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Paul Claudel: Letters to Audrey Parr

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9591

Scope and Contents

With poems, articles and related items.


  • Creation: 1917-1953 (and undated)


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1 collection (paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in January 2001 by Mrs Laetitia Mary Jack, granddaughter of Audrey Parr.


Most of the letters and several of the verses were edited and annotated by Michel Lioure and published in 'Lettres de Paul Claudel à élisabeth Sainte-Marie Perrin et à Audrey Parr' (Cahiers Paul Claudel, 13, 1990). A letter and a postcard, MSS Add.9591/70 and 109, were not published by Lioure. He misdated MS Add.9591/129 as 25 June 1937, whereas its true date is 25 June 1939: its recipient is addressed as Colville rather than Parr, and the issue of the New Statesman referred to is that with Audrey Colville's translation 'The Song of the Rhône' (The New Statesman and Nation, Vol. XVII, No. 434, new series, 17 June 1939, p. 932).
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