Lot n° 60
100 - 150
DU CAMP Maxime (1822-1894) [AF 1880, 33e f].
2 L.A.S., 1889-1890, [to Paul THUREAU-DANGIN ?]; 3 and 1 pages in-8 on blue paper.
About the French Academy.
Baden-Baden November 4, 1889. He is not very skilled in matters of electoral councils. "I had very high hopes when you presented yourself on the chair of LABICHE; my disappointment was strong. [...] The competitors are numerous [...] Zola, Brunetière, Bergerat, H. Becque, Bardoux, Bornier, Sarcey, Theuriet; that is a lot of people, this mass of candidates does not seem to me to be formidable, I can hardly see that Theuriet, on whose name the game of the election was played, Meilhac, can have any chances. As for Lavisse, I have no idea what he intends to do"... If the Duke of Aumale takes his candidacy in hand, he will have a serious chance of success... Paris, December 11, 1890. He gives this result: "The admiral and Marmier voted firmly; the 13th vote of the second round is that of Camille Doucet"...
We join 2 L.A.S. to the marquis of Flers, October-December 1879.
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