Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Bruneau mss., 1890-1919, are the letters of Louis Charles Bonaventure Alfred Bruneau, 1857-1934, critic and composer, to Hilaire Noel Sebastien Clement Janin, 1862- , author, to his wife Mme Blanche (Coulon) Clement Janin, fl. 1912, singer with the Opera Comique, and to Louis Gallet, 1835-1898, librettist. Many of the letters are concerned with Emile Zola, 1840-1902, author, his wife, Mme Alexandrine (Meley) Zola, -1925, and operas based on Zola's works. The letters to Gallet were written chiefly from 31 rue Fortuny or 11 bis rue Victe. The letter of January 24, 1891, carries pencilled notes in which he speaks of love of country.

Other correspondents are Sarah Bonheur, fl. 1911, professor of music at the Opera Comique, to Clement Janin; and Mme Berthe Auguez de Montalant, fl. 1925, cantatrice who received many honors, to Mme Clement Janin about Adolphe Boschot, 1871-1955, author of a volume on the life and works of Bruneau.

Collection size: 18 items

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.