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Nadar autograph album


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Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, known as Nadar (1820 April 6 – 1910 March 20), was a photographer, caricaturist, writer, and balloonist. He was born to the printer and bookseller Victor Tournachon (1771 October 13 – 1837 August 8) and Thérèse Maillet in Paris, though some sources say he was born in Lyon. His younger brother, Adrien Alban Tournachon (1825 August 8 – 1903 January 24), was also a photographer. Nadar's parents did not marry until Nadar was six years old, setting the stage for what was at the time a comparatively liberal upbringing: his father was the first French printer to publish Giacomo Casanova's Histoire de ma vie, and Nadar grew up reading the works of Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, and Eugène Delacroix, all of whom he would later associate with as a successful photographer and bohemian.

Entering medical school in 1837, Nadar supported himself by writing articles and drawing caricatures for newspapers. Finding he had more talent (and made more money) at his side job, he dropped out of medical school and began working as a journalist and artist full time. He rapidly gained success for his articles about politics, theater, and art, as well as his hundreds of caricatures, and he fell in with the Parisian literary avant-garde, forging long-lasting friendships with such figures as Charles Baudelaire, Jules Verne, Théophile Gaultier, George Sand, and Gerard de Nerval. As was common in bohemian circles at the time, he took on a mononymous nickname: Tournadar, a play on his last name, which he later shortened to Nadar.

In 1854, Nadar married Ernestine Constance Lefebvre (1836 July 2 – 1909 January 27), with whom he had one child, Paul Tournachon (1856 February 6 – 1939 September 1). Around this time, Nadar opened a photography studio. He did so initially in order to support his younger brother, who was a struggling portrait painter, and who Nadar thought would have more success in the growing field of portrait photography. Adrien, however, found little success at first, and it was Nadar's own work that would explode as an immediate and massive hit. Nadar photographed his friends among the Parisian literati, as well as political and military figures with whom he had made connections as a journalist. He claimed the ability to identify and elicit his subject's inner character through his photography, and developed a style that became instantly recognizable throughout France: bathing his subject's face in light, positioning her or him in front of a simple background, encouraging natural poses and expressions, and his own patented process of fading out the edges of his photographs made Nadar's portraits extremely life-like, dynamic, and psychologically revealing at a time when most were stiff and one-dimensional.

Nadar quickly outgrew his first studio and moved into a four-story building on the Boulevard des Capucines in the heart of Paris. Ever the ostentatious self-promoter, Nadar painted the outside and inside of the building bright red and affixed his name in massive, gas-lit letters across its front. Here, he would pioneer the use of artificial lights and push the technical and creative boundaries of photography as an art form.

Fascinated by flight, Nadar was the first to successfully take aerial photographs, taking pictures of Paris and its environs from hot air balloons as early as 1858. With Jules Verne he founded The Society for the Promotion of Heavier than Air Travel in 1862. Nadar was also the first to take subterranean pictures, photographing the Paris Catacombs and the Paris sewers using his patented artificial lighting systems. In 1863, he commissioned the construction of Le Géant, then the largest balloon ever made: Le Géant was 12 stories tall and constructed of 22,000 yards of silk sewn by 200 seamstresses. The basket of this behemoth was fashioned to resemble a two-story cottage, and contained a galley, a lavatory, and a developing room for Nadar's photographs. Le Géant's second voyage ended in disaster, crashing and injuring all aboard, including Nadar himself, who suffered two broken legs. Undeterred from flying, Nadar organized the 1st Balloon Company during the Seige of Paris in 1870-1, which took reconnaissance photographs of enemy troop formations, dropped propaganda leaflets, and successfully completed the first international airmail delivery.

Later in life, Nadar became a patron of the Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, Engravers, Etc. and hosted artistic salons for the group at his studio—artists belonging to this avant-garde collective would later come to be known as the Impressionists. He also returned to writing, penning an autobiography at the age of 80 entitled Quand j'etais photograph [When I was a Photographer] (1900 [trans. 2015]). He died on March 23, 1910 and is buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

This album was kept by Nadar for sitters at his studio to sign. It is believed that the earliest entries represent celebrated figures who were sitting for sketches; but the bulk of the names contained in the album appear because the individuals were sitting for photographic portraits.

Over 400 names can be found in the album, and they comprise notables in the worlds of art, literature, music, dance, theater, and government. The majority of signatures are accompanied by examples of the artist's trade--such as a drawing, a poem, bars of music--or some greeting or observation. This list is arranged in alphabetical order; however, this list, created by Thomas Waldman, lists the sitters by leaf number within the volume.

Researchers should be aware that the handwriting of the signers of the album is often difficult to read, and that, for many, pseudonyms were frequently used. Whenever possible, given names and pseudonyms are included.

Transfer from Dental Medicine Library, University of Pennsylvania, 1985

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Sam Allingham (processed prior to 2013)
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2020 September 18
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About, Edmond (1828-1885), commentary, in French [leaf 130].
Achard, Louis Amédée Eugène (1814-1875), commentary, in French [leaf 17].
Alaux, Gustave d' (1816-1885), commentary, in French [leaf 36].
Alby, François Antoine [known as Ernest Alby] (1809-1868), poetic commentary, in French [leaf 95].
Alby, François Antoine [known as Ernest Alby] (1809-1868), commentary, in French [leaf 131].
Allonville, Armand François (1764-1853), commentary, in French [leaf 178].
Almbert, Alfred d' (1813-1887), commentary, in French [leaf 80].
Altaroche, Marie-Michel (1811-1884), two poems, in French [leaf 30].
