University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Henri Pierre Roché:

An Inventory of His Papers in the Carlton Lake Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Roché, Henri Pierre, 1879-1959
Title: Henri Pierre Roché Papers
Dates: ca. 1886-1971
Abstract: The Roché papers consist of manuscripts of published and unpublished works, diaries (carnets), correspondence, and family papers.
RLIN Record #: TXRC96-A14
Extent: 47 boxes, 2 oversize folders (19.74 linear feet)
Language: Some correspondence and journal entries in English; small amount of material in German; all other material in French.
Note: We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which provided funds for the processing and cataloging of this collection.
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Biographical Sketch

Henri Pierre Roché was born in Paris on May 28, 1879. His father died when he was an infant, and, as an only child, Roché had a close relationship with his mother, Clara. Her influence in his personal life is evidenced by his delayed marriages, first to Germaine Bonnard and then Denise Roché, and in his relationships with other women, such as Margaret Hart. She seems to have had an ideal woman in mind for her son, and he appears to have followed this philosophy, waiting for the perfect woman to be the mother of his child. He met many women along the way. He also used a pseudonym for Don Juan et... because of his mother's disapproval of the work.

Many of his relationships Roché later depicted in his novels, namely Jules et Jim (Franz and Helen Hessel) and Deux anglaises and et le continent (Violet and Margaret Hart). A prolific writer, Roché kept journals, and the collection includes these in original form starting in 1901, as well as transcriptions beginning in 1904. These writings were to become his autobiography, but although he did begin such a work, it was not finished before his death at age eighty. He received an award for Jules et Jim at the age of seventy-four, the Prix Claire Belon, or "basket of clams," and both this novel and Deux anglaises et le continent were made into films by François Truffaut.

Roché led a rich life, personally as well as professionally. He was a journalist; an art collector, advisor, and dealer; a writer; a guide for the American Industry Mission when it visited France; as well as a diarist and "ladies man." Roché had many lovers, oftentimes simultaneously, and often in a triangle with one of his male friends, such as Franz Hessel or Marcel Duchamp. Roché's ulterior motive in his relationships with women seems to have been a desire to study women. In some ways this seems devious; in others, a psychological aspiration, or perhaps a reflection of his mother's dominance and his attempt to break free from it through understanding. At any rate, Roché was a prolific writer, in volume as well as content. He was a man of many interests and talents, and lived a very full and fulfilling life, as this collection well documents.


Scope and Contents

The Henri Pierre Roché Papers, ca. 1886-1971, consist of manuscripts, typescripts, notebooks, notes, clippings, correspondence, printed material, diaries, and financial and legal documentation. The papers were originally acquired from Henri Pierre Roché's widow, Denise Roché, who had begun to organize and arrange the papers herself, placing groups of materials into paper folders or cardboard carriers and annotating the containers as to title, date, or correspondent. Although the containers she provided are housed with the collection, Denise Roché's overall structure of the material was not preserved. The material is now arranged in five series: I. Works, II. Correspondence, III. Carnets, IV. Personal and Legal Papers, and V. Roché Family.

Roché's works, both published and unpublished, are well represented in this group of papers, and they include novels, plays, short stories, poetry, translations, and articles. Much of this material appears to be the beginning stages of works that were never completed or published, and most titles consist of a few pages of handwritten narrative, although the evolution of many works, particularly those that were eventually published, is documented extensively. For example, material relating to the novels Jules et Jim and Deux anglaises et le continent includes the correspondence and diaries of some of the individuals who later appeared as characters in the novels. This series also contains printed material relating to the works, such as reviews and advertisements, as well as additional correspondence regarding the work. Other creative works about art are located in the Art subseries of Series IV.

Although correspondence can be found throughout the collection, the Correspondence series is reserved for those letters not explicitly related to Roché's writing projects. For the most part, the correspondence in Series II is between Henri Pierre Roché and his two wives, Germaine Bonnard and Denise (Renard) Roché; however, other correspondents are also represented, such as Georges Braque, Jean Cocteau, Marcel Duchamp, Marie Laurencin, Pablo Picasso, Erik Satie, and Gertrude Stein.

Series III contains Roché's daily agendas and diaries (referred to herein as "carnets"), which begin in 1901 and end in 1959, and document various aspects of his personal and professional life. Transcriptions of several carnets, through 1945, commissioned by film director François Truffaut, as well as a photocopy of one carnet, accompany the collection. This series is arranged chronologically, thereby integrating agendas, original carnets, and transcriptions of the same year with each other. Unless authorized, only the transcriptions are available for use.

Roché's interests in art, real estate, and his autobiography are well documented in the Personal and Legal Papers series. This series is arranged into four subseries: Art, Autobiography, Usha Villas, and Personal Documents. The Art subseries includes drafts and notes for articles about art and artists, in addition to inventories and financial documentation for Roché's personal art collection. Material relating to the art collection that was generated after Henri Pierre Roché's death by his widow and son, Denise and Jean-Claude Roché, is also located in this subseries. Notes, early journals, and essays concerning the afterlife make up the Autobiography subseries. The subseries Usha Villas relates to real estate transactions. A final subseries contains his personal documents, such as his address books, birth certificate, and obituaries.

