Manuscript Collections

Hottot Papers

Papers of A. Robert HOTTOT (1884-1939), explorer and collector

  • three boxes of material, relating mainly to Hottot’s three expeditions to French Equatorial Africa
  • the material includes correspondence, diaries, notebooks, loose notes, drawings, newspaper cuttings and miscellaneous ephemera

Related Resources

Collections of objects, photographs, etc.: Musée du Quai Branly; British Museum; Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford; Natural History Museum; Oxford University Museum of Natural History


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Copy-book headed ‘Mission ethnographique du Chari-Logone’, containing carbon copies of letters and other pieces relating to the Mission Hottot (or ‘Mission ethnographique du Kanem-Chari-Logone’) (1908–9).

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Envelope containing fifteen manuscript and printed maps showing various different regions of Central Africa (items a to q below):

 

a. Printed map titled ‘AFRIQUE (Région centrale): AGADEZ’ (published 1896).

 

b. Printed map titled ‘CARTE DU CONGO FRANCAIS’ (published 1897).

 

c. Printed map titled ‘MISSION MOLL: LE TCHAD: Aspect général en fin Avril 1904’ (published 1906).

 

d. Untitled manuscript map drawn by Robert Hottot showing the location (and names in Arabic) of different types of big game north-east of Lake Chad (1908).

 

e. Printed map titled ‘Compagnie Belge Maritime du Congo (SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME): TRACÉ DE ROUTE’.

 

f. Untitled manuscript map drawn by Robert Hottot showing Lake Tumba (1908).

 

g. Manuscript map drawn by Robert Hottot titled ‘Carte des zones d’habitat des populations du Cercle de la Kémo’ (1908).

 

h. Manuscript map drawn by Robert Hottot titled ‘Cer[c]le de Fort Archambault’ (1908).

 

i. Manuscript map drawn by Robert Hottot titled ‘Carte de la région Fort-Sibut Nord-Ouest’ (1908).

 

j. Untitled manuscript map drawn by Robert Hottot showing the Kanem region north-east of Lake Chad (1908).

 

k. Untitled manuscript map drawn by Robert Hottot showing the Fort Archambault and Baguirmi regions of southern Chad (1908).

 

l. Untitled manuscript map drawn by Robert Hottot showing a region of south-western Chad (1908).

 

m. Manuscript map drawn by Robert Hottot titled ‘Région Est du lac Iro’ (1908).

 

n. Manuscript map drawn by Robert Hottot titled ‘Carte du Cercle du Kanem’, 26 November [1908] (misdated 1907).

 

o. Printed map titled ‘MISSION TILHO: LAC TCHAD: Aspect en Avril 1908 tel qu’il résulte des levés faits de Novembre 1907 à Mai 1908’ (published 1910).

 

p. Manuscript notes by Robert Hottot headed ‘Route de Ft Lamy à Ft Pradié (Bir Alali): Généralités’.

 

q. Manuscript notes by Robert Hottot titled ‘Renseignements divers sur les différents itinéraires du Cercle du Kanem’.

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[Five reels of film taken by Robert Hottot at Angkor Wat in Cambodia (1911) – transferred to PRM Film Collections.]

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[Envelope containing nineteen photographic prints and two film negatives – transferred to PRM Photograph Collections: see 1994.62.750–.770.]

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Envelope containing fourteen postcards, with dates from June 1906 to February 1907 (items a to n below):

 

a. Postcard of the harbour in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 13 June 1906.

 

b. Postcard of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife, from Paul Richez to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), undated, postmarked 13 June [1906].

 

c. Postcard of houses in La Matanza in Tenerife, from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 13 June 1906.

 

d. Postcard of houses in Freetown (‘FREETOWN - Sierra Leone./ Congo Town: a creek’), from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 18 June 1906.

 

e. Postcard of Kingtom Bridge in Freetown (‘FREETOWN - Sierra Leone./ [V]iew of the west ward from Kingtom bridge’), from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 18 June 1906.

 

f. Postcard of Susan’s Bay in Freetown (‘FREETOWN - Sierra Leone. - A [V]iew of Susan’s Bay’), from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 18 June 1906.

 

g. Postcard of people washing clothes (‘Congo/ Lavadeires sur la rive à Boma’), from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 25 June 1906.

 

h. Postcard of the customs office in Kinshasa (‘Congo. - BRAZZAVILLE. - Bureaux des Douanes à Kinshassa’; ‘Cliché Vialle’), from [?] to Albert Marion (in Brazzaville), undated, postmarked 13 October 1906, forwarded to Paris.

 

i. Postcard of Mount Teide in Tenerife (‘Pico Teide des Matanzas/ Tenerife’), from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 30 January 1907.

 

j. Postcard of the Hotel Pino de Oro in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, signed by [?], 30 January 1907.

 

k. Postcard of the harbour in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (‘Puerto de Sta. Cruz de Tenerife’), signed by [?], 30 January 1907.

 

l. Postcard of women washing clothes (‘Sierra Leone - Freetown - Women Washing Clothes’; photograph by W. S. Johnston), from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 4 February 1907.

 

m. Postcard of two women (‘Femmes Mayumbe tatouées./ Congo/ Mayumbe’; photograph by R. Visser), from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 14 February 1907.

 

n. Postcard of the Pont Colbert in Dieppe (‘DIEPPE. - Le Pont du Pollet - L.L.’), from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Paris), undated, postmarked 15 [?] 1907.

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Notebook headed ‘Mission ethnographique du Kanem-Chari-Logone’, a catalogue of objects and specimens numbered from 1 to 388, with a diary kept by Robert Hottot from 1 January to 28 February 1909.

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Envelope containing loose handwritten notes, relating mainly to objects and specimens collected by Robert Hottot during the Mission Hottot (or ‘Mission ethnographique du Kanem-Chari-Logone’) (1908–9).

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Notebook headed ‘Mission ethnographique du Kanem-Chari-Logone’, a diary kept by Robert Hottot from 4 February to 31 December 1908.

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Envelope containing loose handwritten notes, relating mainly to objects and specimens collected by Robert Hottot during the Mission Hottot (or ‘Mission ethnographique du Kanem-Chari-Logone’) (1908–9), including a list of objects and specimens given by Robert Hottot to the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris.

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Notebook titled ‘Carnet de Chasse’, a list of animals shot by Robert Hottot while hunting in French Equatorial Africa in 1907.

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Diary kept by Robert Hottot from 4 June to 9 November 1906.

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Four notebooks, which together form a diary kept by Robert Hottot from 4 February to 15 May 1907 (items a to d below):

 

a. Notebook headed ‘1e volume/ Sierra-Leone à Sanghila’, the first part of a diary kept by Robert Hottot, covering 4 February to 22 March 1907.

 

b. Notebook headed ‘Deuxième cahier’, the second part of a diary kept by Robert Hottot, covering 23 March to 19 April 1907.

 

c. Notebook headed ‘3e volume/ de Djoudou/ à La Likouala Essoubi’, the third part of a diary kept by Robert Hottot, covering 20 April to 12 May 1907.

 

d. Notebook headed ‘4e volume/ de la Likouala Essoubi/ à [blank]’, the fourth part of a diary kept by Robert Hottot, covering 12 May to 15 May 1907.

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Notebook titled ‘Carnet de Visites’, with a diary kept by Robert Hottot from 6 February to 2 March 1908.

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Postcard from Adolphe Aine to Renée Hottot (in Esvres-sur-Indre), 27 October 1914.

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Postcard of ‘Le Pont Beaurepaire’ in Verdun, from Adolphe Aine to Andrée Aine (in Esvres-sur-Indre), undated.

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Letter from Andrée Aine to Renée Hottot, 10 November 1914.

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Letter from Andrée Aine to Renée Hottot, undated.

