Date Published: 1866 to 1904
Binding: No binding
Aimé Giron was a French lawyer, editor, journalist, children’s author, and poet. One of the most prolific writers of his time, he began his literary career by publishing poems that appeared in La Revue de Paris. In 1863, he published Le Sabot de Noël, which met with great success and was translated into several languages. During the War of 1870, he gave up his legal profession to defend the invaded territory. He moved to Bois-Colombes and became a collaborator at Le Figaro, Le Gaulois, and La France Illustrée. He was the father of the Egyptologist Noël Giron and the brother of the painter Léon Giron.
The collection contains 27 items dating from 1866 to 1904 specifically, 24 (25?) letters (22 letters to Giron, 2 written by him), 2 printed documents, and 1 manuscript in Giron’s hand. (50 pp. in total). All documents in French, except a letter in Italian and the associated printed documents. The collection is mainly literary in nature concerning Giron’s contributions to journals, his publications, and his participation and role in prominent organizations and events (for example, inviting Giron to the 500th anniversary marking Petrarch’s death in Padua).
1 Manuscript & 2 documents:
“Papiers et manuscrits”, ms., 4 pp. in Giron’s hand, n.d. but perhaps written towards the end of Giron’s life when he was considering what to do with his archives and library. A detailed account of the location of his archives and what they contain (his journalism, correspondence, etc.) and also about his library (Larousse, le magazine Tittoresque, le Bible, quelques dictionnaaires etc.).
• 2 ALS from the Librarie Ducrocq, Paris (Alf. Janay), 9 March 1866 and 27 April 1870.
• ALS from Sociéte des études historiques (Lois Lucas), 16 March 1872.
•ALS Matinées littéraires (M.H. Ballande), 4 May 1873.
• 2 ALS (one letter in French, the other in Italian) with 2 printed documents from the Municipio di Padova, il sidaco della città di Padova, Museo civico (Municipality of Padova, Italy, mayor of the city and civic museum), 20 October, 4 November, 9 December, and 11 December 1874.
• ALS from Sociéte des sciences, belles-lettres et arts de département de Tars-et-Garonne (Ennis Soleville), 1 June 1876.
• ALS (4 pp.) from Edgar Montbrun, 17 June 1876.
• ALS to from Revue de France (Sidoine Barraguey), 20 June 1876.
• ALS from Écho du Velay (Victor Gay), 1 July 1876.
• ALS from Ministère des finances, trésorerie générale de Loiret, 19 July 1876.
• ALS (4 pp.) from Narzale Jobert, curé de Courtaoult, Aube Abbé, 1 June 1879.
• ALS from J. Janicot (co-author with Giron of L'Établissement thermal Saint-Léger à Pougues), 2 July 1879.
• ALS (4 pp.) from Société des gens de lettres (H. Bayle), 2 October 1879.
• ALS from E. Dente, Librarire-Éditeur, 19 October 1879.
• ALS from Messager de Toulouse (Firmin Boisin), 23 December 1879.
• ALS (2 pp.) from L’Indépendant de l’Oise (Alexis Muenier), 17 March 1885.
• 2 ALS (4 pp.) from P. Ernest Paquis, 4 February 1889 and 14 March 1889.
• 2 ALS from Giron, 6 February 1889 and 17 March 1889 in reply.
• ALS from Réferendaire au Sceau de France (Jules Collas), 5 March 1889.
• ALS from Blériot & Gautier Éditeurs (Henri Gautier), 21 July 1889?
• ALS (4 pp.) from Le Passant (P. Ollendorff), [18?].
• ALS from Société française de fouilles archéologiguues (Emile Albert Solde Colvert), 20 March 1904.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.