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Wyse family papers

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Manuscripts and notebooks

Books, pamphlets, and broadsides

Correspondence

Photographs



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Wyse family papers, 1816 - circa 1942 | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Wyse family papers, 1816 - circa 1942Add to your cart.

ID: 01/01/MSS00073

Primary Creator: Wyse, William Charles Bonaparte (1826-1892)

Other Creators: Wyse, Nellie Bonaparte, Wyse, Thomas, Sir (1791-1862)

Extent: 13.3 Cubic Feet

Arrangement:

This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Manuscripts and notebooks

Series 2: Books, pamphlets, and broadsides

Series 3: Correspondence

Series 4: Photographs

Items that are not listed in the contents of a particular box are shelved in UL6S, pending a move to reunite them with the rest of the Wyse collection.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1965

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The archives of the Wyse family, a prominent Irish literary family of Waterford, Ireland, contain diaries and journals, unpublished literary works, account and letter-books, as well as published volumes and photographs. There is a great deal of literary material, ranging from the poetry, travel accounts, and other papers of Sir Thomas Wyse, a politician and diplomat of the early nineteenth century, to the mid-twentieth century verse of his great-granddaughter, Nellie Bonaparte Wyse.

The most important figure in the collection is Sir Thomas's son, William Charles Bonaparte Wyse, who played an important part in the Provencal literary movement known as the Felibrige. In the collection are many manuscripts with much unpublished poetry, diaries containing copies of correspondence with English, French, Provencal and Catalan writers and accounts of talks with them, scrapbooks with autograph letters from various literary figures, accounts of his reading, with critical remarks, catalogs of his personal library, photograph albums with signed pictures of Provencal and Catalan authors, many with original verse, and letters, as well as his published works, most of which are extremely rare and hard to find.

Correspondents of William Wyse include other writers such as George Meredith, Edmund Gosse, Stephane Mallarme, and the Irish poet Aubrey de Vere, as well as his intimates of many years, Frederic Mistral, Joseph Roumanille, Donnadieu and other felibres of the revival of Provencal poetry in the nineteenth century. His papers provide numerous insights into a movement which has had a major influence upon modern poetry in the English language.

Biographical Note

Son of Sir Thomas Wyse of Ireland, William Charles Bonaparte Wyse became one of the guiding spirits of the Provencal literary movement known as Felibrige.  After Mistral and Aubanel, he can be rated as one of the half-dozen most important poets among the some two hundred writers engaged in this movement, and as one of the most creative in his use of form and symbolism.

He was for many years an intimate of Mistral, Roumanille, Donnadieu, and other felibres of the revival of Provencal poetry in the nineteenth century.

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions:

The RBML reproductions policies can be found here:

http://www.library.illinois.edu/rbx/ReproductionServices.htm

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would damage materials or involve violation of copyright law.

Acquisition Method: Purchased in 1965.

Processing Information: https://wiki.cites.uiuc.edu/wiki/display/librare/Home


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 4: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 156: Photograph album. VII, 188-Add to your cart.

Photograph album.

Language: English.

Creator: Wyse, William Charles Bonaparte.
Physical Description: 17 photographs
Processing Information: Date Inputted: 2004/04/06
Item 176: L.W. Bonaparte-Wyse. August, 1897. I.[Photograph album], 1897-1900Add to your cart.

Photograph album.

Location: Waterford, etc

Language: English.

Creator: Wyse, Lucien William Bonaparte.
Physical Description: 250+ phographs, ann.
Processing Information: Date Inputted: 2004/04/12
Item 178: L.W. Bonaparte-Wyse. September, 1900. IIPhotograph album], 1900-1902Add to your cart.

Photograph album.

Location: England

Language: English.

Creator: Wyse, Lucien William Bonaparte.
Physical Description: 100+ photographs, ann.
Processing Information: Date Inputted: 2004/04/12
Item 208: Photograph albumAdd to your cart.

Photograph album.

Language: English.

Creator: Wyse family.
Physical Description: 22 photographs
Processing Information: Date Inputted: 2004/04/12
Item 209: Photograph albumAdd to your cart.

Photograph album.

Language: English.

Creator: Wyse, Ellen Linzee Bonaparte.
Physical Description: 89 photographs, ann.
Processing Information: Date Inputted: 2004/04/12
Item 210: Photograph album. VIAdd to your cart.

Photograph album.

Language: English.

Creator: Wyse, William Charles Bonaparte.
Physical Description: 30 photographs
Processing Information: Date Inputted: 2004/04/12
Item 211: Miscellaneous photographsAdd to your cart.

Photograph album.

Ellen and Lionel Wyse, friends, etc.

Language: English.

Processing Information: Date Inputted: 2004/04/12

Library Notes: Photos mixed up.

Creator: Wyse family.
Physical Description: 12 photographs
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 213-1f: PhotographAdd to your cart.

Photograph.

Language: English.

Processing Information: Date Inputted: 2004/04/13

Library Notes: Number not yet written on item.

Physical Description: 1 photograph, +env.
Item 213-2i: PhotographAdd to your cart.

Photograph.

Location: [London]

Language: English.

Creator: Wallace Heaton Ltd.
Physical Description: 1 photographic postcard(?)
Processing Information: Date Inputted: 2004/04/13
Item 213-2n: PhotographAdd to your cart.

Photograph.

Photograph of the corner of a room or gallery, showing portraits and plant studies hanging on a wall and a podium.

Language: English.

Processing Information: Date Inputted: 2004/04/13

Library Notes: number not yet written on back

Physical Description: 1 photograph
Item 73: Photograph Album II], 1865-1879Add to your cart.

Photograph album, ann.

An astonishing collection of 85 Provencal and Catalan poets, Mistral, Roumanille, Mathieu, Tavan, Gras, Gros, Savinien, etc. Almost all are autograph presentation and some have, as well, short poems.

Location: France and Spain

Language: English.

Creator: Wyse, William Charles Bonaparte.
Physical Description: 85 photographs
Processing Information: Date Inputted: 2004/04/06
Item 103: Photograph album], 187-Add to your cart.

Photograph album.

38 photographs many of Provencal poets, their wives and children, together with friends and relatives of WCBW and his wife.

Language: English.

Creator: Wyse, William Charles Bonaparte.
Physical Description: 38 photographs
Processing Information: Date Inputted: 2004/04/06

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