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W. G. C. Byvanck papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3847

Scope and Contents

Contains a bound paper photocopy of Byvanck's notes from interviews with impressionist artists in preparation for the book Un Hollandais a Paris en 1891. The impressionists he wrote about include artists such as: Aristide Bruant, Jean Moreas, Ernet Raynaud, Paul Verlaine, Leon Cahun, Claude Monet, Jules Renard, and Maurice Barres. The manuscript was sent to Marcel Schwob (1867-1905), who wrote corrections in the margins. The original is lost.


  • 1891


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from W. G. C. Byvanck papers, must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

W.G.C. Byvanck (1848-1925) was a Dutch librarian and writer.

W.G.C. Byvanck was a Dutch librarian and writer. He was born in Amsterdam on November 10, 1848. He married Clara Byvancks Cramerus and had two sons and a daughter. He studied at the Hague and Leiden gaining his PhD in 1879. In April 1895 Byvanck was appointed director of the Royal Library and was editor of a magazine entitled "De Gids" ("The Guide"). He died December 6, 1925.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Custodial History

This collection was donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in 1980 by John Green.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; John Green; 1980.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information

Processed; Melissa Cowles and John Murphy; April 2007.

Register of W. G. C. Byvanck papers
Melissa Cowles and John Murphy
2007 April
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States