Andrieu, Pierre (1821-1876), watercolor and pencil sketch of a man standing and holding a bayonet rifle, with a ghost image of the same man laying slain [leaf 22].
Arago, Etienne (1802-1892), commentary, in French [leaf 194].
Arban, Jean-Baptiste (1825-1899), fragment of music (with short note), three ink sketches depicting a soldier, and an unsigned note, in French [leaf 185].
Arlincourt, vicomte d' (Charles Victor Prévôt), (1789-1856), commentary, in French [leaf 8].
Arnoux, J. J., commentary, in French [leaf 106].
Asselineau, Charles (1820-1874), commentary, in French [leaf 4].
Aubryet, Xavier (1827-1880), commentary, in French [leaf 126].
Audouard, Olympe (1830-1890), commentary, in French [leaf 122].
Augeron, poetic inscription entitled, "Épître à mon ami le Curé de Ch.... sur la mort de sa servante," in French [leaf 90].
Augier, Emile, eight lines of verse, in French [leaf 127].
B. (initialed) commentary, in French [leaf 102].
Babinet, Jacques (1794-1872), commentary, in French [leaf 166].
Babou, Hippolyte (1824-1878), commentary, in French [leaf 53 (verso of 52)].
Bakunin, Mikhail Aleksandrovich (1814-1876), commentary, in French [leaf 161].
Banville, Théodore Faullain de (1823-1891), poem, in French [leaf 48].
Barbara, Charles (1817-1866), commentary, in French [leaf 73].
Bareste, Eugène (1814-1861), commentary, in French [leaf 66].
Barrièrre, Théodore (1825-1877), Vers à une dévoté, in French [leaf 6].
Barthet, Armand (1820-1874), verse commentary, in French [leaf 51].
Baschet, Armand (1829-1886), commentary, in French [leaf 45].
Bastide, Jules (1800-1879), commentary, in French [leaf 177].
Bastide, Jules (initialed) poetic commentary, in French [leaf 100].
Bataille, Charles (1831-1868), poem, in French [leaf 65b].
Battu, Léon (1827-1857), commentary, in French [leaf 13 and leaf 21].
Baudelaire, Charles (1821-1867), poem entitled, "Le Reniement de Saint Pierre," pubished in Revue de Paris and Les Fleurs du Mal, in French [leaf 25].
Baudrillart, Henri, commentary, in French [leaf 145].
Baudry, Paul (1828-1886), commentary, in Italian [leaf 67].
Bazin, François Emmanuel Joseph (1816-1878), fragment of musical score for solo voice (probably tenor) and piano, in French [leaf 100].
Beauvoir, Roger de (1806-1866), poem with ink sketch, in French [leaf 79].
Belloy, Auguste de (1815-1871), verse commentary, in French [leaf 51].
Bérardi, Léon (1817-1897), commentary, in French [leaf 40].
Berat, Eustache (1791-1884), poems entitled "Aux hommes du progrès" and "J'ai perdu man coutiau [sic]" and caricture sketch of a soldier, in French [leaf 151].
Bergeret, Jules, commentary, in French [leaf 88].
Berlioz, Hector (1803-1869), fragment of musical score, in French [leaf 168].
Bernard, Pierre (1810-1876), commentary, in French [leaf 23].
Berryer, Pierre-Antoine (1790-1868), commentary, in French [leaf 158].
Bertall, Charles-Albert d'Arnould [known as Bertall] (1820-1882), drawing, including the words "Journal pour rire," in French [leaf 156].
Bertin, E. T. [?], commentary, in Italian[leaf 42].
Besson, Faustin (1821-1882), pencil-and-watercolor sketch of a winged cupid riding a swan, in French [leaf 135].
Bethmont, Eugène (1804-1860), commentary, in French [leaf 164].
Bixio, Alexandre (1808-1865), a "proverbe italien," in French [leaf 126].
Blaise, Adolphe (died 1772), commentary, in French [leaf 66].
Blanc, Charles (1813-1882), commentary, in French [leaf 33].
Bonvin, François (1817-1887), pen-and-ink sketch of a cat sleeping [leaf 5].
Bouju, Ernest, commentary, in French [leaf 102].
Boulanger, Louis (1806-1867), ink drawing depicting Christ being taken down from the cross in, French [leaf 187].
Bourbon, Léopold [conte di Sircacusa] (1813-1860), autograph, in Italian[leaf 134].
Bourdin, Gustave, commentary, in French [leaf 145].
Bourdin, Gustave (initialed) commentary, responding to commentary of Berryer, in French [leaf 158].
Bourgogne, Edouard, commentary, in pencil, in French [leaf 49].
Boyer, Louis (1810-1866), commentary, in French [leaf 33].
Brainne, Charles (1825-1864), commentary, in French [leaf 183].
Bressant, Jean Baptiste Prospère (1815-1886), commentary, in French [leaf 167].
Brierre de Boismont, Alexandre-Jacques-François (1798-1881), commentary, in French [leaf 169].
Brohan, Joséphine Félicité Augustine (1824-1893), commentary, in French [leaf 173].
Brovzine (Admiral), autograph, in French [leaf 174].
Busoni, Philippe Gerard (1804-1883), commentary, in French [leaf 23].
Busquet, Alfred, holograph sonnet, in French [leaf 18].
Cabarrus, E., commentary, in French [leaf 170].
Cadaux, Justin (1813-1874), musical score, in French [leaf 44].
Canrobert, Certain [Marshal François] (1809-1895), autograph, in French [leaf 175].
Caraguel, Clément (1819-1822), play or dialogue fragment, entitled "Deux utopies," in French [leaf 55].
Carnot, Sadi (1837-1894), commentary, in French [leaf 177].
Celliez, Henry, commentary, in French [leaf 58].
Chaix d'Este-Ange, Gustave, commentary, in French [leaf 36].
Cham [Charles Amédée de Noé] (1819-1879), pencil and watercolor self-portrait and commentary, in French [leaf 124].
Chapus, Eugène (1800-1877), commentary, in French [leaf 42].
Chasles, Philarète (1798-1873), commentary, in French [leaf 10].
Chavet, Joseph-Victor (1822-1858), sketch of a painter standing before an easel (possibly a self-portrait), in French [leaf 101].
Chavette, Eugène (1827-1902), commentary consisting of "Ephémérides" and "Pensées," in French [leaf 146].
Chennevières, Philippe de [also known as Jean de Falaise] (1820-1899), commentary, in French [leaf 11].
Chevigné, Louis Marie Joseph Le Riche (1793-1876), poetic commentary from his work Les Contes Rémois, in French [leaf 170].
Ciceri, Pierre (1782-1868), watercolor painting with commentary, in French [leaf 176].
Clairville, M. [also known as Louis-François-Marie Nicolaïe and Clairville] (1811-1879), commentary, in French [leaf 13].
Coëtlogon, Emmanuel de (1814-1886)‎, commentary, in French [leaf 102].
Commerson, Jean Louis Auguste (1802-1879), commentary consisting of "Pensées d'un Emballeur" and "Ephémérides," in French [leaf 146].
Coquerel, Athanase, commentary, in French [leaf 163].
Cormenin, Louis-Marie de Lahaye (1788-1868), commentary, in French [leaf 77].
Cornelys, commentary, in French [leaf 178].
Coupier, Théophile, poetic commentary, in French [leaf 43].
[Coupier, Théophile], poetic inscription, in French [leaf 36].
Cousin, Victor (1792-1867), commentary, in French [leaf 177].
Couture, Thomas (1815-1879) (initialed) ink self-portrait sketch, in French [leaf 140].
Couturier, P. L. (1823-1901), charcoal drawing [leaf 35].
Crémieux, Adolphe (1796-1880), commentary, in French [leaf 166].
Crétineau-Joly, Jacques (1803-1875), commentary, in French [leaf 43].
Cuvillier-Fleury, M. (Alfred-Auguste) (1802-1887), poetic commentary, in French and one small item in Latin[leaf 130].
Czartoryski, Adam Jerzy (1770-1861), commentary, in French [leaf 160].
Dagneaux, poetic commentary, in French [leaf 97].
Damas-Hinard, Jean Joseph Stanislas Albert (1805-1891), commentary, quotation from La Fontaine, in French [leaf 160].
Dantan, Jean-Pierre (1800-1869), poetic commentary with ink sketch, in French [leaf 188].
Darcier, Joseph (1819-1883), commentary, in French [leaf 128].
Darjou, Alfred-Henri (1832-1874), pencil drawing, in French [leaf 180].
Daudet, Alphonse (1840-1897), poetic commentary, in French [leaf 134].
Daumier, Honoré (1808-1879), charcoal drawing of a person being photographed [leaf 171].
Dauzats, Adrien (1804-1868), pencil drawing, in French [leaf 118].
David, Félicien (1810-1876), five bars of manuscript music [leaf 24].
Decourcelle, Adrien (1824-1892), commentary, in French [leaf 28].
Delaage, Henri (1825-1882), two-line inscription reading, "L'amour rend si content, qu'au pauvre du chemin/l'on met sans hésiter, son argent dans la main," in French [leaf 98].
Delessart, Édouard (1828-1898), commentary, in French [leaf 18].
Delestre-Poirson, Charles-Gaspard (1790-1859), commentary, in French [leaf 34].
Delord, Taxile (1815-1877), commentary, in French [leaf 4].
Denière, L., commentary, in French [leaf 174].
Deschamps de Saint-Amand, Antoine-François-Marie (1800-1869), poetic commentary, in French [leaf 182].
Deschamps, Émile (1791-1871), poetic commentary consisting of a signed inscription and an initialed postscript, in French [leaf 182].
Deshayes, Eugène (1828-1890), landscape painting (in both paint and charcoal), in French [leaf 76].
Deslys, Charles Collinet (1821-1885), commentary, in French [leaf 39].
Doré, Gustave (1832-1883), charcoal portrait of Honoré Daumier, in French [leaf 81].
Doré, Gustave (1832-1883), black crayon or charcoal drawing and commentary, in French [leaf 32].
Douay, Felix (1816-1879), commentary, in French [leaf 172].
Doucet, Camille (1812-1895), commentary, in French [leaf 68].
Dreux-Brézé, Pierre Simon de (1811-1893), commentary, in Latin [leaf 123].
Du Camp, Maxime (1822-1894), commentary, in French [leaf 72].
Duchâtel, Tanneguy (1803-1867), autograph, in French [leaf 177].
Duclerc, Eugène (1812-1888), commentary, in French [leaf 177].
Duflost, Louis-Hyacinthe [known as Hyacinthe] (1814-1887), fable in verse entitled, "La mouche et la marmite" (The fly and the pot) and includes an epigram by Nadar, written in response to Hyacinthe's inscription, in French [leaf 144].
Dumas, Alexandre (1802-1870), poem and commentary, in French [leaf 4].
Dumas, Alexandre (1824-1895), poem, in French [leaf 29].
Dumas, Alexandre (1802-1870), pencil drawing of a woman, in French [leaf 136].