The last series contains materials relating to Roché's family. Journals, correspondence, works, financial, legal, and medical records, and printed material document the lives of Roché's mother Clara, his second wife, Denise, and his son Jean-Claude. The Roché Family series is divided into subseries corresponding to each family member: Clara Roché, Denise Roché, and Jean-Claude Roché.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research; curatorial permission required for access to original carnets for which transcriptions exist. Permission from copyright holders must accompany photoduplication requests for Jean Cocteau, Marcel Duchamp, Helen Hessel, Henri Pierre Roché, and Erik Satie materials.


Index Terms

Persons
Arensberg, Louise.
Auric, Georges, 1899- .
Bayle, Germaine.
Bonnard, Germaine.
Braque, Georges, 1882-1963.
Chalupt, René.
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963.
Copeau, Jacques, 1879-1949.
Doucet, Jacques, 1853-1929.
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901- .
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968.
Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957.
Ebihara, Kinosuke, 1904-1970.
Fassbinder, Johanna.
Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1879-1970.
Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968.
George, Olga.
Giraud, Henri, 1879-1949.
Groult, Nicole, 1887-1967.
Hart, Margaret Barratt, d.1926.
Hart, Violet.
Hessel, Franz, 1880-1941.
Hessel, Helen, 1886-1982.
Hug, Charles, 1899- .
Lamb, Euphemia.
Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956.
Man Ray, 1890-1976.
Marembert, Jean.
Migraine, Michel.
Nazzi, Louis, 1885-1913.
Nicholson, Ben, 1894- .
Orgeix, Anne Marie Lucas d'.
Orgeix, Christian d', 1927- .
Paulhan, Jean, 1884-1968.
Perdriat, Hélène.
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973.
Quinn, John, 1870-1924.
Roché, Clara.
Roché, Denise.
Roché, Jean-Claude.
Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937.
Salmon, André, 1881- .
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925.
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946.
Stein, Leo, 1872-1947.
Tella, Garcia.
Uhde, Wilhelm, 1874-1947.
Wiesel, Louise.
Wols, 1913-1951.
Wood, Beatrice.
Zanon, Carlo.
Subjects
Jules et Jim (Motion picture).
Authors, French--20th century.
Art--Collectors and collecting.
Document Types
Diaries.
Journals.
Love letters.

Related Material

A catalog of the Ransom Center's 1991 exhibit, Henri Pierre Roché: An Introduction, provides additional information on Roché materials housed at the Ransom Center. The Center also houses the papers of Marcel Duchamp, Roché's longtime friend and collaborator.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Gifts of Carlton Lake and purchase, 1981, 1995, 1996 (G10713, R13533)

Processed by:

Diane Goldenberg-Hart and Rebecca Altermatt, 1995; Monique Daviau, Richard Workman, Catherine Stollar, 2004


Henri Pierre Roché Papers—Folder List

 

Series I. Works, ca. 1900-1955

Extensive handwritten notes and manuscripts, revised manuscripts, typescripts, tear sheets from publications, clippings, publicity materials, correspondence, and diaries are included in this series. Major works represented here include Deux anglaises et le continent, Jules et Jim, Don Juan et..., and La tunique jaune. The Works are arranged alphabetically by title, and related correspondence, clippings, and publicity materials are located with the corresponding work.
Manuscript versions of both Deux anglaises et le continent and Jules et Jim are supplemented by correspondence and diaries written by individuals who were the inspirations for characters in the novels. The group of papers relating to Deux anglaises et le continent includes correspondence between H.-P. Roché and Margaret and Violet Hart, as well as a journal written by Margaret Hart. This group also contains a journal by Roché that relates to his relationship with the Hart girls. Similarly, documents regarding Jules et Jim include correspondence between Roché and Franz and Helen Hessel. Additionally, Helen Hessel's diaries are housed here, although due to their fragile condition, use of some of these diaries is restricted. Finally, because both Deux anglaises et le continent and Jules et Jim were made into films by François Truffaut, the papers include items relating to the film versions, such as clippings annotated by Roché and publicity material.
Many items in the Works series appear as little more than a title and notes scribbled across a page, and in those cases, the work has been filed alphabetically by title. In some instances, one notebook or group of papers contains several distinctive and separately titled works; these are filed alphabetically under the first title of that group. In her arrangement of her husband's papers, Denise Roché appears to have created a group entitled Poèmes, and another called Pensées. Her arrangement of these materials has been preserved and they are filed as a group under the titles she provided.
Photographs that were acquired with other Roché materials have been removed from the Papers and transferred to the Photography Collection.
Subseries A. Henri Pierre Roché, 1900-33
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211.1 A-Arf
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211.2 Arg-Az
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211.3 B
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211.4 C
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211.5 D
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211.6 Dâhut
Deux anglaises et le continent
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211.7 "Roman I, ""Roman II"
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211.8 Handwritten corrections
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212.1 Dateline, notes, "Résumé"
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212.2 Notes, corrections, "Alésia,"" Table de matières"
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212.3 "Journal de Muriel" (in H.-P. Roché's hand), "Journal de Claude"
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212.4 Letters as drafts to be included in novel
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212.5 "Roman" (incomplete draft)
Handwritten draft
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212.6 "Table,""Résumé," and pp. 1-144
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212.7 Pp. 145-270
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212.8 Complete typescript
Typescript
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213.1 Pp. 1-160
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213.2 Pp. 161-[303]
Letters from Margaret Hart to H.-P. Roché
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213.3 1900-Feb. 1902 (includes letter from Mama or Mme. Hart)
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213.4 March-April 1902
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213.5 May 1902-7
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213.6 1908-9
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213.7 1910-27 (includes letter from Margaret Hart to "Mabel")
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214.1 Letters from H.-P. Roché to Margaret Hart
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214.2 Letters from Margaret Hart to Violet Hart
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214.3 Letters from Violet Hart to H.-P. Roché
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214.4 Margaret Hart's journals
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214.5 H.-P. Roché's journal
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214.6 Letters regarding Deux anglaises et le continent
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214.7 Clippings regarding the book version
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214.8 Clippings relating to the film version
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214.9 Miscellaneous documents
Don Juan et...
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214.10 Notes, fragments, autograph sketches
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214.11 Typed manuscript "par Jean Voru"
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214.12 Typed manuscript (incomplete)
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215.1 Typed manuscript (bound in vellum)
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215.2 Typed manuscript "avant dernière version 1920"
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215.3 Typed manuscript with annotations
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215.4 Notes, fragments; documents relating to publication; clippings
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215.5 Hélène Perdriat (poems)
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215.6 Don Quichotte
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215.7 E
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215.8 F
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216.1 G
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216.2 H-J
Jules et Jim
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216.3 "Une amitié"
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216.4 Handwritten manuscript
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216.5-6 Handwritten manuscript, in four notebooks
Various manuscripts relating to Jules et Jim
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216.7 Originals
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242.7 Transcription (partial)
Letters from Franz Hessel to H.-P. Roché
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216.8 1904-10
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217.1 1911-13
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217.2 1914-21
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217.3 1922-32
Letters from Helen Hessel to H.-P. Roché
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217.4 1913, 1919-20
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217.5 1921
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217.6 1922-23
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217.7 1924
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217.8 1925-30
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218.1 1931-33
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218.2 Letters by H.-P. Roché to various recipients
Diary, 1913, 1920, 1956
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218.3 Original
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242.7 Transcription
Helen Hessel's diaries, 1920, nd
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218.4 I-II
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218.5 III-IV
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218.6 V-VI
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218.7 VII-VIII
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218.8 IX-X
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218.9 X-XI
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218.10 XIIa, XIV
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218.11 XV-XVI
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219.1 XVII-XVIII
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219.2 XIX-XX
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219.3 XXI-XXII
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219.4 XXIII-XXIV
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219.5 Prix Claire Belon
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219.6 Original prospectus for Jules et Jim
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219.7 Newspaper and magazine clippings and articles relating to book version (includes some correspondence)
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219.8 Newspaper and magazine clippings and articles relating to film version
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219.9 Miscellaneous materials relating to Jules et Jim
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219.10 L-M
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220.1 Le léopard rouge
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220.2 La Marquise de Pommeraye
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220.3 Memoires of the Countess of Reventlow
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220.4 Translated version: Sommaire des mémoires de la comtesse de Reventlow; includes clippings
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220.5 Modernization de l'état d'Indore
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220.6 N
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220.7 P
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220.8 Pensées
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220.9 Poèmes and Pensées; Poèmes I, mimeograph list
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221.1 Poèmes II
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221.2 Poèmes IV-V
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221.3, os75 Poèmes chinois
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221.4 R
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221.5 La ronde
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221.6 Les roses enchantées ou la fidélité de Taô
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221.7 S
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221.8 Le sauteriot
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221.9 T
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222.1 Tigres avec Bala
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222.2 Trois charades
La tunique jaune
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222.3 Typed manuscripts
Typed signed manuscripts
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222.4 Copy 1
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222.5 Copy 2
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222.6 Résumé and synopsis
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222.7 Legal documents and correspondence
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222.8 Theater program
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222.9 Clippings
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222.10 U-V
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222.11 Victor
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223.1 Fragments and notes
Subseries B. Third-Party Works, 1956, nd
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223.2 A-R
Perdriat, Hélène
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223.3 A-Z
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223.4 "Le couvent"
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223.5 "21 poems"
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223.6 S-Z
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223.7 Wood, Beatrice, "Pinching Spaniards: Letters to Steve," 1956



 

