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Stuart Oliver Henry collection of French literary autographs

Call Number: MS 144


A collection of letters and autographs of French literary figures, along with a scrapbook of notices and reviews regarding publications by Stuart Oliver Henry particularly related to his works on Paris, France and famous Parisians.


  • Creation: 1892 - 1944


Language of Materials

French; English

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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


.5 Linear Feet (1 document case of approximately 130 items + 1 volume) ; Volume is 32 cm tall.

Physical Location

MS 144

Physical Location

MS E280

Custodial History

The collection was exhibited at the University of Kansas Libraries and then presented by Mr. Henry in 1944. Custody of the collection then passed to the KU French Department, and thence by stages back to the library. Some items were placed in the Department of Special Collections before 1971 and given preliminary identification as MS P141. In 1976, the remainder of the collection was placed in the department and all portions were combined into the present MS 144.

The scrapbook volume located at MS E280 was donated to Watson Library in or prior to 1949. University Archives transferred the volume to Special Collections in 2019 so that it could be kept with the collection housed at MS 144.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Stuart Oliver Henry, 1944.

Related Materials

Personal papers of Stuart O. Henry, PP 193, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Processing Information

Some materials formerly located at MS P141.

Guide to the Stuart Oliver Henry Collection
Stuart Oliver Henry collection of French literary autographs
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1976. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2019.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Stuart Oliver Henry collection of French literary autographs, MS 144, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

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