Dumont, A., commentary, in French [leaf 88].
Dupeuty, Adolphe, (1828-1884) commentary, in French [leaf 64].
Duplessis, Paul (1815-1865), commentary, in French [leaf 75].
Dupont, Pierre (1821-1870), poem "Le chant des ouvriers," in French [leaf 38].
Durand-Brager, Jean Baptiste Henri (1814-1879), panel of sixteen pencil and watercolor scenes and two caricatures depicting Durand-Brager's world travels, in French [leaf 93].
Dutacq, Armand (1810-1856), commentary, in French [leaf 77].
Dutertre de Véteuil, Félix (approximately 1810-1877), commentary, in Latin [leaf 42].
Duvert, Félix-Auguste (1795-1876), commentary, in French [leaf 23].
Edmond, Charles (1822-1899), commentary, in French [leaf 186].
Elwart, Antoine-Élie (1808-1877), fragment of musical score for "Hymn [sic] à l'amour, d'Hippolyte d'Euripide," in French [leaf 46].
Emmanuel, Charles, commentary, in French [leaf 88].
Ennery, Adolphe d' [also known as Dennery] (1811-1899), commentary, in French [leaf 13].
Erdan, Alexander (1826-1878), commentary (part of the original signed inscription was crossed out by Erdan himself, who remarks in a second note that it was "trop sentimental"), in French [leaf 36].
Enault, Louis, commentary, in French [leaf 183].
Escudier, Léon (1821-1881), commentary, in French [leaf 70].
Esterhazy, [Ferdinand Walsin], autograph, in French [leaf 178].
Falampin, Jean-Gabriel (1803-1860), (initialed) card of color illustrations, in French [leaf 120].
Ferroukh, commentary, in Ottoman Turkish (or possibly Persian), with a translation and note in French [leaf 172].
Feuillet de Conches, Félix Sébastien (1798-1887), commentary, in French [leaf 183].
Feuillet, Octave (1821-1890), commentary, in French [leaf 75].
Féval, Paul (1817-1887), commentary, in French [leaf 40].
Feydeau, Ernest Aimé (1821-1873), commentary, in French [leaf 173].
Flaustin, Horatio, autograph, in French [leaf 158].
Flourons, Gustave (1838-1871), commentary, in French [leaf 88].
Forçade, Eugène (1820-1869), commentary, in French [leaf 80].
Frémiet, Emmanuel (1824-1910), pencil and watercolor sketch, in French [leaf 96].
Furuchy, crayon-and-ink sketch of man smoking a pipe, in French [leaf 194].
G[ibery], Jean M., commentary, in Latin[leaf 123].
G., commentary, in French [leaf 158].
Gabé, Edouard (1814-1865), painting, in French [leaf 162].
Gabriel, drawing of a Harlequin walking a tightrope and commentary, in French [leaf 68].
Gaïffe, Adolphe, commentary, in French [leaf 49].
Galitzin, Georges (1823-1872), fragment of musical score, in French [leaf 138].
Galletti, L., drawing of a landscape (in charcoal with some watercolor), in French [leaf 61].
Gastineau, Benjamin (1823-1904), commentary, in French [leaf 63].
Gatayes, Léon (1805-1877), commentary, in French [leaf 14].
Gault (general), commentary, in French [leaf 178].
Gautier, Eugène (1822-1878), musical score (fragment) with text, in French [leaf 37].
Gautier, Théophile (1811-1872), commentary and drawing, in French [leaf 2].
Gavarni, Paul [Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier] (1804-1886), ink sketch caricature of a soldier and commentary, in French [leaf 150].
Gémeau, Auguste-Pierre-Walbourg (1790-1868), commentary, in French [leaf 178].
Gendron, Auguste (1817-1881), commentary, in French [leaf 54].
Geritz, Edouard de, commentary (possibly doggerel verse) [leaf 73].
Gibson, John (sculptor) (1796-1877), commentary, in English [leaf 125].
Gigoux, Jean François (1806-1894), ink portrait sketch of Félix Nadar, in French [leaf 87].
Gille, Charles (1820-1856), poem or song entitled, "L'Bataillon d'la Moselle," in French [leaf 128].
Giroux, Achille, pencil drawing of a horse, in French [leaf 117].
Goep, Edouard, commentary, in French [leaf 102].
Goncourt, Edmond de (1822-1896), commentary, in French [leaf 134].
Gonzalès, Emmanuel (1815-1887), commentary, in French [leaf 68].
González Bravo, Luis (1811-1871), commentary, in French [leaf 159].
Gozlan, Léon (1803-1866), commentary, in French [leaf 1].
Granier de Cassagnac, Adolphe (1806-1880), quotation from Tertullian's Apologeticum (in response to commentary by Louis Ulbach and M. Cuvillier-Fleury), in French [leaf 130].
Grisar, Albert (1808-1869), fragment of musical score, in French [leaf 168].
Grisi, Carlotta (1819-1899), autograph, in French [leaf 122].
Grisi, Ernesta, autograph, in French [leaf 122].
Guéroult, Constant (1816-1882), commentary, in French [leaf 7].
Gueydon, Louis Henri (1809-1886), commentary, in French [leaf 163].
Guilleminot, Armand, [initialed] drawing, in French [leaf 50].
Guizot, François (1787-1874), commentary, in Latin [leaf 177].
Guizot, Guillaume (1833-1892), poem entitled "En courant," from "Tout chemin mène at home [sic]," in French [leaf 179].
Guys, Constantin (1805-1892), commentary, in French [leaf 176].
