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Acton Griscom collection of Jeanne d'Arc manuscripts, 1400-1943

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 4078949 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Griscom, Acton, 1891-1961 ; France, Anatole, 1844-1924 ; Southey, Robert, 1774-1843 ; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 ; Manning, Henry Edward, 1808-1892 ; Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912 ; Bullitt, William C (William Christian), 1891-1967 ; Endore, S. Guy, 1901-1970 ; Maurras, Charles, 1868-1952 ; Mahaffey, Pearl ; Barrett, W. P. (Wilfred Phillips), 1906- ; Jones, Thomas ; Voice of America (Organization)
Title Acton Griscom collection of Jeanne d'Arc manuscripts, 1400-1943
Physical Description 32 Volumes (32 volumes)
Language(s) English , French .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/26_J-KAI_12.pdf

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



This is a heterogeneous collection of manuscript typescript material which relates to Joan of Arc. The material ranges in date and character from a 15th-century manuscript, CHRONIQUE DES ROIS CHARLES VI ET VII par Gilles Le Bouvier, on 241 paper leaves, which contains a long account of the life and exploits of Joan, to the 12 page typescript of Ambassador William C. Bullitt's address, LE FETE DE JEANNE D'ARC A PHILADELPHIA, broadcast on the Voice of America, May 9, 1943. The collection includes a number of manuscripts and typescripts of literary and scholarly works on Joan of Arc by Guy Endore, Andrew Lang, Charles Maurras, Pearl Mahaffey, Wilfred P. Barrett, Thomas Jones, and others. There are also letters from scholars and writers on the subject including Anatole France, Robert Southey, Samuel L. Clemens, Cardinal Manning, and Andrew Land. There are also a few original documents contemporary to and relating to Joan and her associates. Six such documents are bound into Gabrial Hanotaux's JEANNE D'ARC, Paris Hachette, 1911, as extra-illustrations.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Griscom, Acton. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1920. Accession number--M-20.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

The material is all cataloged in the Griscom Jeanne d'Arc Collection (from J1/A68 to J7/B87, interfiled with the collection of printed books), but some of the cataloging is rather inadequate. There is a more complete list which describes each item in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Charles, King of France, VI, 1368-1422 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Charles, King of France, VII, 1403-1461 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Christian women saints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
France -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
France -- History -- 15th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
France -- Religious life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID