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Marcel Schwob papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 662

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers and photographs relating to Marcel Schwob. Two of the items are birth certificates for Isaac Schwob, two of the items are portraits of Schwob, a certificate of marriage, and a publisher's agreement.


  • 1867-1900


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 Marcel Schwob papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mayer Andre Marcel Schwob (1857-1905) was a French writer. His work captures the Greco-Latin culture and the most scandalous characteristics of the Romantic Period.

Mayer Andre Marcel Schwob, French writer, was born in Chaville on 23 August 1867, died on 12 February 1905. He was the brother of Maurice Schwob and uncle of Claude Cahun (born Lucy Schwob). In 1884 he discovered Robert Louis Stevenson, who became one of his models, and whom he translated into French. He held a doctorate in classic philology and oriental languages. His work pictures the Greco-Latin culture and the most scandalous characteristics of the Romantic Period. His stories catch the macabre, sadistic and terrifying aspects in human beings and life. In 1900 he married the actress Marguerite Moreno, whom he had met in 1895. His health was rapidly deteriorating, and in 1901 he travelled to Samoa, like his hero Stevenson, in search of a cure. On his return to Paris he lived the life of a recluse until his death from syphilis in 1905.


5 items (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Marcel Schwob papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 30
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Language of description
Script of description
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