Haas, K., commentary, in French [leaf 172].
Halévy, Fromental (1799-1862), musical score fragment and commentary, in French [leaf 164].
Hanquet, Edouard, holograph, in French [leaf 15].
Harpignies, Henri (1819-1916) (initialed) charcoal-and-watercolor landscape drawing, in French [leaf 121].
Henrion, Paul (1819-1901), fragment of musical score, text in French [leaf 89].
Hetzel, Pierre-Jules [also known as P. J. Stahl] (1814-1886), commentary, in French [leaf 67].
Hetzel, Pierre-Jules [also known as P. J. Stahl] (1814-1886) (1814-1886), commentary (signature includes his pseudonym "P.-J. Stahl"), in French [leaf 127].
Home, Daniel Dunglas (1833-1886), commentary, in French [leaf 75].
Hounau, Joachim [known by his pseudonym Georges Bell] (1824-1889), commentary, in French [leaf 20].
Houssaye, Edouard, commentary, in French [leaf 42].
Huart, Louis (1813-1865), commentary, in French [leaf 54].
Huerta, autograph, in French [leaf 158].
Ikeda-chi kugono Kami (First Ambassador of Japan), ink sketch with commentary, in Japanese, with his name transliterated and annotated in French [leaf 188].
[Interpreter for three Japanese ambassadors], commentary, in Japanese, with his name transliterated into Roman script [leaf 188].
Lacroix, Paul [best known by pseudonyms: P. L. Jacob, bibliophile or Bibliophine Jacob] (1806-1884), commentary, in French [leaf 10].
Jaime, Adolphe [knowns as Jaime fils] (1825-1901), commentary, in French [leaf 6].
Janin, Jules (1804-1874), commentary, in French [leaf 8].
Jeanron, Philippe Auguste (1809-1877), black-and-white crayon sketch of landscape with five human figures and a dog [leaf 9].
Joigneaux, Pierre (1815-1892), commentary, in French [leaf 12].
Jourdan, Louis (1810-1881), commentary, in French [leaf 72].
Jourdan, Ph. [?], musical score, entitled "Ce qu'on voudra," in French [leaf 69].
Journet, Jean (1799-1861), commentary, in French [leaf 175].
Judicis de Mirandol, Louis Marie Julien (1816-1893), commentary, in French [leaf 28].
Juillerat, Henri-François-Jules-Paul, poetic commentary, in French [leaf 182].
Kallergēs, Dēmētrios (1803?-1867), "Ministre de Sa Majesté le Roi de Grèce," commentary, in French [leaf 158].
Kalkbrenner, Arthur, fragment of musical score from "Le Hamac," a polka, in French [leaf 157].
Karr, Alphonse (1808-1890), commentary, in French [leaf 14].
Kavadsu idsuno Kami (Second Ambassador of Japan), commentary, in Japanese, with his name transliterated and annotated in French [leaf 188].
Kawada sagamino Kami (Third Ambassador of Japan), commentary, in Japanese, with his name transliterated and annotated in French [leaf 188].
Kanasaki, Dr. (possibly the Japanese ambassadors' physician), crayon-and-ink sketch with commentary, in Japanese, with the author's name transliterated and annotated in French [leaf 195].
Kock, Paul de [Charles Paul de Kock] (1793-1871), commentary, in French [leaf 17].
La Bédollière, Emile de (1812-1883), commentary, in French [leaf 67].
La Fontaine, commentary, in French [leaf 166 verso].
Labiche, Eugène (1815-1888), commentary, in French [leaf 26].
Labrousse, Fabrice (1806-1876), commentary, in French [leaf 1].
Lacroix, Jules (1809-1887), commentary, in French [leaf 10].
Ladeaucoupet, P. de, commentary, in French [leaf 178].
Laemlein, Alexandre (1813-1871), portrait of Félix Nadar in ink and watercolors, in French [leaf 59].
Lafitte, Jean-Baptiste-Pierre (1796-1879), commentary, in French [leaf 24].
L'Ambassadeur de Siam, commentary, in Thai (Siamese), with a translation and note in French [leaf 174].
Lamennais, Félicité Robert de (1782-1854), commentary, in French [leaf 33].
Laprade, Peter Martin Victor Richard de (1812-1883), commentary, in French [leaf 75].
Latour Saint-Ybars [Isidore Latour] (1810-1891), commentary, in French [leaf 95].
Lauzanne de Vaurossel, Augustin-Théodore de (1805-1877), commentary, in French [leaf 17].
Lavieille, Eugène-Antoine-Samuel (1820-1889), charcoal drawing, in French [leaf 99].
Le Boeuf, Edmund (1809-1888), autograph, in French [leaf 174].
Leclanché, Leopold, commentary, in French [leaf 13].
Lecomte, Jules (1814-1864), commentary, in French [leaf 11].
Lefèvre-Deumier, Jules (1797-1857), commentary, in French [leaf 100].
Lefils, charcoal drawing, in French [leaf 107].
Lefranc, Auguste (1814-1878), commentary, in French [leaf 26].
Legouvé, Ernest (1807-1903), poem entitled, "Le jeu, le jeu lui-même," in French [leaf 115].
Lehmann, Henri (1814-1882), ink sketch of a man in French [leaf 83].
Lelioux, Adrien François, commentary, in French [leaf 69].
Lanfant de Metz, François-Louis (1814-1892), charcoal drawing, in French [leaf 85].
Lemer, Julien (1815-1893), commentary, in French [leaf 4].
Leroux, Pierre (1797-1871), commentary, responding to commentary by Jules Simon, in French [leaf 70].
