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Book of French songs

Ms. Coll. 1100

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Book of French songs
Date:
circa 1904-1914
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1100
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Language Note:
In French with on song written in English.
Abstract:
A volume of seventy handwritten French songs along with drawings spanning from circa 1904 to 1914.
Cite as:
Book of French songs, circa 1904-1914, Ms. Coll. 1100, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

A volume with graph paper leaves consisting of French songs along with drawings. Seventy songs handwritten in black, purple, and green ink about love, jealousy, sex, women, and soldiers. Almost every page in the volume has a drawing in inks and colored pencil. The drawings are of women in various states of dress or undress, soldiers, and some scenes with men and women. The predominant hues of the illustrations consist of bright pinks and blues. There is one fabric swatch laid in the volume. There are names, possibly of former owners, written on the verso of the last leaf in the volume: Mr. Zephyrine Chabre and Henry Esmieu.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  November 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Rulon-Miller Books (St. Paul, Minnesota), 2015.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Drawings (visual works)
  • Manuscripts, French--20th century
  • Songs (documents)
Personal Name(s)
  • Chabre, Zephyrin Irene, 1883-1974
  • Esimeu, Henry
  • Esmieu, Gabrielle Chabre
Subject(s)
  • Songs, French
  • Songs--Texts

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Book of French songs, circa 1904-1914. 1 volume.

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