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Louise de Pillot de Coligny-Chatillon Letters (VMF031), 1914-1915

Collection Overview

Title: Louise de Pillot de Coligny-Chatillon Letters (VMF031), 1914-1915

Predominant Dates:1914: December - 1915: September 17

ID: MSS/VMF/031

Creator: Coligny, Louise de (1881-1963)

Extent: 6.0 Items

Date Acquired: 06/16/1970

Languages: French [fre]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Six letters from Louise de Coligny-Ch√Ętillon to Guillaume Apollinaire, 1914-1915.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Purchased from Bertram Rota Ltd Booksellers

Acquisition Method: Accession number 1201

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed July 1970.

Other Note: A translation of these letters done by Shirley M. (Tuck) Loui is included with the originals.  Gift of Shirley M. (Tuck) Loui, February 19, 1980.


Box and Folder Listing

Item 1: de Coligy to Apollinaire, written from Hotel du Midi, Nimes. Declares her love for him. Letter is torn on second fold and first fold has been badly repaired, 1914: DecemberAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page.
Item 2: de Coligy to Apollinaire, [Nice] opening of letter refers to a poem [by Apollinaire] titled [The Dream] in which a child is repeatedly beaten. de Coligy elaborates upon this scene and declares her passionate longing for him in explicite physical detail. Evidences interest in flagellation. Page is very large, 1915: February 5Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page.
Item 3: de Coligy to Apollinaire, describes her recent activities and feelings. Quotes lines [unidentified] from verse he has [written to her], 1915: May 11Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages.
Item 4: de Coligy to Apollinaire, informs him of change of address and relates her recent travels in an auto. Asks him to write her at new address, 1915: August 14Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages.
Item 5: de Coligy to Apollinaire, remarks upon the verse he sent her. Discusses his development toward a more optimistic outlook and despairs the possible return of an unpleasant pessimism, 1915: May 17Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages.
Item 6: de Coligy to Apollinaire, reaffirms her devotion and passion and discusses briefly Apollinaire's beliefs in the importance of the couple and the symbolic significance of their union, 1915: September 12Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages.