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ALEXANDRE, Charles-Émile (Morlaix 1821-1890),...

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ALEXANDRE, Charles-Émile (Morlaix 1821-1890), poet and politician, Lamartine's private secretary from 1849 to 1869, then Member of Parliament for Saône-et-Loire (1871-1875). Important set of archives: - Brittany: 2 prints on the 1848 elections (including his profession of faith, Morlaix 1848), 3 L.A.S. to his father (Morlaix & Lucerne, 1841 - 1865, 12 pp. in-8). Printed concerning the affairs of his father, a trader in Morlaix, about the armament race of the privateer Le Specéculateur (16 pp. in-4) + manuscript (draft) of 7 pp. in-folio relating to this affair taking the example of the capture of the English ship The Little Arthur by a privateer from Dieppe, naval file relating to Eugène Alexandre, Charles' brother (manuscript of 7 pp. in-folio on his campaigns, 3 letters from Admiral Brindejonc (Martinique, Brest, etc.), Eugène's letter to his father), sales contracts, etc. - Manuscripts and letters on his political activity in Saône-et-Loire: speech given after his victory "you have done me a great honour and imposed a great duty on me []". 2 mss autographs "Souvenirs de l'assemblée Nationale à Bordeaux" and "Souvenirs de l'assemblée nationale 1872" (6 pp. in-4), 3 long political letters, (1879, after a session at the municipal council of Macon, etc.), 11 pp. in-8 + an interesting letter received in Montceau after the coup d'état (11 Dec. 1851). - Very important collection of poems, sketches, fragments (267 pp. in-4), on Beethoven, Chateaubriand, poems dedicated to "Fanny" [de Lamartine], etc., (267 pp. in-4). - 2 A.S. manuscripts of a eulogy of General Adolphe Le Flô (Breton like him) + fragments, 34 pp. in-4 + portrait. - Important set of manuscripts on Edgar Quinet, Lacretelle, "Notice sur J.M. Dargaud", Jean Aicard, a drawing of Parmesan, Alfred de Vigny, etc. + copy of letters and diary of Jean de Kersaint (44 pp. in-folio) + copy of Lamartine's thoughts on Ch. Alexandre: "I have the happiness to have Alexandre who is a

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