Papers of Eden and Cedar Paul

Scope and Content

Diaries, 1914-17, 1928-9, and commentary on Epictetus, 1911-13, by Eden and Cedar Paul:

  • diary, mainly in the hand of Cedar Paul, Aug. 1914-June 1917, including lists of letters received and sent, notes of translations and other literary work undertaken, and two photographs. The label 'Imprimerie, Papeterie, Registres. Baltzer, 2, Rue Taine' appears on the inside upper cover.
  • Diary, Oct. 1928-Mar. 1929, in Paris, written by (fols. 1-6, 22-49) Eden Paul, and (fols. 6-22) Cedar Paul.
  • Notebook containing commentary on Epictetus, 1911-13, carbon typescript pasted in, continued in manuscript, also labelled 'Imprimerie, Papeterie, Registres. Baltzer, 2, Rue Taine'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Eden Paul (1865-1944) was an author. Cedar Paul (d. 1972) was a singer. The pair translated numerous works together, from French, German, Italian and Russian. See Who Was Who for details.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1997.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.