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L. E. Vibert Manuscript

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Vibert, L. E.
Title: L. E. Vibert Manuscript
Inclusive Dates: 1897
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Manuscript in French with English translation, about a Cardinal who takes dancing lessons.
Language: French with English translation.
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Nothing is known of the author of this piece or of the translator. The translation is dated 1897 with no name; the original manuscript is subscribed "L E Vibert" with no date.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The L. E. Vibert Manuscript consists of a four-page manuscript in French entitled "La leçon de maintien," with an accompanying English translation in another hand entitled "The Lesson of Deportment." The substance of the piece is a gentle mockery of a Cardinal who, having railed against dancing when he was an Abbot, is now taking dancing lessons so as to be able to mingle in high society.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Vibert, L. E.


Cardinals -- France.
Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Anecdotes.
Catholic Church -- Clergy -- France.
Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Humor.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts (document genre)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

L. E. Vibert Manuscript,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 12 Jan 2015
Revision history:

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SC 722 La leçon de maintien 1897, undated

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