Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935

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The Dreyfus Affair was the controversy after the treason conviction (1894) of Captain Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935), a French general staff officer, who was later acquitted. Fernand Labori was his lawyer.

From the description of Correspondence and documents concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1889-1931. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78435080

Alfred Dreyfus was a French army officer, born October 19, 1859 in Mulhouse, France.

Dreyfus was educated at the Ecole polytechnique and after entering military service, he rose to the rank of captain in 1889. While assigned to the War Ministry, Dreyfus was accused of selling military secrets to the Germany. The legal preceedings were based on insufficient evidence, but public opinion and the French Press, largely anti-semitic at the time were biased against Dreyfus. He was sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island in 1894. The Dreyfus affair split France in two between conservative and progressive forces. On January 13, 1898, the novelist Emile Zola wrote an open letter published on the front page of "Aurore" under the headline, "J'Accuse" in which he accused the army of covering up its mistaken conviction of Dreyfus. More trials followed, but it was not until 1899 that Alfred Dreyfus was declared innocent of the charges. Alfred Dreyfus died July 12, 1935 in Paris.

From the description of Alfred Dreyfus collection, 1897-1997. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 52539522

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referencedIn Monson, Edmund, Sir, 1834-1909. Papers, 1853-1903. Ohio University, Alden Library
referencedIn Esterhazy, Ferdinand Walsin, 1847-1923. Manuscripts relating to the Dreyfus Affair, 1899-ca. 1918. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Freystätter, Martin,. Captain Freystätter correspondence concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1899-1902, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Toute la vérité : manuscript, [189-?]. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Collection of newspaper and journal clippings, posters, leaflets and circulars, relating to the Dreyfus affair, 1897-1962 [microform]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Barrès, Maurice, 1862-1923. Papers concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1826-1908. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Bruno Weil Collection, 1854-1965 Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Agor, Yaʻaḳov. 880-01 Draifus. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Agor, Yaʻaḳov. 880-01 Reproductions of Alfred Dreyfus. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908. Papers of Louise Chandler Moulton [manuscript] 1874-1908. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn James, Henry, 1843-1916. Autograph letter signed : London, to Emile Zola, 1898 Feb. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Alden Green papers, circa 1981-1999 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Bloy, Léon, 1846-1917. Je m'accuse ... : manuscript, 1900. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn [Alfred Dreyfus pamphlet collection] [microform]. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Papers of the Maccabeans, 1891-1964 University of Southampton Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Delhorbe, Cécile. L'affaire Dreyfus et les écrivains français ... University of Chicago Library
referencedIn France. Assemblée nationale (1871-1942). Chambre des députés. Collection of extracts from the Journal officiel (19 nov. 1896-29 juin 1901) relating to the Dreyfus affair [microform]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Dreyfus Affair periodicals collection, 1891-1906 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935. Correspondence and documents concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1889-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Brandeis University. Library. Léon Lipschutz Collection of Dreyfusiana and French Judaica, 1796-1902. Brandeis University Library
referencedIn Cotel, Morris Moshe. Dreyfus : opera in two acts / music by M.M. Cotel ; libretto by Mordecai Newman. Peabody Conservatory, Arthur Friedheim Library
referencedIn Photographs of French political figures and government officials associated with the Dreyfus Affair, ca. 1899. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Zola, Émile, 1840-1902. Le cinquième acte : manuscript, [1899] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Hahn, Reynaldo, 1875-1947. Letters to Madeleine-Jeanne Coll Lemaire, 1894-1917. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn [Magazine depictions of the Dreyfus Trial, 1898]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935. Correspondence and documents concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1889-1931. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Wilkes, Donald E. Georgia advocate issue, 1994. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Scrapbooks of mounted newspaper clippings relating to the Dreyfus Affair, 1897-1899 [microform]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn James, Henry, 1843-1916. Papers of Henry James [manuscript], 1876-1915, 1930-1939. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn [Selected works about the Dreyfus affair on microfilm] [microform]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Scrapbooks of mounted newspaper clippings relating to the Dreyfus Affair, 1894-1901 [microform]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Berger, Adolph, ca. 1820-1912. Scrapbooks, 1854-1912. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Green, John Alden. John Alden Green papers, circa 1981-1999. American Primers
referencedIn Seid, Martin J.,. The Dreyfus Affair : scrapbook, 1899. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Labori, Fernand, 1860-1917. Papers concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1894-1933. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Kohns, Lee, d. 1927,. Lee Kohns memorial collection, ca. 1400-ca. 1900. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn [Alfred Dreyfus : pamphlet collection]. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Lee Kohns collection, ca. 1400-ca. 1900 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Toute la vérité : manuscript, [189-?]. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Max James Kohler Papers, 1765-1963 (bulk 1888-1935) American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Papers concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1826-1908 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Holls, Frederick William, 1857-1903. Frederick William Holls papers, 1880-1903. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Stock, Pierre Victor, 1861-,. Letters concerning Affaire Dreyfus ... Magor, 1899-1903. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Zola, Émile, 1840-1902. Correspondence concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1898-1899. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Stanton, Theodore. Dreyfus trial cablegrams, 1899. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Dreyfus affair periodicals collection, 1891-1906. Brown University, Brown University Library
creatorOf Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935. Alfred Dreyfus collection, 1897-1997. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Postcards relating to the Dreyfus Affair, ca. 1894-1906. Boston Athenaeum
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associatedWith Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828 person
associatedWith Coquelin, Constant, 1841-1909, person
associatedWith Cotel, Morris Moshe. person
associatedWith Delhorbe, Cécile. person
associatedWith Dreyfus, Lucie, person
associatedWith Esterhazy, Ferdinand Walsin, 1847-1923, person
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associatedWith Green, John Alden. person
associatedWith Guyot, Yves, 1843-1928, person
associatedWith Hahn, Reynaldo, 1875-1947. person
associatedWith Holls, Frederick William, 1857-1903. person
associatedWith James, Henry, 1843-1916. person
associatedWith Kohler, Max J. (Max James), 1871-1934 person
associatedWith Kohns, Lee, 1864-1927 person
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associatedWith Labori, Fernand, 1860-1917, person
associatedWith Monson, Edmund, Sir, 1834-1909. person
associatedWith Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908. person
associatedWith Picquart, Marie Georges, 1854-1914, person
associatedWith Reinach, Joseph, 1856-1921, person
associatedWith Seid, Martin J., person
associatedWith Stanton, Theodore. person
associatedWith Stock, Pierre Victor, 1861-, person
associatedWith Zola, Émile, 1840-1902. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
French Guiana--Devil's Island
Devil's Island (French Guiana)
France
France
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Political posters, French
Press and politics--19th century
Penal colonies--19th century
Antisemitism--History--19th century
Antisemitism--19th century
French wit and humor, Pictorial
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Birth 1859-10-09

Death 1935-07-12

French

French

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