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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Coleman Bittner Papers, 1964-1970



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bittner, William Coleman.
Title: William Coleman Bittner Papers
Dates: 1964-1970
Abstract: Papers concerning William Coleman Bittner's search for a possible connection between Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy of the Dreyfus Affair and Count Paul Oscar d'Esterhazy, namesake of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan.
Accession No.: 70-062
Extent: .5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Count Paul Oscar d'Esterhazy (1831-1912) was a Hungarian immigrant, who helped other Hungarians settle in Saskatchewan, Canada. Although he claimed to be a descendent of the artistocratic Esterhazy family from Hungary, there remains little proof of this connection, as well as little information about his life in general.

Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (1847-1923) was a descendant of the aristocratic Esterhazy family and an officer in the French army and spy for a German attache in the late 1890s. When one of Esterhazy's note divulging French intelligence to the Germans was discovered, Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935), a Jewish officer in the French army, was falsely deemed responsible and convicted. This account is known as the Dreyfus Affair.

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Scope and Contents

Papers concerning William Coleman Bittner's search for a possible connection between Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy of the Dreyfus Affair and Count Paul Oscar d'Esterhazy, namesake of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bittner, William Coleman -- Archives.
Esterhazy, Ferdinand Walsin, 1847-1923
Esterházy, Pál Oszkár, 1831-1912.
Nielsen, G. H.
Places
Esterhazy (Sask.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Coleman Bittner Papers, 1964-1970, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3J224 Bound collection of correspondence, narratives, and newspaper articles, 1964-1970

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