Le Roy, Alphonse (1822-1896), commentary, in French [leaf 90].
Lespès, Léo (1815-1875), commentary, in French [leaf 30].
Lesseps, Charles de (1804-1880), commentary, in French [leaf 126].
Lesseps, Ferdinand de (1805-1894), commentary, in French [leaf 179].
Leuven, Adolphe de (1800-1884), commentary, in French [leaf 163].
Lichtenwelt (General), commentary, in French [leaf 177].
Lireux, Auguste (1810-1870), commentary, in French [leaf 12].
Lopez (General), commentary, in Spanish [leaf 160].
Lordereau, René, poetic commentary, in French [leaf 98].
Lorentz, Alcide Joseph (1813-1891), poetic commentary with ink and watercolor sketch of a photographer (probably Nadar), in French [leaf 186].
Loubon, Emile (1809-1863), pencil drawing, in French [leaf 78].
Lucas, Hippolyte (1807-1878), commentary, in French [leaf 4].
Luchet, Auguste (1806-1872), commentary, in French [leaf 17].
Luminais, Évariste Vital (1822-1896), crayon sketch of man in sabots bowling [leaf 19].
Lurine, Louis (1816-1860), commentary, in French [leaf 64].
Mahiet de la Chesneraye, Charles, poem or song lyrics entitled, "La chanson du chanvre," in French [leaf 153].
Maillart, Aimé (1817-1871), musical score fragment and commentary, in French [leaf 155].
Mallefille, Jean Pierre Félicien (1813-1868), commentary, in French [leaf 77].
Maquet, Auguste (1813-1888), commentary, in French [leaf 36].
Marcelin, Émile (1825-1887), three pencil drawings of a female figure and poem or song entitled "A Marco, fille de marbre," in French [leaf 132].
Marc-Michel [Marc-Antoine-Amédée Michel] (1812-1868), commentary, in French [leaf 26].
Marie [Marie-Thomas Marie de Staint-Georges], commentary, in French [leaf 164].
Marlborough, John Winston Spencer Churchill (1822-1883), autograph, in English[leaf 159].
Martin, Édouard (1828-1866), commentary, in French [leaf 67].
Martin, Henri (1810-1883), commentary, in French [leaf 42].
Masini, Francesco (1804-1863), fragment of musical score, text in French [leaf 89].
Masson, Bénédict (1819-1893), pencil sketch of couple in classical dress seated on a banquet bench [leaf 16].
Masson, Michel (1800-1883), commentary, in French [leaf 63].
Matharel de Fiennes, Charles, commentary, in French [leaf 71].
Mathieu, Gustave (1808-1877), poetic cantata "Chante clair," in French [leaf 47].
Mathieu, Gustave (1808-1877), poem "La chanson de Jean Raisin," in French [leaf 41].
Maurice, Barthélemy (born 1801), commentary, in French [leaf 164].
Meilhac, Henri (1831-1897), pencil sketch and poetic commentary (signed "Talin," pseudonym for Meilhac), in French [leaf 39].
Merino, Ignacio (1817-1876), charcoal drawing entitled, "Indios del Perú" and commentary, in Spanish[leaf 154].
Méry, François-Joseph Pierre-Agnès (1797-1866), commentary, in French [leaf 20].
Meunier, Victor (1817-1903), commentary, in French [leaf 143].
Meurice, Paul (1820-1905), commentary, in French [leaf 165].
Mesnil, Armand du (signed Paméla Souffrant, possibly from The Apostle's Comedy by Champfleury), ink drawings and commentary, in French [leaf 192].
Michelet, Jules (1798-1874), commentary, in French [leaf 33].
Millaud, Polydore, commentary, in French [leaf 79].
Millet, Jean-François (1814-1875), drawing of a pair of wooden shoes, in French [leaf 161].
Mirecourt, Eugène de (1812-1880), poem, probably taken from Victor Hugo's play "Marion Delorme," in French [leaf 82].
Mirès, Jules Isaac (1809-1871), commentary, in French [leaf 71].
Moench, [Charles], pencil sketch of a portrait of a woman and commentary, in French [leaf 74].
Moinaux, Jules (1825-1895), poetic commentary, in French [leaf 137].
Molé-Gentilhomme, Paul Henri Joseph (1814-1856), commentary, in French [leaf 7].
Molins, Mariono Roca de Torgoges (1812-1889), commentary, in Spanish [leaf 172].
Molin, A., charcoal landscape drawing, in French [leaf 113].
Monnier, Albert Henry (died 1869), commentary, in French [leaf 67].
Monnier, Henry (1799-1877), commentary, in French [leaf 27].
Monselet, Charles (1825-1888), poem, in French [leaf 86].
Montepin, Xavier de, poetic commentary, in French [leaf 119].
Mornand, Félix (1815-1867), poem "Pridie formosus" and commentary, in French (with a Latin title) [leaf 40].
Murger, Henri (1822-1861), poem entitled, "La chanson de Mademoiselle Musette," in French [leaf 115].
Muriel, Auguste (1829-1877), commentary, in French [leaf 42].
Musard, Alfred (1828-1881), fragment of musical score (title illegible), in French [leaf 157].
Musset, Alfred de (1810-1857), commentary, in French [leaf 33].
Musset, Paul de (1804-1880), commentary, in French [leaf 66].
Nadaud, Gustave (1820-1893), poem, "La première maîtresse," in French [leaf 139].
Narváez, Ramón María (1799 or 1800-1868), commentary, in French [leaf 158].
Naudin, Emilio (1823-1890), commentary, in Italian[leaf 173].
