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Manuscript notes of Léon Dorez

Call Number: MS 5


Research notes of Léon Dorez (1864-1922), French scholar and librarian who specialized in the Italian humanists, with offprints of his published articles.


  • [late 19th-early 20th centuries]


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Léon Dorez

Léon Dorez was born July 17, 1864 in Villemaur-sur-Vanne, France. He studied at the Ecole nationale des chartes and held a career at the Bibliotheque nationale in Paris, where he resided for much of his adult life. Dorez's primary interests were in the Italian humanists and Renaissance literature. Dorez died in Paris January 25, 1922.


2.5 Linear Feet (5 document cases)

Physical Location

MS 5

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Likely acquired at the same time as Dorez's library via purchase, 1957.

Separated Materials

Kenneth Spencer Research Library's Special Collections purchased 1000 books from Leon Dorez's personal library in 1957. These volumes have been cataloged as part of the Summerfield Collection of Renaissance and Early Modern Books.

Guide to the Léon Dorez Collection
Manuscript notes of Léon Dorez
Finding aid prepared by sa, May 1963. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2018.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Manuscript notes of Léon Dorez, MS 5, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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