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Correspondence and papers of Giles Barber relating to French publications of the 16th to 19th centuries, 1969-2012 and n.d. [c.1990-2007]

MS. 9101/63

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  1. 'Dulaurens', correspondence and papers relating to Henri Joseph Du Lauren’s Le Compère Matthieu (London, 1766), 1969-1973
  2. 'Ordre du Saint Esprit', papers concerning publications relating to l'Ordre du Saint Esprit, [a chivalric order established in 1578 by Henri III of France], 1972-2010 and n.d. [c.1990]
  3. 'Bilboquet', correspondence and papers relating to descriptions of 'bilboquet', a traditional cup and ball game, and Pierre de Marivaux’s Le Bilboquet (1714), 1988-2001 and n.d. [c.1994]. Barber had a large collection of these cups and balls, which he donated to Oxford University's Pitt Rivers Museum (information from Dr. Lisa Barber).
  4. 'Calendrier des Bergers', papers relating to editions of the 16th century Le Grand Calendrier et Compost des Bergers, [translated into English in 1518 as Kalendar and Compost of Shepherds], including extracts from sale catalogues describing copies of the work and a photocopy of an edition apparently held by Bibliothèque Publique Valenciennes, n.d. [c.1990]
  5. 'Leutbrewer', correspondence and notes relating to Christophe Leutbrewer's La Confession Coupée, ou, La Méthode Facile pour se Préparer aux Confessions Particuliere et Générales, published under the above and other titles between 1655 and 1751, 1998 and n.d. [c.1998]
  6. 'Coras / Martin Guerre', photocopies of the title page of Arrest Memorable du Parlement de Tholose by Jean de Coras, [the trial judge in the case of Martin Guerre], [1572], and related papers, 2002
  7. 'M[ada]me Bruno, Tour de France par 2 enfants', papers and notes relating to G. Bruno [Augustine Fouillée], Le Tour de la France par deux enfants (1877) and later editions, possibly in preparation for an article, 'Education et Sentiment National: Le Tour de la France par deux enfants', 2007 and n.d. [c.2007]
  8. 'Voyages pittoresques', correspondence, notes and a draft relating to Taylor, Nodier and de Cailleux, Voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l'ancienne France (1820-1878), its authors, and later editions, partly arranged in sections as follows: 'V[oyages] P[ittoresques] Ed[ition]s / Contents'; 'V[oyages] P[ittoresques] Languedoc Gen[eral]'; 'Frames'; 'Biographies, sources'; 'Bibliogr[aphy] / Corres[pondence]', 2009-2012


  • 1969-2012 and n.d. [c.1990-2007]


1 box (8 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 9101/63

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom