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Wyse, William Charles Bonaparte (1826-1892) | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Name: Wyse, William Charles Bonaparte (1826-1892)

Historical Note:

Son of Sir Thomas Wyse of Ireland, William Charles Bonaparte Wyse became one of the guiding spirits of the Provencal literary movement known as Felibrige.  After Mistral and Aubanel, he can be rated as one of the half-dozen most important poets among the some two hundred writers engaged in this movement, and as one of the most creative in his use of form and symbolism.

He was for many years an intimate of Mistral, Roumanille, Donnadieu, and other felibres of the revival of Provencal poetry in the nineteenth century.


Letter from Bruce H. Mainous, Professor of French at the UIUC, to Robert B. Downs, Dean of Library Administration, dated Sept . 22, 1964, outlining his research interests in this collection.

Letter from Richard J. Loftus, Assistant Professor of English at the UIUC, to Miss Helen M. Welch, U of I Library, dated Sept. 19, 1964, recommending that the collection be purchased by the Library.

Note Author: Lesley Purnell

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