Delsarte (Francois) Papers

(Mss. 1301) Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library Louisiana State University Libraries Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2005

DELSARTE (FRANCOIS) PAPERS Mss. 1301

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Contents of Inventory

Summary 3 Biographical/Historical Note 4 Scope and Content Note 4 Description of Collection 5 Container List 17

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Summary

Size. 1,448 items, 74 manuscript volumes, and 33 printed volumes

Geographic N/A

locations. Inclusive dates. 1811-1934, n.d. Bulk dates. 1830-1899 Language. French and English Summary. Scholarly papers of Francois Delsarte and students concerning acting

methodology, as well as manuscript volumes containing notes and drawings by Delsarte. Printed volumes are of acting methodology and similar subjects.

Organization. Arranged by author

Restrictions on If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm. access. Related N/A

collections.

Copyright. [Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.] Citation. Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries,

Baton Rouge, La. Stack location(s). 35:85-93; OS:D 1811, (1830-1899)-1934, n.d.

Biographical/Historical Note

Francois Delsarte was a French educator, music and dramatic instructor, and originator of a widely recognized system of elocution.

Scope and Content Note

Professional papers contain materials important in the study of pantomime, and in addition, notes and manuscripts of James Steele Mackaye and William R. Alger, outstanding pupils of Delsarte.

Additional studies of the Delsarte system by S. S. Curry, Claude L. Shaver, and others are found in the collection, which includes materials assembled by Curry.

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Description of Collection
Stack Location Date Contents Box 1 Material of (listed when known):
35:84 undated Notes and Sketches by Delsarte (Folder 14) Delsarte
undated Guide Accord as Zalene Systeme Delsarte (Folder 16) Delsarte
undated Certificate of Inventions and Patents, etc. (Envelope) (Folder 17)
undated Gloria Patri (music) Beethoven. Appartenant. Delsarte (Folder 19) Delsarte
1861 Folder of Drawings for Patents and Inventions. Delsarte (Folder 20) Delsarte
undated Notes labeled “Prolegomenes.” Delsarte (Folder 21) Delsarte
undated Idealogie Generale. Notes. Delsarte (Folder 22) Delsarte
1840 Notes by Delsarte (Folder 23) Delsarte
1865 Notes by Delsarte (Folder 24 & 24b) Delsarte
1830 Notes by Delsarte (Folder 25) Delsarte
1840, 1865 Notes, Letters, etc. Delsarte (Folder 26 & 26b) Delsarte
undated Source of Art. Delsarte (Folder 27) Delsarte
undated Notes by Delsarte (Folder 29) Delsarte
undated Notes by Delsarte (Folder 31) Delsarte
undated Design by Delsarte (Folder 32) Delsarte
undated Original Manuscript of Delsarte. Esthetique Appliquee (Folder 35) Delsarte

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undated 1889 undated

undated Correspondence, notes, drawings, graphs, etc. by Delsarte Delsarte (Folder 36a-c)

Box 2a

Note book of Delsarte (Folder 37) Delsarte Notes by Delsarte (Folder 41) Delsarte Notes and Diagrams of Delsarte worked over by Delsarte

Mackaye (Folder 42)

Notes, newspaper clippings, etc. from study of Delsarte Delsarte (Folder 43a-43b) Notes, translations, graphs, correspondence, etc. Delsarte/Mackaye

of Delsarte and Mackaye (Folder 51)

Manuscript on Principles of Training. First ed. S. S. Curry Curry (Folders 81d) System of Physical Culture. Delsarte (Folder 83) Delsarte Sono-Type. Invention of Delsarte (Folder 85) Delsarte Aesthétique Appliquée Manuscript and printed

form (Folder 86)

Manual of Gymnastics for French classes (Folder 90) Delsarte. by Armand (Book) (Folder 93) Almanach des Orphéons, containing an article by Delsarte

Delsarte (Book) (Folder 94) Delsarte on Gesture “du geste” (Folder 95) Delsarte Physical Training Conference (Folder 102a) Delsarte, also Fundamentals (English manuscript) Delsarte

(Folder 114) Nucleus of Delsarte (English manuscript) (Folder Delsarte 115)

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undated The Human Limbo or Neutral Types of Character (manuscript) (Folder 117)
undated Esthétique Appliquée. Delsarte (English manuscript) (Folder 118) Delsarte
undated Aesthétique Gymnastique Notebook without covers (Folder 128)
1941 Morris, Virginia. Material on Delsarte and Mackaye used in the thesis by Virginia Morris (Folder 148)
35:85 Box 2b
undated Aesthétique Appliquée Delsarte (mss typed and in French) (Folder 67) Delsarte
35:86 Box 3
undated Morris, Virginia. Material on Delsarte and Mackaye used in the thesis by Virginia Morris (Folder 149)
undated Notes (Folders 150-152)
undated Fragments (Folders 153-154)
undated Harmonic Cooperation in Pantomime (Folder 155)
undated Letters (Folder 156)
undated The Martellato Enunciation (Folder 157)
undated Physical Training and Intensive Training (Folders 160a-b)
undated The Philosophy of the Divine Order of the Universe (Folder 161)
undated Shaver, C. L. The Delsarte system of expression as seen through the notes of Steele Mackaye (Folders 162 & 163)

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undated Papers of C. L. Shaver pertaining to Delsarte (Folder 164)
35:87 Box 4
undated Fragment of Delsarte translated by Alger (Folder 44)
undated Notes from lectures of Alger (Folder 49)
undated Rhythm. By W. R. Alger (Manuscript) (Folder 57)
undated Voice. By Alger (Manuscript) (Folder 58)
undated Personal Culture and Aesthétique (Manuscript) (Folder 59)
undated Silent Expression of the Drama of the Human Face. Alger (Folder 60)
undated Nature and Origin of Speech or Definition of Words with Their Uses. Alger. (Manuscript) (Folder 62)
undated Seven Kinds of Matter Contained in Literature. Alger (Manuscript) (Folder 63)
undated Criterion of Emphasis in its Distinctive Modes. Alger (Manuscript) (Folder 64)
undated The Law of Oratoric and Dramatic Vividness. Alger (Manuscript) (Folder 65)
undated Fragments. W. R. Alger – incomplete (Folder 66)
undated The Esthétique (Appliquée) Gymnastics. Delsarte (For Werner Magazine) – Alger (Folder 121)
undated Freeing of the Self, the idea of personal perfection and training for its realization and other papers. Alger (Folders 122 & 123)

W. R. Alger

W. R. Alger

W. R. Alger

W. R. Alger

W. R. Alger

W. R. Alger

W. R. Alger

W. R. Alger

W. R. Alger

W. R. Alger

W. R. Alger

W. R. Alger

W. R. Alger

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35:88 Box 5
undated Miscellaneous notes and scraps. Steele Mackaye (Folder 1) Mackaye
undated Notebook of Steele Mackaye while studying with Delsarte (Folder 2) Mackaye
undated Notebook of Louise Humphrey Smith, pupil of Mackaye (Folder 3) Mackaye
undated Notebooks of Steel Mackaye while studying with Delsarte (Folders 4-8) Mackaye
undated Notebooks of Steele Mackaye while studying with Delsarte (Folders 10-13) Mackaye
undated Study of a Role. Mackaye (manuscript) student of Delsarte (Folder 15) Mackaye
undated Notes by Mackaye (Folders 18 & 34) Mackaye
undated Guide Accord as Zalene Systeme. Delsarte (16b & 16c)
1892 Werner's Magazine. July 1892, containing letter, outlining personal and professional relations of Mackaye and Delsarte. (Folder 38) Mackaye
1894 Werner's Magazine. Dec. 1894, containing article of Steele Mackaye together with photograph. (Folder 39) Mackaye
undated Fragments from Voice Production, Mackaye – incomplete (Folder 45) Mackaye
undated Mackaye, Fragments of Aesthétique Gymnastique (Folder 50) Mackaye
undated Notebooks of Steele Mackaye (Folders 52, 54) Mackaye
undated Notes, graphs, sketches. Mackaye (Folder 55a & 55b) Mackaye
undated Lectures given by Mackaye on Expression and Mackaye

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the Art of Delsarte (Folder 56)
undated Translation of Mackaye's Notes from his Lessons with Delsarte (Manuscript) (Folder 61) Mackaye
undated Notes taken by Mackaye while studying with Delsarte (Folder 75a, 84, 87-89b, 125) Mackaye
undated Notebooks of J. S. Mackaye: Philosophy of Emotion; Expression, etc. with drawings; Cable (French); Physiology of Passion; Gesture and Action; Scraps on Correlation, Practical Elements (Folders 129-135) Mackaye
1872, 1885, undated Printed Pamphlets: (Folder 158) a. A plea for a free school of dramatic art. Mackaye b. Extracts from the press in reference to the three months' dramatic season of James Mackaye
Steele Mackaye. 1872. c. Directions for special exercises in the Wellesley College Gymnasium. n.d. d. Mackaye's school of acting and expression in art. 1885
undated The Perfective Drill (Folder 159)
35:89 Box 6
undated Esthétique Appliquée. Beginning of copy to be edited by S. S. Curry (Folder 30) S. S. Curry
1848 Notes by S. S. Curry – incomplete (Folder 33) S. S. Curry
undated Philosophy of Expression related to Delsarte by Curry (Folder 46) S. S. Curry
undated Philosophy of Experience. Curry (Folder 48a & b) S. S. Curry
undated Life of Delsarte by S. S. Curry (Manuscript) (Folder 53) S. S. Curry
undated Notes by Curry (Folder 68) S. S. Curry
undated Spiral Radiation, Notes by Curry (Folder 69) S. S. Curry

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undated Grand Pantomimic Gamut as given by S. S. Curry (Folder 70) S. S. Curry
undated Opposition of head and hand. Notes. Curry (Folder 71) S. S. Curry
undated Pantomime and its relation to the Study of Roles. Curry (Folder 72) S. S. Curry
undated Outline of book on Introductory Pantomimic Training. Curry (Folder 73) S. S. Curry
undated Letters from Mackaye to S. S. Curry (Folder 74) S. S. Curry
undated Notes from Lectures of Mackaye (Folder 75) Mackaye
undated Harmonic Gymnastics, simple and complex expression and stage business. Curry (Folder 76) S. S. Curry
1916-1917 Elliptic Pantomime. Outline of Course of lectures given by S. S. Curry (Folder 77) S. S. Curry
undated Translation of Delsarte. Curry (Folder 78) S. S. Curry
undated Modes of Pantomimic Expression. Curry (Manuscript) (Folder 79) S. S. Curry
undated Manuscript on Pantomime. Curry (Folders 80ao) S. S. Curry
undated Manuscript on Principles of Training. First ed. Curry (Folders 81a-c) S. S. Curry
undated Notes on Pantomime by Mrs. Curry (Folder 103) S. S. Curry
undated Mind and Body Training, S. S. Curry (Manuscript) (Folder 108) S. S. Curry
35:90 Box 7
undated Mind and Body Training, S. S. Curry (Manuscripts) (Folders 109-110) S. S. Curry
undated Representative Pantomime (Manuscript (Folder 111) S. S. Curry

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undated Pantomimic Fragments (Manuscript) (Folder 112) S. S. Curry
undated Popular Book on Expression. Curry (Manuscript) (Folder 113) S. S. Curry
1888 Curry in 1888. From his notes (manuscript) (Folder 116) S. S. Curry
35:91 Box 8
undated Notebook of Van Hymbeck while studying with Delsarte (Folder 9) other
undated Notes from Wm. R. Alger and Karl Rozendran, Hegel as the National Philosopher of Germany. (Folders 47a-b) W. R. Alger
undated L'Art of the Lecture by Legouve (French) (Folder 91) other
undated Eurhythmics of Jacques-Dalaroze (book) (Folder 96) other
undated Baron Nils Posse. How Gymnastics are Taught in Sweden (book) (Folder 98) other
undated Pantomime and Poems of Mary L. McGill. (Folder 101) other
undated Gestures—Notes (Monroe) (Folder 104) other
undated Harmonic Training Program Exercises (Folders 105-106) other
undated Physical Exercises, Prof. Monroe (Folder 107) other
undated The Grades of Emotion. Dr. Burdon (Folder 119) other
undated Esthétique Appliquée. Alphonse Pages (pupil) (Folder 120) other
undated Gratiolet, Pierre. De la Physionomie (Folder 124) other

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undated Pantomime de Paul Legrand. Paris, 3rd ed. (Folder 127) other
undated Notebook: Mackaye. Physiology of Passion (Folder 133) Mackaye
1930 Quarterly Journal, November (Folder 136) other
1831 Family Classical Library. London. Theophrastus. (Folder 137) other
1930 National Geographic Magazine, Oct. (Folder 138) other
L'Education Physique. Phillips Tissie (Folders 139a-c) other
1901 Address to the Union Superintendent (Folder 140) other
undated The Aesthetic Club (Folder 141) other
undated Arnaud, Angélique. Study of Francois DelSarte (Folder 142) other
undated Bullard, Pearl. Dramatic Expression (Folder 143) other
undated The Category of Number and the Divine Dialectic. (Folder 144) other
undated Coats, Mary. Applied Aesthetics. (Folder 145) other
undated Delsarte. Lots 1 and 2. (Folder 146)
1935 Humphry, Sara Janet. Delsarte's Synthetic Philosophy of Expression. (Folder 147) other
OS:D Box 9 and 10 (combined)
undated Oversize Items removed from folder 16: “Guide Accord as Zalene Systeme.” Delsarte Delsarte
undated Oversize Items removed from folder 17: Certificates of Inventions and Patents, etc. Delsarte