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Letter from M. Aine to Andrée Aine, 9 August 1914.

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Letter from M. Aine to Renée Hottot, 18 September 1915.

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Letter from M. Aine to Renée Hottot, 7 October 1915.

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Letter from E. Aine to Robert Hottot, 25 August 1914.

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Letter from E. Aine to Robert Hottot, 4 September 1914.

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Letter from E. Aine to Robert Hottot, 18 July 1915.

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Letter from Hélène Aine to Robert Hottot, 4 August 1914.

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Letter from Hélène Aine to Renée Hottot, 14 November 1914.

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a. Letter from Prosper Augouard to Robert Hottot, 11 October 1906.

 

b. Business card of Prosper Augouard (enclosed with letter).

 

c. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot, unstamped.

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a. Letter from Prosper Augouard to Robert Hottot, 23 February 1907.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, unstamped.

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Letter from Prosper Augouard to Robert Hottot, 31 December 1907.

2/16

Postcard of the ‘Cour d’honneur rue des Petits-Champs’ at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, from Alexandre Cortada to Robert Hottot (in Brazzaville), undated.

2/17

a. Letter from Adolphe Cureau to Robert Hottot, 4 July 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot, unstamped.

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a. Letter from Georges Barbat to Robert Hottot, 14 May [1908] (misdated 1907).

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Mongoumba, postmarked 18 May 1908.

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a. Letter from Georges Barbat to Robert Hottot, 29 May [1908] (misdated 1907).

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Mongoumba, postmarked 30 May 1908.

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a. Letter from Georges Barbat to Robert Hottot, 25 September 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Fort Archambault, unstamped.

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a. Letter from Henri [Bard] to Robert Hottot, 28 January 1907.

 

b. Gelatin silver print of Henri [Bard]’s boat moored at Triel-sur-Seine (enclosed with letter).

 

c. Postcard of ‘Les Mureaux’ in Meulan, from Henri [Bard] to Robert Hottot, undated (enclosed with letter).

 

d. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 28 January 1907.

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a. Letter from [?] Bodion to Robert Hottot, 25 July 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Fort Sibut, postmarked 25 July 1908.

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Postcard of a thirteenth-century painting in Cologne (‘Evangéliaire de Saint-Martin de Cologne’), from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), undated, postmarked 10 October 1907.

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a. Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 20 February 1908.

 

b. Postcard of the ‘Quai Malaquais et statue de Voltaire’ in Paris, from Honoré Champion to Robert Hottot, undated (enclosed with letter).

 

c. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville.

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a. Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 28 February 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 28 February 1908.

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a. Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 7 March 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 9 March 1908, forwarded to Bangui.

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a. Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 10 March 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 10 March 1908.

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a. Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 17 March [1908].

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 17 March 1908.

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a. Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 25 March 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 25 March 1908.

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Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 2 April 1908.

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Postcard of the ‘Grand Hôtel d’Europe’ in Rome, from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 18 April 1908.

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a. Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 30 May 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 30 May 1908.

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a. Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 24 July 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 25 July 1908.

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a. Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 30 July 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 31 July 1908, forwarded to Bangui.

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a. Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 12 August 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 12 August 1908.

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Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 28 August 1908.

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a. Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 15 September 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 16 September 1908, forwarded to Rueil.

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a. Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 9 October 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 10 October 1908, forwarded to Rueil.

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a. Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 29 October 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 30 October 1908, forwarded to Rueil.

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a. Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 19 November 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 19 November 1908, forwarded to Rueil.

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Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 5 December 1908.

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Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 7 December 1908.

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Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 1 January 1909.

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Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 1 February 1909.

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a. Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 21 August [1909].

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Lyon, postmarked 21 August 1909.

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Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 14 October 1909.

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Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 22 February 1910.

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Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 8 March 1910.

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Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 17 April 1915.

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Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 26 April 1915.

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Postcard (‘A L’USAGE DU MILITAIRE’), from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot (in Esvres-sur-Indre), 8 June 1915.

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Postcard of a group of French soldiers, from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 18 September 1915.

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Letter from Édouard Champion to Robert Hottot, 9 November 1915.

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Letter from A. Charpentier to Robert Hottot, 28 February 1907.

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a. Letter from A. Charpentier to Robert Hottot, 23 February 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot, postmarked 24 February 1908.

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Postcard of the château of Amboise (‘CHÂTEAU D’AMBOISE’), from A. Charpentier to Robert Hottot, undated, postmarked 22 June 1908.

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a. Letter from A. Charpentier to Robert Hottot, 20 September 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot, postmarked 20 September 1908, forwarded to Rueil.

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Letter from A. Charpentier to Robert Hottot, 15 December 1908.

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a. Letter from [?] Chelle to Robert Hottot, 15 March 1907.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 15 March 1907, forwarded to Paris.

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a. Letter from F. Cros to Robert Hottot, 9 May 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Fort Lamy, postmarked 9 May 1908.

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Letter from René Delestre to Robert Hottot, 22 September 1909.

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Letter from René Delestre to Robert Hottot, 21 October 1909.

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Letter from S. Détrie to Renée Hottot, 14 September [?].

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Letter from Rupert D’Oyly Carte to René Sergent, 27 January 1910.

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Letter from Rupert D’Oyly Carte to René Sergent, 15 February 1910.

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Letter from David H. Drake-Brockman to Robert Hottot, 30 December 1909.

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Letter from Digby L. Drake-Brockman to Robert Hottot, 6 January 1910.

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Postcard from Alphonse Foucher to Robert Hottot (in Esvres-sur-Indre), undated, postmarked 28 February 1915.

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Letter from Alphonse Foucher to Robert and Renée Hottot, 17 July 1915.

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Letter from Armand Fumouze-Albespeyres to [Robert Hottot], 11 December 1907.

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Letter from Armand Fumouze-Albespeyres to Robert Hottot, 22 January 1908.

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Letter from Armand Fumouze-Albespeyres to Robert Hottot, 29 February 1908.

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Letter from Armand Fumouze-Albespeyres to Robert Hottot, 8 May 1908.

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Letter from Armand Fumouze-Albespeyres to Robert Hottot, 9 December 1908.

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Postcard of the ‘Rue du Pont et Rue de Brest’ in Lorient, from Gabriel-Marie Gaillot to Robert Hottot (in Brazzaville), undated, postmarked 4 April 1907.

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Letter from Gabriel-Marie Gaillot to Robert Hottot, 9 January 1908.

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a. Letter from Gabriel-Marie Gaillot to Robert Hottot, 15 January 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Rueil, postmarked 15 January 1908.

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a. Letter from Gabriel-Marie Gaillot to Robert Hottot, 20 April 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 20 April 1908.

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a. Letter from Gabriel-Marie Gaillot to Robert Hottot, 20 July 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Zinga, postmarked 21 July 1908.

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a. Letter from Gabriel-Marie Gaillot to Robert Hottot, 2 September 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Bangui, postmarked 5 September 1908, forwarded to Rueil.

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a. Letter from Gabriel-Marie Gaillot to Robert Hottot, 24 February 1909.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot, postmarked 25 February 1909, forwarded to Rueil.

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Letter from Gabriel-Marie Gaillot to Robert Hottot, 5 September 1914.

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Postcard from Jeanne Gaillot to Pierre Gaillot (in Lisieux), 7 [September 1914].

2/84

Letter from Pierre Gaillot to Robert Hottot, 15 January [1915].

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Letter from [?] to Renée Hottot, 24 September 1914.

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Letter from A. Guinard to Robert Hottot, 16 January 1908.

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a. Letter from Georges Guinard to ‘Monsieur le Chauffeur de Monsieur Hottot’, 13 February 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to ‘Monsieur le Chauffeur de Monsieur Hottot’ in Rueil, postmarked 13 February 1908.

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Letter from A. Guinard to Robert Hottot, 23 February 1908.

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Letter from A. Guinard to Robert Hottot, 8 April 1908.

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Letter from A. Guinard to Robert Hottot, 23 April 1908.

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a. Letter from A. Guinard to Robert Hottot, 20 August 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Fort Lamy, postmarked 21 August 1908.

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a. Letter from A. Guinard to Robert Hottot, 23 March 1909.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Dakar, postmarked 23 March 1909, forwarded to Rueil.

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Letter from [Lewis Heath] to Robert Hottot, undated [1910].

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a. Letter from J. H. Hormond to Robert Hottot, 12 September 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 15 September 1908, forwarded to Rueil.

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a. Letter from C. Hottot to Robert Hottot, 8 October 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 8 October 1906, forwarded to Paris.

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Letter from Clément Hottot to Robert Hottot, 11 September [1908].

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Letter from C. Lancrenon to Robert Hottot, 18 July [1907].

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Letter from C. Lancrenon to Robert Hottot, 11 December 1907.

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a. Letter from C. Lancrenon to Robert Hottot, 15 January 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Rueil, postmarked 15 January 1908.

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Letter from C. Lancrenon to Robert Hottot, 3 February 1908.

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Letter from C. Lancrenon to Robert Hottot, 23 June 1908.

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Letter from C. Lancrenon to Robert Hottot, 23 September 1908.

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a. Letter from [?] Lefebvre to Robert Hottot, 7 August 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Fort Archambault.

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a. Letter from [?] Lefebvre to Robert Hottot, 22 November 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Fort Lamy, unstamped.

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Letter from Charles Le Gouay to Robert Hottot, 19 August 1906.

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Letter from John A. W. MacMullen to Robert Hottot, undated [1910].

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a. Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 1 March 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Rueil, postmarked 1 March 1906.

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a. Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 17 March 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Rueil, postmarked 18 March 1906.

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a. Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 24 March 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Rueil, postmarked 27 March 1906.

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a. Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 11 April 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Rueil, postmarked 12 April 1906.

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a. Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 18 April 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Rueil, postmarked 1 May 1906.

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a. Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 21 June 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 25 June 1908.

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Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 5 July 1906.

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a. Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 12 July 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, unstamped.

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a. Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 18 July 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 20 July 1906.

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a. Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 23 July 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, unstamped.

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Postcard of the animal fair (‘La Marche aux Bestiaux’) in Avranches, from Robert Hottot to Albert Marion, 8 August 1906.

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Postcard of a building called ‘La Tourelle’ in Avranches, from Robert Hottot to Albert Marion, 8 August 1906.

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Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 4 September 1906.

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a. Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 10 September 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Liranga, postmarked 14 September 1906.

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a. Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 16 September 1906.

 

b. Receipt for the employment of porters, 16 September 1906

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Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 26 December 1906.

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Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 30 December 1906.

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a. Letter from Albert Marion to Robert Hottot, 24 January 1907.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 24 January 1907.

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Envelope addressed to Albert Marion.

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Envelope addressed to Albert Marion, postmarked 20 July 1908.

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Envelope addressed to Albert Marion, postmarked 22 August 1908.

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Letter from P. Mary to Robert Hottot, 21 March 1907.

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a. Letter from M. Messager to Robert Hottot, 30 March 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 30 March 1908.

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Letter from M. Messager to Robert Hottot, 20 July 1908.

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Letter from M. Messager to Robert Hottot, 8 December 1908.

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Letter from M. Messager to Robert Hottot, 7 March 1909.

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Letter from M. Messager to Robert Hottot, 17 February 1910.

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Letter from Loraine Pears to Robert Hottot, 18 March 1910.

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Letter from A. Plantier to Robert Hottot, 8 September 1908.

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Letter from Francisco Portella Guinaraes to Robert Hottot, 2 November 1907.

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Letter from Léon Poutrin to [Robert Hottot], [28 December 1907].

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Letter from Léon Poutrin to [Robert Hottot], undated.

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Letter from Léon Poutrin to Robert Hottot, 14 April 1909.

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a. Letter from Léon Poutrin to Robert Hottot, [?] April 1909.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Rueil, postmarked [?] April 1909.

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Letter from Léon Poutrin to Robert Hottot, 27 April 1909.

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Letter from Léon Poutrin to Robert Hottot, undated.

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Letter from Léon Poutrin to Robert Hottot, undated.

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Letter from Léon Poutrin to Robert Hottot, undated.

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Letter from Léon Poutrin to Robert Hottot, undated.

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Letter from O. Praskin to Robert Hottot, 16 July 1906.

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Letter from George Reeves-Smith to René Sergent, 2 January 1910.

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Letter from George Reeves-Smith to René Sergent, 26 January 1910.

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Letter from [?] Repoux to Robert Hottot, 13 September 1907.

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Letter from [?] Repoux to Robert Hottot, 8 January 1908.

2/151

Letter from [?] Repoux to Robert Hottot, undated.

2/152

Letter from Paul Richez to Robert Hottot, 24 January 1907.

2/153

a. Letter from Paul Richez to Robert Hottot, 29 January 1907.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 30 January 1907.

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a. Letter from Paul Richez to Robert Hottot, 22 March 1907.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 22 March 1907, forwarded to Paris.

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Letter from Paul Richez to Robert Hottot, 24 April 1907.

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a. Letter from Paul Richez to Robert Hottot, 16 May 1907.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 16 May 1907, forwarded to Paris.

2/157

a. Letter from Paul Richez to Robert Hottot, 23 May 1907.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 23 May 1907, forwarded to Paris.

2/158

Letter from Paul Richez to Robert Hottot, undated.

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Note comprising a medical remedy from Paul Richez to Robert Hottot, undated.

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a. Letter from Paul Richez to Robert Hottot, 23 April 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot, postmarked 23 April 1908.

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Letter from Paul Richez to Robert Hottot, 29 September [?].

2/162

Postcard of Eugène Delacroix’s painting of Medea in the Musée du Louvre in Paris, from Paul Richez to Robert Hottot, 1 January 1909, forwarded to Paris.

2/163

Letter from Paul Rivet to Robert Hottot, 6 June 1909.

2/164

a. Letter from Renée Sergent to Robert Hottot, 14 October 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 15 October 1906, forwarded to Paris.

2/165

Postcard from René Sergent to Robert Hottot (in Brazzaville), undated, postmarked 8 June 1908.

2/166

a. Letter from Renée Sergent to Robert Hottot, 14 December 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 15 December 1908, forwarded to Rueil.

2/167

a. Letter from Renée Sergent to Robert Hottot, 10 March 1909.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 10 March 1909.

2/168

Letter from J. A. Simson to Robert Hottot, 22 December 1909.

2/169

Letter from J. A. Simson to Robert Hottot, 4 January 1910.

2/170

a. Letter from J. A. Simson to David H. Drake-Brockman, 28 February 1910.

 

b. Envelope addressed to David H. Drake-Brockman in Dalhousie, unstamped.

3/1

Receipt for expenditure by Robert Hottot, Léon Poutrin and Albert Guinard on food, accommodation, etc., Matadi, undated (March 1908).

3/2

Receipt for expenditure by Georges Barbat on food, accommodation, etc., Matadi, undated (February 1908).

3/3

Receipt for expenditure by Robert Hottot and Paul Richez on transport, Kinshasa, 30 June 1906.

3/4

a. Letter from [?] Vitter to Robert Hottot, 6 July 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, unstamped.

3/5

a. Letter from [?] to Robert Hottot, 17 January 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Paris, unstamped.

3/6

Letter from [?] to Robert Hottot, 17 September 1906.

3/7

Receipt for expenditure by Robert Hottot on various items, Libreville, 9 October 1906.

3/8

Receipt for expenditure by Robert Hottot on coffee, Kinshasa, 12 October 1906.

