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Collection Level Description: Papers and Letters of French Booksellers and Bibliographers

Reference: MSS. French c. 31-3
Title: Papers and Letters of French Booksellers and Bibliographers
Dates of Creation: 17th-19th cent.
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Nyon family, Treutell & Würtz, Étienne Gabriel Peignot; and other French, German, Italian and English writers and booksellers.

Language of Material: French

Administrative/Biographical History

The Nyon family were booksellers in Paris; Treutell & Würtz were also booksellers.

Étienne Gabriel Peignot was born at Arc-en-Barrois on the 15th of May, 1767. Originally a bookseller he later became librarian at Dijon. Peignot died in 1849.

Scope and Content

The papers and letters of French booksellers and bibliographers, including those of the Nyon family (papers cover 1786-1820), Treutell & Würtz (papers cover 1813-43), and Étienne Gabriel Peignot (papers cover 1804-53). There is also an arrangement of papers of miscellaneous French, German, Italian and English writers and booksellers (17th-19th century).

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library c. 1939.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 47187-9.

Access Points

Booksellers and bookselling | France


Johnson | John de Monins | 1882-1956 | Egyptologist

Peignot | Etienne Gabriel | 1767-1849 | bookseller, bibliographer and scholar

Nyon | family | booksellers | Paris

Treutell & Wurtz | booksellers

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