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MacDonald Critchley: Collections on Cora Pearl and Medical history of Napoleon III

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8569

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, notes, articles, newscuttings and photographs compiled by Macdonald Critchley relating to Cora Pearl and the medical history of Napoleon III. Cora Pearl (1835 ?-1886) was a courtesan during the Second Empire in France. Her real name was Emma Elizabeth Crouch. Napoleon III (1808-1873) was Emperor of France, 1852-1870.


  • Creation: 1950


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Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 collection (Circa)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Dr J.P.T. Bury, 1983.

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Repository Details

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