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Pierre Bayle Letters, 1670-1706

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Ms Coll\Bayle
Bib ID 4079059 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bayle, Pierre, 1647-1706 ; Gerig, John L. (John Lawrence), 1878-1957
Title Pierre Bayle Letters, 1670-1706
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (152 items in box)
Language(s) French .

This collection is located on-site.






Most of the letters were written by Bayle to members of his family. Many of the letters are quite lengthy. Approximately 20 of these letters have been published by Professor John L. Gerig of Columbia University. In addition to the letters there is a list of Bayle's writings with the dates of early editions, and a list of manuscripts which were found after Bayle's death.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Readers must use microfilm of letters. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Related Materials

For an index to all of Bayle's correspondence see: Elizabeth Labrousse. INVENTAIRE CRITIQUE DE LA CORRESPONDENCE DE PIERRE BAYLE. Paris, Libraire Philosophique J. Vrin, 1961


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Alternate Form Available

Microfilm available.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Stechert. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1906. Accession number--M-06.

Bayle letter of 30 May 1689: Source of acquisition--Coover, Chris. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--12/--/92. Accession number--M-92-12.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/03/89.

Bayle letter of 30 May 1689 Cataloged HR 08/12/93.

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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"CUL Collections:"
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Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists (document genres) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Bayle, Jacob, 1644-1685 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bayle, Jean, 1609-1685 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bayle, Jeanne de Bruguière, d1675 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bayle, Joseph, 1656-1684 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bruguière, Gaston de Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ménage, Gilles, 1613-1692 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Minutoli, Vincent, 1639-1709 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Naudis, Jean Bruguière de Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophers, French Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pinsson de Riolles, François Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

French philosopher and man of letters.