Series II. Correspondence, ca. 1902-1960

Most of this series consists of correspondence between H.-P. Roché and his two wives, Germaine Bonnard and Denise (Renard) Roché. It is divided into two categories: Letters (arranged alphabetically by recipient) and Recipient (arranged alphabetically by author). Correspondence between two individuals other than H.-P. Roché is included in the Third-Party Correspondence subseries.
Correspondence between H.-P. Roché and Germaine Bonnard primarily relates to their own relationship, but discussions of Roché's involvement with other women, including Helen Hessel, are prevalent. Correspondence with Denise Roché is largely of the same nature, although much of the later material revolves around the birth and upbringing of their son Jean-Claude.
Other noteworthy correspondents in this series include Euphemia Lamb, an English woman with whom Roché had an affair, who at one time had been a model for the painter Augustus John. Louise Bucking (Weisel) was another of his non-French lovers, and she, along with Germaine Bayle, provided material for his work Don Juan et... . Letters from Jean-Claude Roché to his father are also included in this series. Correspondence between Germain Bonnard and Helen Hessel is part of the Third-Party Correspondence subseries.
Other correspondence can be found in the Works series and in the Art subseries of Series IV.
Subseries A. Henri Pierre Roché
Letters
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223.8 A-Z
Bonnard, Germaine
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223.9 1902-12
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223.10 1913-23
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223.11 1924-27
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223.12 1928-29
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224.1 1930-31
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224.2 1933-34
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224.3 1935-39
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224.4 1940-41
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224.5 1942-43
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224.6 1944-45
Roché, Denise
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224.7 1929-34
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224.8 1941
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224.9 1945-46, 1951
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225.1 Roché, Jean-Claude, 1937-55
Tella, Garcia
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225.2 1948-53
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225.3 1954-60
Recipient
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225.4 A
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225.5 Arensberg, Louise
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225.6 Auric, Georges
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225.7 B
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225.8 Bayle, Germaine, 1911-13, 1916
Bonnard, Germaine
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225.9 1902-4
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226.1 1905-15
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226.2 1916-19
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226.3 1920-21
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226.4 1922-25
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226.5 1926-28
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226.6 1929-37
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226.7 1940-45
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226.8 Braque, Georges
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226.9 C
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227.1 Chalupt, René
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227.2 Cocteau, Jean
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227.3 Copeau, Jacques
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227.4 D-E
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227.5 Doucet, Jacques
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227.6 Dubuffet, Jean
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227.7 Dunsany, Edward John Moreton
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227.8 Ebihara, Kinosuke
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227.9 F-G
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227.10 Fassbinder, Johanna
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227.11 Foster, Jeanne Robert
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227.12 Frueh, Albert
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227.13 George, Olga
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227.14 Giraud, Henri
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227.15 Groult, Nicole
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227.16 H-K
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228.1 Hug, Charles
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228.2 L-O
Lamb, Euphemia
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228.3 1907-July 1908
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228.4 Aug. 1908-31
Laurencin, Marie
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228.5 1906
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228.6 1907-9
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228.7 1910
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228.8 1911
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229.1 1912
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229.2 1913-14
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229.3 1915
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229.4 1916-18
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229.5 1919
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229.6 1920
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229.7 1921-53
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229.8 Marembert, Jean
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229.9 Nazzi, Louis
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229.10 Nicholson, Ben
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229.11 Orgeix, Anne-Marie Lucas d'
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229.12 Orgeix, Christian d'
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229.13 Pa-Pz
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229.14 Paulhan, Jean
Perdriat, Hélène
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230.1 1915-18
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230.2 1919-50
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230.3 1951-53
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230.4 1956
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230.5 1957
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230.6 1958-59
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230.7 Picasso, Pablo
Quinn, John
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230.8 1919-20
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230.9 1921
1922
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230.10 Jan.-May
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230.11 June
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230.12 July-Sept.
1923
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231.1 Jan.-March
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231.2 April-Dec.
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231.3 1924-25
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231.4, os93 Clippings
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231.5 R-Sd
Roché, Denise
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231.6 1929-32
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231.7 1933-34
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231.8 1936-40
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232.1 1944-53, nd
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232.2 Salmon, André
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232.3 Satie, Erik
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232.4 Se-Sz
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232.5 Stein, Gertrude
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232.6 Stein, Leo
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232.7 Ta-Z
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232.8 Uhde, Wilhelm
Wiesel, Louise
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232.9 1907-12
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232.10 1913-27
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232.11 Wols (pseud. of Schulze, Alfred Otto Wolfgang)
Wood, Beatrice
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232.12 1918-26
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232.13 1927-46
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232.14 Zanon, Carlo
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232.15 Unidentified
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233.1 Incomplete identification (first name, initials, or nickname only), A-Z, 1905-22, nd
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233.2 Incomplete identification, Danielle, nd
Subseries B. Third-Party Correspondence
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233.3 A-D
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233.4 E-K
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233.5 Correspondence between Helen Hessel and Germaine Bonnard, 1929-33
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233.6 L-P
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233.7 Q-Z, unidentified
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233.8 Correspondence between Wols and Honoré Lassalle