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Oversize Items removed from folder 19: Gloria
Patri (music). Beethoven. Appartenant.
Delsarte.
Oversize Items removed from folder 22:
Ideologie Generale. Notes.
Oversize Items removed from folder 23: Notes Delsarte
by Delsarte.
Oversize Items removed from folder 24: Notes Delsarte
by Delsarte.
Oversize Items removed from folder 25: Notes Delsarte
by Delsarte.
Oversize Items removed from folder 31: Notes Delsarte,
by Delsarte, Mackaye, and Curry. Mackaye, Curry
Oversize Items removed from folder 32: Design Delsarte
by Delsarte.
Oversize Items removed from folder 34: Notes Mackaye
by Mackaye
Oversize Items removed from folder 36: Delsarte
Correspondence, notes, drawings, graphs, etc. by
Delsarte.
Oversize Items removed from folder 42: Notes Mackaye
and diagrams of Delsarte worked over by
Mackaye
Oversize Items removed from folder 50: Mackaye
Mackaye: Fragments of Aesthétique
Gymnastique
2 folders of Oversize Items removed from folder Mackaye
55: Notes, graphs, sketches. Mackaye.
4 folders of Oversize Items removed from folder Delsarte
147: Humphrey, Sarah Janet. Delsarte's
Synthetic Philosophy of Expression, 1935
Oversize Items removed from folder 10: Steele Mackaye

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Mackaye Notes
undated Oversize Items removed from folder 25: Notes by Delsarte Delsarte
OS:D OS:D undated undated Oversize Folder 1 13 items: Oversize items removed from folders 29, 31, and 36a-c (Notes, drawings, graphs, etc., by Delsarte) Oversize Folder 2 10 items: Oversize items removed from folders 16, 17, and 20 (Notes: Mystique; and drawings for patents and inventions) Delsarte
OS:D Oversize Folder 3 Delsarte. “Practical Gesture Expression” Delsarte
35:92 1882 Box 11a Pantomime, or Wordless Poems. Mary Tucker Magill (Folder 101)
undated Miscellaneous Scraps
undated Pantomime de Paul Legrand. Paul Legrand (Folder 127) other
undated “L'Art de la Lecture.” Ernest Legouvé. (Folder 91) Other
1893 “The Delsarte System of Physical Culture.” (Folder 83)
1831 “Theophrastus” (Folder 137)
undated “De la Physionomie et des Mouvements D'Expression.” Louis Grandeau (Folder 124) other
undated 2 Notebooks of Steele Mackaye Mackaye
undated Mackaye, “L'Education Physique” by Philippe Tissié. (Folder 135) Mackaye
35:92 undated Box 12a Steele Mackaye Notebooks, Studies of Roles Mackaye
DELSARTE (FRANCOIS) PAPERS 1811, (1830-1899)-1934, n.d. (Folder 130) Mss. 1301
undated Steele Mackaye Notebook “Study of Role in English (Folder 52) Mackaye
undated Steele Mackaye Notebook, “Grammaire (Folder 89a) Mackaye
undated Steele Mackaye Notebook containing notes, letters, etc Mackaye
35:92 Box 12b
undated Esthetique Apliquée (Folder 40)
undated Notebook, “Proverbs”
undated Notes
undated Loose Page from Folder 40
undated “Livre del Proces – Verbeaux de la Famille Trinitaire.” (Folder 28)

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Container List

Stack Location Box Folder(s) Contents (with dates)

35:84 1 14-17, 19-29, 31-32, 35-36 Professional Papers (1830-1840, 1861, 1865)

35:85 2a 37, 40-43, Miss. 9, 51, 67, Professional Papers 81d, 83, 85-86, 90, 92-95, 100, 102, 114-115, 117-118, 128, 148

2b 67 Manuscript Writings

35:86 3 149-157, 160-164 Professional Papers

35:87 4 44, 49, 47-66, 121-123 W. R. Alger Writings

35:88 5 1-13, 15, 18, 34, 38, 39, 45, Steele Mackaye Writings 52, 54-56, 75, 84, 87-89, 125, 129-130, 133-135

35:89 6 30, 33, 46, 48, 68-81, 103-S. S. Curry Writings 108

35:90 7 109-116 S. S. Curry Writings

35:91 8 9, 47, 91, 96, 101, 104-107, Miscellaneous Authors' Writings 119-120, 124, 127, 133, 136147

OS:D 9-10 OS:16, 17, 19, 22-25, 31-32, Oversize items removed from 34, 36, 42, 50, 55, 147, 10, 25 respective folders

--1, 2, 3 1: Oversize items removed from folders 29, 31, and 36a-c;

2: Oversize items removed from folders 16, 17, and 20;

3: Oversize items: “Practical Gesture Expression”

35:92 11a 83, 91, Manuscript and Printed Volumes (1831, 1882, 1893, n.d.) 101, 127,

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135, 137, others

12a 130, 52, Manuscript and Printed Volumes (n.d.) 89a, others

12b 40, 28, Manuscript and Printed Volumes (n.d.) others