Marcel Proust Collection

Collection Summary

Title: Marcel Proust Collection
Call Number: MS 94-11
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Purchased from Sotheby's of London and Christie, Manson and Woods
Processed By: AG, 5-1994; JEF, 11-13-1998; MN, 11-26-2013
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Content Note

The Marcel Proust Collection contains five letters written by persons who served as models for characters in À la recherche du temps perdu: Robert de Montesquiou (Charlus); Sarah Bernhardt (also known as Rejane and La Berma); le Duc de Guiche (Saint Loup); and Dr. Dieulafoy (Dr. Cottard), with an additional letter by Jacques de Lacratelle. There is also one autographed letter in longhand addressed to “Chère Madame.” A typewritten copy of this letter is included. It was published in Lettres à Madame C.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 FF 1-6 Letters Received. Letters to Proust from several persons who served as models for characters in À la recherche du temps perdu.
Series 2 Box 1 FF 7 Letter Sent. Proust’s letter to “Chère Madame,” published in Lettres à Madame C.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Letters Received

Box 1 FF 1 Robert de Montesquiou, n.d.
Box 1 FF 2 Sarah Bernhardt (La Berma), 1892 (?)
Box 1 FF 3 Rejane (La Berma), n.d.
Box 1 FF 4 Le Duc de Guiche (Saint Loup), n.d.
Box 1 FF 5 Dr. Dieulafoy (Dr. Cottard), 10-26-1906
Box 1 FF 6 Jacques de Lacratelle, Paris, 10-3 of unknown year.

Series 2 ‒ Letter Sent

Box 1 FF 7 "Chère Madame," n.d.