 

Series III. Carnets, 1901-59

Carnets, agendas, and transcriptions document most of Roché's adult life in this series. An avid diarist, Roché recorded and later reviewed most of his life experiences. Much of the information contained in the carnets is described and discussed in the 1991 Ransom Center catalog Henri Pierre Roché: An Introduction. All items are carnets unless indicated otherwise. Numbers in parentheses indicate numbers written on the original journals. Transcripts exist for many of the carnets. Because of their fragile condition, access to the original carnets is subject to approval by the French Curator.
1901
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235.1 Oct. 6-28
1902
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235.2 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1903
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235.3 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
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235.4 Jan. 1-June 20
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235.5 June 4-July 19
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235.6 July 7-Sept. 9
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235.7 Sept. 10-Nov. 3
1904
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235.8 Jan. 1-Jan. 5, 1905 (agenda)
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235.9 Jan. 1-April 4
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235.10 April 9-May 15 (I)
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235.11 May 14-22 (II)
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235.12 May 20-June 6 (III)
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235.13 June 6-21 (IV)
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235.14 June 21-July 10 (V)
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235.15 July 11-29 (VI)
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235.16 July 29-Sept. 7 (VII)
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235.17 Sept. 7-24 (VIII)
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235.18 Sept. 25-Nov. 17 (IX)
Nov. 17-Dec. 28 (X)
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236.1 Original
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233.9 Transcription
Dec. 29-Jan. 25, 1905 (XI)
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236.2 Original
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233.9 Transcription
1905
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235.19 Jan. 1-Jan. 4, 1906 (agenda)
Jan. 25-March 17 (XII)
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236.3 Original
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233.9 Transcription
March 17-April 10 (XIII)
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236.4 Original
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233.9 Transcription
April 12-30 (XIV)
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236.5 Original
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233.9 Transcription
May 1-13 (XV)
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236.6 Original
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233.9 Transcription
May 13-June 1 (XVI)
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236.7 Original
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233.9 Transcription
June 2-July 2 (XVII)
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236.8 Original
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233.9 Transcription
July 2-Aug. 2 (XVIII)
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236.9 Original
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233.9 Transcription
Aug. 5-Oct. 15 (XIX)
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236.10 Original
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233.9 Transcription
Oct. 15-Nov. 25 (XX)
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236.11 Original
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233.9 Transcription
Nov. 25-Dec. 22 (XXI)
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236.12 Original
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233.9 Transcription
Dec. 22-Jan. 19, 1906 (XXII)
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236.13 Original
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241.1 Transcription
1906
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239.1 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
Jan. 19-Feb. 21 (XXIII)
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236.14 Original
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241.1 Transcription
Feb. 21-March 30 (XXIV)
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236.15 Original
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241.1 Transcription
April 1-May 4 (XXV)
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236.16 Original
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241.1 Transcription
May 5-June 10 (XXVI)
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236.17 Original
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241.1 Transcription
June 10-July 21 (XXVII)
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236.18 Original
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241.1 Transcription
July 21-Aug. 23 (XXVIII)
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236.19 Original
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241.1 Transcription
Aug. 24-Sept. 13 (XXIX)
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236.20 Original (English version)
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236.21 Original (French version)
Box-Folder
241.1 Transcription of French version
Sept. 13-Oct. 20 (XXX)
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236.22 Original
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241.1 Transcription
Oct. 20-Nov. 27 (XXXI)
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236.23 Original
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241.1 Transcription
Nov. 28-Dec. 27 (XXXII)
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236.24 Original
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241.1 Transcription
Dec. 27-March 4, 1907 (XXXIII)
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236.25 Original
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241.2 Transcription
1907
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239.1 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
March 6-April 15 (XXXIV)
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236.26 Original
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241.2 Transcription
April 15-May 4 (XXXV)
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236.27 Original
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241.2 Transcription
May 4-May 24 (XXXVI)
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236.28 Original
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241.2 Transcription
May 24-July 6 (XXXVII)
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236.29 Original
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241.2 Transcription
July 6-26 (XXXVIII)
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236.30 Original
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241.2 Transcription
July 26-Aug. 4 (XXXIX)
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236.31 Original
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241.2 Transcription
Aug.-Jan. 1908 (40)
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236.32 Original
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241.2 Transcription
1908
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239.1 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
Jan.-April (41)
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236.33 Original
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241.3 Transcription
April-May (42)
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236.34 Original
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241.3 Transcription
May (43)
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236.35 Original
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241.3 Transcription
May-Aug. (44)
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236.36 Original
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241.3 Transcription
July-Jan. 1909 (45)
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236.37 Original
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241.3 Transcription
1909
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235.20 1909-13
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239.1 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
Jan.-April (46)
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236.38 Original
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241.4 Transcription
April-May (47)
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236.39 Original
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241.4 Transcription
June (48)
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236.40 Original
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241.4 Transcription
July-Sept. 15 (49)
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236.41 Original
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241.4 Transcription
Sept. 15-Feb. 1910 (50)
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236.42 Original
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241.4 Transcription
1910
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239.2 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
Feb.-April 14 (51)
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236.43 Original
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241.5 Transcription
April 14-July 8 (52)
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236.44 Original
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241.5 Transcription
July 8-Oct. 7 (53)
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236.45 Original
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241.5 Transcription
Oct. 7-Jan. 1911 (54)
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236.46 Original
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241.5 Transcription
1911
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239.2 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
Jan.-April 16 (55)
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236.47 Original
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241.6 Transcription
April 18-May 14 (56)
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236.48 Original
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241.6 Transcription
May 14-June 9 (57)
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236.49 Original
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241.6 Transcription
June 9-July 8 (58)
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236.50 Original
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241.6 Transcription
July 8-Sept. (59)
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236.51 Original
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241.6 Transcription
Sept.-Sept. 1912 (60)
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236.52 Original
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241.6 Transcription
1912
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239.2 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
Sept. 25, 1912-August 25, 1914 (61)
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236.53 Original
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241.6 Transcription
1913
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239.2 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1914
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239.3 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1915
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239.3 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
Jan. 17-Feb. 19 (62)
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236.54 Original
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242.1 Transcription
Feb. 19-March (63)
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236.55 Original
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242.1 Transcription
March-June 1 (64)
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236.56 Original
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242.1 Transcription
June 1-Aug. 14 (65)
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236.57 Original
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242.1 Transcription
