Denis. Also included is one letter written to him. Many of the items concern Brazil, but there are also two chapters apparently intended for a book, one on the natural history of the Arabic world and the other on the present state of North America, the latter apparently discussing the effects of European settlements on the indigenous peoples. Description is based on dealer's description.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were removed from the collection during 2019 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

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:

Letters, manuscripts, and notes; Ferdinand Denis letters and manuscripts, C1625, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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