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K. G. Millward Collection

Number of items: 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. Copies of many of Péladan’s novels are available, some in first editions.

In addition there are thirty-four autograph letters, as yet uncatalogued, from Péladan to Henry Bauquier (1873-1952), editor of Le Petit Méridional, dated from 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.

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