Date Published: 1908 to 1913
Binding: No binding
Étienne Émile Marie Boutroux was an eminent 19th century French philosopher of science and religion, and an historian of philosophy. He was a professor of history of modern philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris, and an elected a member of Academy of the Moral and Political Sciences in 1898. In 1902 he became Director of the Thiers Foundation, a residence for France's brightest students. The author of more than 20 books on Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, Fichte, and William James, he was a firm opponent of materialism in science and maintained that religion and science are compatible.
This collection consists of 18 Boutroux autographed letters signed (ALS) all written in French and dating from 1908 to 1913.
18 Boutroux autographed letters signed (ALS):
• 10 ALS and a signed card to Fernand Mazade, editor of the magazine, Les Documents du Progrès, discussing various subjects such as sleep, fear, trees, happiness, sport, etc. 22 May? 1908; 21 January 1909; 6 December 1909; 3 January 1912; 3 March 1912; 4 June 1912; 21 June 1912; 26 November 1912; 21 June 1913; and 26 June 1913; signed business card with undated reply to an inquiry.
• ALS addressed Cher Docteur, 26 February 1899, asking his correspondent to meet him for a consultation on Saturday.
• ALS addressed Mon cher collègue, 4 December 1902, telling his colleague that he did not oppose his nomination, the decision was that of university review and the minister (l’Université de Revues & au Ministère), thinks highly of the person’s thesis and expresses his regret that he was unable to give it support. Slight tear on right side, a couple of pin holes.
• 6 ALS addressed Cher Monsieur, recovering from the flu, seeing his correspondent in Paris, meeting on Friday, has received a letter from E. Picard, sending convocations, staying with his wife at the Hotel Bernina in St. Moritz, and the work of his foundation. 17 April 1908 (2 pp.), 1 July 1912, 11 March 1913, 2 May 1913, 22 August 1913 (2 pp.), and 7 September? 1913.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.