Aug. 14-Sept. 23 (66)
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236.58 Original
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242.1 Transcription
Sept. 23-Oct. 31 (67)
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236.59 Original
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242.1 Transcription
Oct. 31-Dec. 2 (68)
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236.60 Original
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242.1 Transcription
Dec. 2-Jan. 20, 1916 (69)
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236.61 Original
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242.1 Transcription
1916
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239.3 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
Jan. 20-March 12 (70)
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236.62 Original
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242.2 Transcription
March 12-April 21 (71)
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236.63 Original
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242.2 Transcription
April 21-May 21 (72)
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236.64 Original
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242.2 Transcription
May 21-June 23 (73)
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236.65 Original
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242.2 Transcription
June 23-Aug. 18 (74)
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236.66 Original
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242.2 Transcription
Aug. 18-Sept. 10 (75)
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236.67 Original
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242.2 Transcription
1917
Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
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239.4 Original
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242.3 Photocopy
1918
Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
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239.5 Original
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242.4 Transcription
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236.68 Nov.-Dec.
1919
Jan. 1-Dec. 31
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237.1 Original
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242.5 Transcription
1920
Jan. 1-Dec. 31
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239.6 "Agenda"
"Date Book"
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237.2 Original
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242.6 Transcription
1921
Jan. 1-Dec. 31
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239.7 Agenda
"Date Book"
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237.3 Original
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243.1 Transcription
1922
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239.8 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
Jan. 1-Jan. 7, 1923
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237.4 Original
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243.2 Transcription
1923
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239.9 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
Jan. 8-March 20
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237.5 Original
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243.3 Transcription
March 20-April 5
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237.5 Original
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243.3 Transcription
April 5-May 9
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237.5 Original
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243.3 Transcription
May 9-June 7
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237.5 Original
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243.3 Transcription
June 7-November 19
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237.5 Original
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243.3 Transcription
June 26-Aug. 24
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238.1 Original
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243.3 Transcription
Aug. 24-Sept. 7
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238.1 Original
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243.3 Transcription
Sept. 8-Sept. 17
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238.1 Original
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243.3 Transcription
Nov. 20-April 2, 1924
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238.1 Original
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243.3; 244.1 Transcription
1924
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239.10 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
April 2-July 4
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238.2 Original
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244.1 Transcription
July 4-Aug. 4
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238.2 Original
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244.1 Transcription
Aug. 4-Sept 6
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238.2 Original
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244.1 Transcription
1925
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239.11 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1926
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239.12 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1927
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239.13 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1928
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239.14 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1929
Jan. 1-Dec. 31
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239.15 Agenda
"Diary"
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238.3 Original
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244.2 Transcription
1930
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239.16 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
Jan. 1-Feb. 10
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238.4 Original
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244.3 Transcription
Feb. 11-May 1
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238.4 Original
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244.3 Transcription
May 2-Sept. 21
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238.4 Original
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244.3 Transcription
Sept. 21-May 11, 1931
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238.4 Original
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324.3-4 Transcription
1931
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239.17 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
May 11-Sept. 22
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238.5 Original
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244.4 Transcription
Sept. 22-Dec. 31
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238.5 Original
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244.4 Transcription
1932
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239.18 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
Jan. 1-July 15, 1933
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238.6 Original
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245.1-2 Transcription
1933
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239.19 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
July 15-May 3, 1934
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238.7 Original
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245.2 Transcription
1934
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239.20 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
May 3-June 30
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238.7 Original
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245.2 Transcription
July 1-Sept. 30
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238.7 Original
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245.2 Transcription
1935
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239.21 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1936
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240.1 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1937
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240.2 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1938
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240.3 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1939
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240.4 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1940
Box-Folder
240.5 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1941
Jan. 1-Dec. 31
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235.96 "Vide (presque)"
"Bon complet"
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235.95 Original
Box-Folder
245.3 Transcription
1942
Box-Folder
235.97 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
Jan. 1-March 31
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235.98 Original
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245.4 Transcription
April 1-June 30
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235.99 Original
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245.4 Transcription
July 1-Sept. 30
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235.100 Original
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245.4 Transcription
Oct. 1-Dec. 31
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235.101 Original
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245.4 Transcription
1943
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235.106 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
Jan. 1-March 31
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235.102 Original
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245.5 Transcription
April 1-June 30
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235.103 Original
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245.5 Transcription
July 1-Sept. 30
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235.104 Original
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245.5 Transcription
Oct. 1-Dec. 31
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235.105 Original
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245.5 Transcription
1944
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235.107 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
Jan. 1-March 31
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235.108 Original
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245.6 Transcription
April 1-June 30
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235.109 Original
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245.6 Transcription
July 1-Sept. 30
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235.110 Original
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245.6 Transcription
Oct. 1-Dec. 31
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235.111 Original
Box-Folder
245.6 Transcription
1945
Jan. 15-July 10
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235.112 Original
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245.7 Transcription
Box-Folder
235.113 July 21-Jan. 15, 1946
1946
Box-Folder
240.6 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
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235.114 Oct. 1-Nov. 25
1947
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240.7 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1948
Box-Folder
240.8 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1949
Box-Folder
240.9 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1950
Box-Folder
240.10 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1951
Box-Folder
240.11 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1952
Box-Folder
240.12 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1953
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240.13 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1954
Box-Folder
240.14 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1955
Box-Folder
240.15 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1956
Box-Folder
240.16 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1957
Box-Folder
240.17 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1958
Box-Folder
240.18 Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (agenda)
1959
Box-Folder
240.19 Jan. 1-April 7 (agenda)
Box-Folder
246-248 Original containers



