CUVILLIER-FLEURY Alfred-Auguste (1802-1887) precepteur du duc d'Aumale, publiciste, historien et critique (de l'Academie francaise).

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CUVILLIER-FLEURY Alfred-Auguste (1802-1887) precepteur du duc d'Aumale, publiciste, historien et critique (de l'Academie francaise).
36 L.A.S. "Cuvillier-Fleury" or "CF", Paris, Eu, Passy, Louveciennes, Allevard, Plombières 1830-1883; 85 pages in various formats, a few addresses or envelopes. Letters to his friend POGGIOLI, evoking in particular interventions with Marie-Amélie and the Prince of Joinville, and the studies of the Duke of Chartres (1830-1838)... He accepts the "mission" that SAINTEBEUVE entrusts to him to give an account of his Portraits in the Debates (10 April 1847), but regrets not being able to speak about Salvandy's work, because of a violent sore throat (3 January 1850)... Long and interesting political letter to a colleague: "France is sick, and [...] she does not want to get better" (April 5, 1850)... Replies to book mailings... He assures his friend SAINT-MARC GIRARDIN that he has often heard Louis-Philippe speak of him "as a possible minister, and I appointed Nisard only to make a play at Ste Beuve" (October 30, 1861)... Instructions for the binding of the Hours of Anne of Brittany belonging to the Duke of AUMALE (November 15, 1861)... Three letters to a friend about his academic candidacy: they mention Noailles, Falloux, Guizot, Villemain, Carné, Doucet, Ponsard, Berryer, Augier, Sacy, Vitet, Ségur, Montalembert, the two Broglie, etc... (April 1866)... Results of approaches to Michel Lévy (1867)... Various references to his colleagues in the Debates: Alloury, Janin, Paul Mesnard... December 22, 1883. Very beautiful farewell letter to the Duke of AUMALE, to be delivered after his death, expressing his "gratitude for this long and inexhaustible benevolence with which you have honoured my life, when after ten years as your master, I became for you a loyal and devoted servant"; he entrusts him with his dear wife... A minute's reply is attached, and 6 letters addressed to him or concerning him.
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