Nefftzer, Auguste (1820-1876), commentary, quotation from Goethe, apparently from "Torquato Tasso," in German[leaf 73].
Nerval, Gérard de (1808-1855), two poems entitled "Vers Dorés" and "Quatrain," in French [leaf 3].
Niboyet, Eugénie (1797-1883), poetic commentary, in French [leaf 44].
Niboyet, Paulin (1825-1906), commentary (signature includes his pseudonym "Fortunio"), in French [leaf 37].
Nicolle, Henri, poem "Moisson," in French [leaf 57].
Noël, Alphonse Léon (1807-1884), poetic commentary entitled, "Quelques pages d'un livre obscur," in French [leaves 108-112].
O'Connell, Frédérique (1823-1885), pencil sketch and commentary, in French [leaf 181].
Offenbach, Jacques (1819-1880), musical score, in French [leaf 57].
Ottin, Auguste Louis Marie (1811-1890), charcoal drawing of two wrestlers, in French [leaf 103].
Pagès, Emile, poem, in French [leaf 30].
Pages, Hérald de, commentary, in French [leaf 26].
Paillard de Villeneuve, Adolphe-Victor (1804-1874), commentary, in French [leaf 164].
Paillet, Léon, Redacteur du Journal La Patrie," commentary with ink-and-watercolor drawing, in French [leaf 116].
Palizzi, Filippo (1818-1899), drawing, in French [leaf 56].
Panis, Jules Ernest (1827-1895), commentary, in French [leaf 42].
Pelletan de Kinkelin, Jules (1803-1873), commentary, in French [leaf 169].
Pelletan, Eugène (1813-1884), commentary, in French [leaf 63].
Pelloquet, Théodore (died 1867), commentary, in French [leaf 125 verso].
Pelouze, Théophile-Jules (1807-1867), commentary, in French [leaf 163].
Penco, Rosine, commentary, in French [leaf 170].
Pène, Henry de (1830-1888), commentary, in French [leaf 126].
Penguilly L'Haridon, Octave (1811-1870), (initialed) self-portrait in charcoal, in French [leaf 141].
Pènoyé, A. [?], commentary, in French [leaf 64].
Péreire, Émile (1800-1875), commentary, in French [leaf 177].
Petroz, Antoine Pierre Marie, commentary, in French [leaf 33].
Philipon, Charles (1800-1862), commentary, in French, with a few words in Latin[leaf 105].
Philippe, Albertine, commentary, in French [leaf 7].
Pitre-Chevalier [Pierre-Michel-François Chevalier] (1812-1864), commentary, in French [leaf 14].
Planche, Gustave (1808-1857), commentary, in French [leaf 27].
Plée, Léon (1815-1879), commentary, in French [leaf 27].
Ponsard, François (1814-1867), poem, "La toilette des [?]," in French [leaf 186].
Ponson du Terrail, Pierre Alexis de (1829-1871), poetic commentary, in French [leaf 84].
Prarond, Ernest (1821-1909), poem entitled, "Rimes Catalées," in French [leaf 91].
Préault, Auguste (1809-1879), commentary, in French [leaf 58].
Prémaray, Jules-Martial Regnault de (1819-1868), commentary, in French [leaf 45].
Prévost, Alexandre Louis (1788-1876), charcoal/pencil drawing, in French [leaf 148].
Prévost-Paradol, Lucien Anatole (1829-1870), commentary, in Latin[leaf 42].
Proudhon, Pierre-Joseph (1809-1865), commentary, in French [leaf 36].
Prudent, Émile (1817-1863), five measures of music for piano, without any text or vocal line in French [leaf 104].
Rahl, Carl (1812-1865), autograph, [leaf 54].
Rampon, commentary, in French [leaf 178].
Revel, Max de, commentary, in French [leaf 79].
Révoil, Bénédict Henry (1816-1882), poem, "Ma Palette," in French [leaf 142].
Reyer, Ernest (1823-1909), musical score (fragment) with text in French [leaf 31].
Ricord, Phillippe (1799-1889)commentary, in French [leaf 144].
Riou, Édouard (1833-1900), crayon and watercolor drawing with caption and commentary, in French [leaf 193].
Rolle, Hippolyte, commentary, in French [leaf 52].
Romberg, Edouard (1817-1899), commentary, in French [leaf 131].
Rose, Etienne-Hughes, autograph, in French [leaf 178].
Rossat, Louis (1789-1866), commentary, in French [leaf 166].
Rossini, Gioacchino (1792-1868), musical fragment and sketch of a church or a house [leaf 33].
Rousseau, Philippe (1816-1887), (initialed) charcoal drawing, in French [leaf 143].
Rousseau, Théodore (1812-1867), ink-and-watercolor drawing, in French [leaf 149].
Royer, Alphonse (1803-1875), commentary, in French [leaf 21].
Saint-François, Léon Joly de (1822-1886), poem entitled "À une statue," in French [leaf 94].
Saint-Hilaire, Emile Marco de (died 1887), commentary, in French [leaf 102].
Saint-Victor, Paul Jacques Raymond Binsse (1827-1881), commentary, in French [leaf 77].
Salzmann, Auguste (1824-1872), ink sketch and commentary, in French [leaf 131].
Sandeau, Jules (1811-1883), commentary, in French [leaf 45].
Sandeau, Jules (1811-1883), commentary, in French [leaf 77].
Sardou, Victorien (1831-1908), commentary, in French [leaf 102].
Scholl, Aurélien (1833-1902), poem entitled "Hypocondrie," in French [leaf 114 verso].
