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BOYLESVE, RENÉ, 1867-1926
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René-Boylesve fonds. - 1896-1925. - 22 items of textual record.

Biographical Sketch

Novelist, René Boylesve (born René Marie Auguste Tardiveau) was born at La Haye-Descartes, France, in 1867. He studied at the Jesuit College of Poitiers, in Tours, France; at the Faculté des Lettres et de Droit and the École Libre des Sciences Politiques in Paris. He contributed to the Revue bleue and other periodicals. His first novel, Le Médecin des dames de néans (1896), depict provincial life including: Mademoiselle Cloque (1899), La Becquée (1901), L'Enfant à la Balustrade (1903) and La Jeune Fille bien élevée (1909). He was nominated a member of the French Academy in 1919.

Scope and Content

The René-Boylesve fonds includes 21 letters to Karl Boès, Eugène Montfort and Léon Deschamps dating from 1896 to 1925; and manuscript of three texts: La Niaiserie (ex libris Jacques Boulenger), Une Femme, and Les Idoles maléfiques.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from the Davaiult collection in 1976. [1976-07]

Language: material in the fonds is in French.

Restrictions: no restrictions on access.

Finding Aid: none.

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