 

Series IV. Personal and Legal Papers, ca. 1886-1959

Articles, exhibition catalogs, notebooks, notes, and correspondence are contained in this series, which comprises four subseries: Art, Autobiography, Usha Villas, and Personal Documents.
Various aspects of H.-P. Roché's art collection are documented in the Art subseries, although the art collection itself did not accompany the papers. This subseries contains notes, manuscripts, and published versions of articles written by Roché about art, artists, and art collecting, as well as inventories, records of sales, and exhibition catalogs. Some of the material, especially that contained in the Migraine/Tella folders—created during a sale of Garcia Tella's art owned by Roché to Michel Migraine—was generated by Denise Roché after her husband's death.
The documents contained in the Autobiography subseries represent a project that H.-P. Roché appears to have pursued for several years, perhaps in the hopes of eventually publishing his own autobiography. They include notes that span more than five decades, as well as very early journals.
The Usha Villas subseries comprises primarily building plans and legal documentation regarding real estate transactions. Documents relating to Roché's personal life, such as his passport, are located in the final subseries, Personal Documents.
Subseries A. Art, 1902-74
Articles
Box-Folder
249.1 A-O
Box-Folder
249.2 Adieu brave petite collection, 1958
Box-Folder
249.3 P-Z, untitled
Artists
Brancusi, financial documents from John Quinn purchase
Box-Folder
249.4 1926-36
Box-Folder
249.5 1952-58
Box-Folder
249.6 Braque, Georges
Box-Folder
249.7 "Souvenirs sur Georges Braque," 1955
Box-Folder
249.8 D-Q
Box-Folder
249.9 Dubuffet, Jean
Box-Folder
249.10 Duchamp, Marcel, "Duchamp's Glass--La mariée à nu par ses célibataire, même"
Box-Folder
250.1 Laurencin, Marie
Migraine / Tella dossier
Box-Folder
250.2 1960-73
Box-Folder
250.3 Original container
Box-Folder
250.4 Tella, Garcia
Box-Folder
250.5 Wols
Exhibition catalogs
Box-Folder
251.1 1951-57
Box-Folder
251.2 Wols
Box-Folder
251.3 Peintres et sculpteurs, notebook in Denise Roché's hand
Peintres / Inventaires, record books in Denise Roché's hand, 1956-58
Box-Folder
251.4 Number 1
Box-Folder
251.5 Number 2
Box-Folder
252.1 Number 3
Box-Folder
252.2 Number 4
Sales
Box-Folder
252.3 Records, 1948-74
Box-Folder
252.4 Original container
Box-Folder
252.5 Miscellaneous material regarding art and art collection
Subseries B. Autobiography, 1886-1959
Box-Folder
253.1 "Préoccupation de l'au-delà," notes, 1940-1958
Box-Folder
253.2 Early journals, 1886, 1898-99
Box-Folder
253.3 Journal entries and notes, 1902-7
Notes
Box-Folder
253.4 1902-29
Box-Folder
253.5 1940s
Box-Folder
253.6 1950s
Box-Folder
253.7 Miscellaneous material relating to autobiography
Subseries C. Usha Villas, 1932-38
Box-Folder
253.8 Legal documents
Box-Folder
os94 Building plans
Subseries D. Personal Documents
Box-Folder
234.1-10 Address books (10 small books), 1946, 1952, nd
Box-Folder
253.9 Passport and other official documents
Box-Folder
253.10 Obituaries and horoscope



