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Jean Clarence Lambert Collection of Octavio Paz


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Lambert, Jean-Clarence

Jean Clarence Lambert is a French art critic, author, and translator. He had a longtime friendship with the Mexican poet and author Octavio Paz.

The collection consists of 122 letters (Spanish) by Octavio Paz to Lambert, 1952-1992; approx. a dozen photographs; and "Carnet Bleu" (French, "vers" 1951), Lambert's blue notebook containing his French translations of Paz's "Libertad Bajo Palabra," bearing some holograph annotations by Paz.

Purchased from Jean-Clarence Lambert in 2009 with funds provided by the Program in Latin American Studies (AM2009-106).

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This collection was processed by John Delaney in April 2009. Finding aid written by John Delaney in April 2009.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

"Carnet Bleu": "Libertad Bajo Palabra" French Translations of Paz's Work by Lambert, with Holograph Annotations by Paz, 1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence, 1952-1992. 25 folders.
Physical Description

25 folders

Faxes, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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