Haussonville, Paul-Gabriel, comte d', French author and politician (1809-1884). 9 autograph letters signed.

[Paris, ca. 1910].

8vo. and oblong 12mo. Altogether 20 pp.


Correspondence with a fellow member of the Académie des sciences morales et politiques, very likely the perpetual secretary Alfred de Foville, concerning Haussonville's functions within the academy and announcing absences. Two letters can be dated to 1910 based on their content, suggesting that the entire correspondence might be dated to that year. One of the datable letters is particularly interesting as Haussonville informs his correspondent of the jury's decision to award the Prix Tanesse, an extant triannual prize for the amelioration of the condition of women, to the Lyonnaise social catholic women's union organizer Marie-Louise Rochebillard (1860-1960): "Je suis chargé par la commission du prix Tanesse de proposer à l'Académie pour le prix Mad.elle Rochebillard, la fondatrice des Syndicats Lyonnais [...]".

In the second datable letter, Haussonville excuses himself for a session of the academy as he was preparing an "homage at the academy" for the second volume of the "Discours du duc de Broglie. Volume II. Enseignement public"; a collection of essays on education policy by Haussonville's late uncle Abert de Broglie (1821-1901) that was published in 1910 by his cousin François-Marie-Albert de Broglie.

Seven letters on stationery with printed address. Well preserved.

Provenance: Foville collection.

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