This collection contains 36 letters to several correspondents, two photographs and one photomechanical portrait of the artist, newspaper clippings, and one letter from Adolph Menzel. The letters detail work in progress on commissions, exhibition plans, Gérôme's position in the Academie, personal engagements, atelier visits and reproduction of paintings. One letter (1862) mentions his attitude towards the Exposition de Londres, and another discusses certification of a painting arriving from the Borghese Gallery. The five letters addressed to Philbert Doré-Graslin concern Gérôme's difficulty in obtaining permission to copy his own work housed in the Musée de Nantes (1862-1863); one of these letters is from Gérôme's wife Marie Goupil. Other correspondents include Alexandre Cabanel (ca. 1889), the glass painter Léon Ottin (1884), the art dealer and print publisher Ernest Gambart (1860, 1865), the art dealer Knoedler (1883), and Charles-Ernest Beulé, archaeologist and perpetual secretary of the Ecole des Beaux Arts (ca. 1865).