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K.G. Millward Collection

100 items.

The collection, donated by K.G. Millward in 1971, includes some sixty volumes by and about Joséphin Aimé Péladan (1859–1918), the playwright and novelist, who in the late 1880s became associated with a revival of Rosicrucianism. Among these items are copies of Péladan’s first novel, Le Vice Suprême, and fifteen volumes from the La Décadence Latine series.

In addition there are thirty-four autograph letters, as yet uncatalogued, from Péladan to Henry Bauquier, editor of Le Petit Méridional, dated 1903 to 1913.

The correspondence concerns Bauquier’s articles on Péladan and the staging at Nîmes in 1904 of Péladan’s most successful play, Sémiramis.

Finding aids

Recorded in general printed-book catalogue; separate typescript list.


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Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library

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