Scribe, Eugène (1791-1861), epigram, entitle "Inscription du chalet de Séricourt," in French [leaf 43].
Second, Albéric (1817-1887), untitled poem, in French [leaf 65].
Séjour, Victor (1817-1874), commentary, in French [leaf 42].
Serrano y Dominguez, Francisco (1810-1885), commentary, in Spanish [leaf 172].
Simon, Jules (1814-1896), commentary (includes commentary by Pierre Leroux, in response to Simon's commentary), in French [leaf 70].
Sina, [Alexandre], baron de autograph, in French [leaf 158].
Siraudin, Paul (1813-1883), poetic commentary, in French [leaf 114].
Solar, Félix, commentary, in French [leaf 80].
Soltykoff, Alexis (1806-1859), pencil portrait of Félix Nadar, in French [leaf 138].
Somerset, Henry, commentary, in English [leaf 174].
Mesnil, Armand du (signed Paméla Souffrant, possibly The Apostle's Comedy by Champfleury) , ink drawings and commentary, in French [leaf 192].
Soyecourt, Comte de [François], commentary, in French [leaf 33].
St. Etienne, Sylvain, poetic commentary, in French [leaf 119].
Saint-Priest, Emmanuel Louis Marie de Guignard (1789-1887) autograph, in French [leaf 160].
St.-Victor, Niepce de [?], autograph, in French [leaf 174].
Stoltz, Rosine (1815-1903), commentary, in French [leaf 168].
Strauss, Johann (1825-1899), fragment of musical score, in French [leaf 173].
[Strubberg, Friedrich A.] [also known by pseudonym Armand] (1806-1889), commentary, in French [leaf 63].
Sylvestre, Théophile, commentary, in French [leaf 166].
Sylvestre, Théophile, commentary, in French [leaf 123].
Talbot, William Henry Fox (1800-1877), commentary, in French [leaf 122].
Taylor, Isidore Justin Séverin (1789-1879), commentary, in French [leaf 191].
Terrien, Christole, commentary, in French [leaf 173].
Texier, Edmond (1816-1881), poetic inscription entitled, "Pensée philosophique," in French [leaf 97].
Thalberg, Sigismond (1812-1871), musical fragment, ink sketch (probably a self-portrait) and commentary, in French [leaf 147].
Thierry, Édouard (1813-1894), commentary, in French [leaf 14].
Thiers, Adolphe (1797-1877), autograph, in French [leaf 177].
Thomas, André, commentary, in French [leaf 28].
Tilleul, Benjamin, commentary, in Italian[leaf 122].
Torrico, Juan Crisóstomo, commentary, inscription in Spanish with signature in French [leaf 158].
Toussenel, Alphonse (1803-1885), commentary, in French [leaf 73].
Toussenel, Alphonse (1803-1885), commentary, in French [leaf 169].
Trousseau, Armand (1801-1867), commentary, in French [leaf 169].
Troyon, Constant (1810-1865) (initialed) watercolor painting of two dogs, in French [leaf 184].
Tuffet, Jean Baptiste Salvador [known as Salvador] (1803-1873), commentary, in French [leaf 60].
Turgan, Julien, commentary, in French [leaf 49].
Ulbach, Louis (1822-1889), "Vive la République!" (on the same page, M. Cuvillier-Fleury responded with, "Sub rege libertas," and A. Granier de Cassagnac responded to both by quoting Tertullian), in French [leaf 130].
Unknown, commentary, in Japanese [leaf 194].
Vacquerie, Auguste (1819-1895), commentary, in French [leaf 165].
Vaëz, Gustave (1812-1862), commentary, in French [leaf 21].
Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901), seven bars of musical notes with lyrics in French [leaf 12].
Vernet, Alfred [?], sonnet, entitled "A Mme. B.--- (qui seule a pu me comprendre)," in French [leaf 60].
Veuillot, Louis (1813-1883), commentary, partially erased, probably by Veuillot himself in French [leaf 150].
Veuillot, Louis (1813-1883), inscription (partially written over an unattributed pencil sketch), in French [leaf 123].
Viard, Jules, poem entitled "À un condamné romain," from "Sanguis, Semen!" in French [leaf 125].
Viardot, Louis (1800-1883), a "proverbe espagnol," in French [leaf 126].
Viennet, Jean-Pons-Guillaume (1777-1868), commentary, in French [leaf 6].
Vigny, Alfred de (1797-1863), poem, "Les chemins de fer," possibly from "La maison du Berger" in French [leaves 189-191].
Villemot, Auguste (1811-1870), commentary, in French [leaf 3].
Villemessant, Hippolyte de (1810–1879), commentary, in French [leaf 133].
Vincent, Charles, poem, "La Misère," which Vincent dedicated to Madame Auguste Luchet, in French [leaf 129].
Vogel, August (1817-1899), musical score and commentary, in French [leaf 34].
Watripon, Antonio, commentary, in French, with a Latin quotation [leaf 62].
Weill, Alexandre (1811-1899), commentary, in French [leaf 52].
Weckerlin, Jean-Baptiste Théodore (1821-1910), fragment of orchestral score with tenor solo entitled, "Hymne tiré de l'organiste," with commentary in French [leaf 92].
Wey, Francis (1812-1882), commentary, in French [leaf 66].
Whitworth, Joseph (1803-1887), autograph, [leaf 158].
Worms, Jules (1832-1924), charcoal drawing of a mounted cavalry officer, in French [leaf 152].
Zubovitch, Feodor de (lieutenant), commentary, possibly in Hungarian [leaf 122].

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