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Papers of Giles Barber relating to Candide, ou L'Optimisme and other works by Voltaire, 1959-2007 and n.d. [c.1978-2007]

MS. 9101/41

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  1. proof of a review by Barber of I.O. Wade, Voltaire and Candide: A Study in the Fusion of History, Art and Philosophy (Princeton University Press, 1959), 14 Nov 1960, later published in The Library [journal of the Bibliographical Society], Volume s5-XVI, Issue 1, Mar 1961 (Oxford University Press, 1961), and related papers, 1959-1973
  2. Notes for, and texts of, talks and lectures on Voltaire, comprising papers relating to 'Some early English editions of Voltaire', [published in British Library Journal, 4 (1978), n.d. [c.1978]; 'Voltaire’s Candide: publishing a controversial masterpiece', [1978]; 'Bonjour Monsieur Morize, or Candid recollections on the history of Voltairian scholarship', marked 'article projected', n.d. [c.1980]; 'Voltaire, Candide etc., A Level lecture', n.d. [c.1980]; 'Which Candide? Whose Candide? Reading the book Voltaire wrote and published', 1997, [1978]-1997 and n.d. [c.1978-1980]
  3. 'Notes on B[ritish] L[ibrary] Voltaires', notebook and photographs used in the above article in British Library Journal, 4, (1978), n.d. [c.1978]
  4. 'Mervaud, Voltaire dans les encyclopédies', correspondence and papers relating to the writing by Barber of an article for the Voltaire Foundation, [published as 'Voltaire et Oxford: une esquisse rapide d’un intérêt vieux de deux siècles', in M. Delon et Catriona Seth eds., Hommage à Christiane Mervaud (Oxford: The Voltaire Foundation, 2000)], 1997-1998 and n.d. [c.1997-1998]
  5. 'Presses Privées Versailles', notes on editions and copies of Voltaire's Précis de L'Ecclésiaste En Vers Et Du Cantique Des Cantiques (Paris, 1759) [written for Madame de Pompadour?] and photocopies of articles from Versalia, Revue de la Société des Amis de Versailles, No. 8, 2005, 2007 and n.d. [c.2007]


  • 1959-2007 and n.d. [c.1978-2007]


1 box (5 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 9101/41

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