Lebaudy Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of Amicie Lebaudy including correspondence, mainly in support of Paul Droulde and Gabriel Syveton, 1899-[1905]; personal diary, 1900-1908; notes by Lebaudy and correspondence relating to Dr Leon Petit and Soeur Candide, [1910]-[1912]; biography of Lebaudy and typed copy of an article 'Le Gaulois 30 Mai 1890'.

Papers of the Sanatorium du Mont des Oiseaux in Hyres, France, [1900-1909], including hospital registers, account books, invoices, letter book, correspondence of Dr Leon Petit including with Amicie Lebaudy, appointment books, equipment inventories, press cuttings, papers relating to the liquidation of the Sanatorium, and 34 photo plates showing different views of the Sanatorium.

Correspondence in English relating to the Lebaudy Collection at the Bodleian Library, 1912-1914.

Administrative / Biographical History

Amicie Lebaudy was the wife of Jules Lebaudy, she wrote works on the Jansnisme under the pseudonym of Guillaume Dall. Following her husband's death she devoted her income to social works including the restoration of the abbey of Port-Royal-of-Fields and the building of the Kereon lighthouse. She was a supporter of La Ligue de la patrie franaise and was also involved in the 'Syveton affair'.

The Sanatorium du Mont des Oiseaux was established in [1906] by Dr Petit, a physician in San Salvadour, to accommodate adults, (San Salvadour was intended for children). The architect was A. Glna. Shortly before the 1914-1918 war, the sanatorium became the property of the Red Cross and hosted the war wounded. In the late 1960s it was converted into houses.


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Acquisition Information

Transferred from Coutts Bank, 1989.

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Custodial History

Previously held at the Bodleian Library between 1912 and 1950.