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This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of members of the Durand family, including Augusto Durand and José Durand. Also included are papers of Augusto’s friend and colleague, Dr. Ricardo Flores. The collection spans from the mid-nineteenth century to José Durand’s death in 1990. Materials include correspondence, postcards, diaries, manuscripts, photographs, literary drafts, notebooks, and certificates.
The collection contains paper files from the later decades of Gümpel's career, including correspondence (notably, correspondence with Michel Huglo), transcriptions of medieval treatises, as well as notes, notebooks and index cards on various manuscripts. Near the end of his life, Gümpel was working on an edition of the anonymous 12-13th century treatise Diologus de musica, and there are many items related to this work in progress.
The correspondence and other papers of the American Lenore Mooney (1859-1941), dating especially from her time as a relief worker in Paris during World War I. There are many letters to Mooney from French soldiers and others victimized by the war, as well as a substantial correspondence with nephew Charles E. Bayly, Jr., an ambulance driver with the American Field Service who subsequently served as sous-lieutenant in the French army.