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Among the most significant are 16 letters by Edouard Detaille, revealing details of his private and public activities; some of Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier's letters reflecting his continued fight against his detractors; the comments of Louis Emile Dardoize to his biographer; a letter written by Louis Etienne Waltelet while he was sketching the Echelles de Savoye; and 3 letters of David d'Angers revealing details of his professional life. The correspondence of artists of other nationalities includes the following: Mathilde Ade sends samples of bookplates, with a note on which her photograph is printed; Sigmund Lipinski wants to send bookplate samples, but sends the prices first. Otto Heyden describes his trip across Italy. Paul Tetar van Elven is in Italy, hoping to obtain an important commission. An unidentified Spanish painter describes the artistic life in Madrid and the frustrating behavior of the exhibition juries. The other 9 items in this unidentified group are about various personal matters.
A French document written on parchment and dated Bayonne, 1719 Nov. 27, is also included in the collection. It is a receipt signed by Guy René de la Chevallerie de la Motte for 116 livres, received as payment for two months of his appointment as "ingénieur ordinaire du roy" in the ongoing war.
- Clairin, Georges, -- 1843-1919 -- Correspondence.
- Clésinger, Jean-Baptiste, -- 1814-1883 -- Correspondence.
- Cazin, Jean-Charles, -- 1841-1901 -- Correspondence.
- David d'Angers, Pierre-Jean, -- 1788-1856 -- Correspondence.
- Detaille, Edouard, -- 1848-1912 -- Correspondence.
- Gérôme, Jean Léon, -- 1824-1904 -- Correspondence.
- Gudin, Jean-Antoine Théodore, -- 1802-1880 -- Correspondence.
- Meissonier, Jean Louis Ernest, -- 1815-1891 -- Correspondence.
- Monnier, Henry, -- 1799-1877 -- Correspondence.
- Artists -- France -- Correspondence.
- Artists -- Europe -- Correspondence.