 

Series V. Roché Family, 1886-1971

This series contains agendas, journals, correspondence, clippings, poems, manuscripts, printed material, medical, and legal records, financial statements, and miscellaneous material relating to H.-P. Roché's family. Clara Louise Roché, his mother, Denise Roché, his second wife, and Jean-Claude Roché, son of Denise and H.-P. Roché, are each documented in individual subseries.
The first subseries documents Roché's mother, Clara Louise Roché. Although H.-P. Roché refers to his mother as Klara, her birth certificate and signature use the spelling "Clara." Born Clara Louise Coquet, her material is a mixture of her own documents and pieces created by other family members as well. She kept letters written by her husband Pierre Roché that are included in this series. Additionally, this subseries contains correspondence between Henri-Pierre Roché and Madame Clara Coquet, Clara Roché's mother, as well as between Madame Coquet and Clara Roché. The correspondence includes letters from Helen Hessel and Germaine Bonnard, and the miscellaneous material contains fragments of notes and pencil drawings by H.-P. Roché.
The second subseries in the Roché Family series documents Roché's second wife Denise. This subseries contains clippings, drawings, and clothing patterns relating to children's fashions, probably dating from the 1940s or 1950s. The arrangement of the clothing patterns has not been disturbed. Financial documentation includes check stubs and a financial ledger, all of which date from after H.-P. Roché's death. Originally, these materials were housed together in the cardboard case that has been preserved, but the check stubs were moved to separate housing due to their irregular shape and size.
Subseries C contains materials relating to Roché's son Jean-Claude. Composed mainly of correspondence, including that from his godparents René Delange and his wife, this series also contains drawings, medical documents, scholastic reports, a diary, an X-ray, and other miscellaneous materials. An especially revealing piece is a typed report titled "NOTES sur la santé de Jean-Claude Roché" written about 1954 which chronicles most of Jean-Claude Roché's life through a discussion of his health conditions.
Subseries A. Clara Roché, 1886-1928
Works
Box-Folder
254.1 Daily agenda
Box-Folder
254.2 Journals (2), 1895
Box-Folder
254.3 Other works
Correspondence
Letters
Box-Folder
254.4 Coquet, Clara
Box-Folder
254.5 Roché, Henri Pierre, 1886-1928
Box-Folder
254.6 Unidentified
Recipient
Box-Folder
254.7 A-Z
Box-Folder
254.8 Roché, Henri Pierre, 1901-18
Box-Folder
254.9 Personal
Box-Folder
254.10 Printed material
Box-Folder
254.11 Third-party correspondence, 1900-9
Box-Folder
254.12 Third-party works
Subseries B. Denise Roché, 1953-71
Box-Folder
255.1 Book of quotations from various authors, nd
Correspondence
Box-Folder
255.2 Letters
Recipient
Box-Folder
255.3 A-Z
Box-Folder
255.4 Perdriat, Hélène
Box-Folder
255.5 Roché, Monique
Financial and legal records
Box-Folder
255.6 General
Box-Folder
256 Check stubs
Box-Folder
255.7 Medical records
Personal
Box-Folder
255.8 Address book
Box-Folder
255.9-10 Children's fashions; includes clippings, watercolor drawing, and patterns
Box-Folder
255.11 Pamphlets and material about art shows, 1964, 1970, 1978-79
Subseries C. Jean-Claude Roché, 1931-57
Correspondence
Letters
Box-Folder
257.1 A-Z
Box-Folder
257.2 Denise and Henri Pierre Roché, 1945-57
Box-Folder
257.3 Roché, Denise, 1941-55(6?)
Box-Folder
257.4 Roché, Henri Pierre, 1938-57
Recipient
Box-Folder
257.5 A-Z
Box-Folder
257.6 Delange, M. & Mme. René, 1943-51
Box-Folder
257.7 Laplace, Agnès, 1955
Box-Folder
257.8 Roché, Denise, 1945-52
Personal
Box-Folder
257.9 Medical papers, 1931-54
Box-Folder
257.10 Perigrinations, nd
Box-Folder
257.11 School reports and diary, 1934-39, 1944, 1949-52
Box-Folder
257.12 Miscellaneous, nd