3/9

Lunch menu from the steamship Bruxellesville, 26 January 1907.

3/10

Receipt for expenditure by Robert Hottot on food, Brazzaville, 27 February 1907.

3/11

Receipt for expenditure by Robert Hottot on a rifle and ammunition, Brazzaville, 23 February 1907.

3/12

‘CERTIFICAT D’ORIGINE’, a purchase certificate for objects bought by Robert Hottot, Brazzaville, 15 May 1907.

3/13

Receipt for expenditure by Robert Hottot on cloth, ammunition, etc., 18 March 1908.

3/14

‘LAISSEZ-PASSER’ made out for Renée Hottot to travel with her son from Cavalaire-sur-Mer to Aix-en Provence, 18 July 1918.

3/15

Letter from [?] to Robert Hottot, 1 February 1909.

3/16

Receipt for expenditure by Robert Hottot on food, accommodation, etc., Bangui, 1 February 1909.

3/17

‘CERTIFICAT DE RÉSIDENCE’ declaring Robert Hottot the owner of 53 avenue de Paris at Rueil, 20 June 1905.

3/18

Two receipts for expenditure, Brazzaville, 20 July 1905.

3/19

Financial statement, Antwerp, 9 February 1910.

3/20

Two published half-tone photographs of Robert Hottot, one of which is captioned ‘M. ROBERT HOTTOT (With a Pygmy Woman)’, from unidentified publications.

3/21

‘CARTE D’ÉLECTEUR’, a voting slip made out to Robert Hottot, Esvres-sur-Indre, 26 April 1914.

3/22

‘Certificat d’Exemption’ made out to Robert Hottot, exempting him from military service, 16 March 1915.

3/23

‘Sauf-Conduit’ made out for Robert Hottot to travel from Esvres-sur-Indre to Paris, 30 May 1915.

3/24

‘Sauf-Conduit’ made out for Robert Hottot to travel from Esvres-sur-Indre to Paris, 7 July 1915.

3/25

Cutting from an unidentified newspaper, with mention of ‘Hottot, touriste’ joining the passenger ship Paraguay at Matadi, undated [1906].

3/26

Cutting from the newspaper La Dépêche de Brest, 7 February 1908, with a short entry about the Mission Hottot (or ‘Mission ethnographique du Kanem-Chari-Logone’) titled ‘Une mission française au Congo’ (p.2).

3/27

Cutting from the newspaper L’Eclair, 2 February 1908, with a short entry about the Mission Hottot (or ‘Mission ethnographique du Kanem-Chari-Logone’).

3/28

Cutting from the newspaper Le Petit Temps, 7 February 1908, with a short entry about the Mission Hottot (or ‘Mission ethnographique du Kanem-Chari-Logone’).

3/29a

Annotated proofs for an article by Jacques de Nouvion titled ‘La Mission Robert Hottot’ which appeared in Le Monde Illustré.

3/29b

Annotated proofs for an article by Jacques de Nouvion titled ‘La Mission Robert Hottot’ which appeared in Le Monde Illustré.

3/30

Edition of Le Monde Illustré, 29 August 1908, which includes an article by Jacques de Nouvion titled ‘La Mission Robert Hottot’ (p.132).

3/31

Letter from Léon Poutrin to [Robert Hottot], undated.

3/32

Draft of a letter from Robert Hottot to [?], undated.

3/33

Piece of paper with notes by Robert Hottot.

3/34

Piece of paper with notes by Robert Hottot.

3/35

Piece of paper with notes by Robert Hottot.

3/36

Letter from [?] to [Robert Hottot], 19 [?] 1906.

3/37

Letter from Achille Frédon to [Robert Hottot], 19 August 1906.

3/38

Postcard from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 17 October 1906.

3/39

Letter from [?] to Robert Hottot, undated, postmarked 7 December 1906.

3/40

Postcard from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 4 February 1907.

3/41

Postcard from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 16 February 1907.

3/42

Postcard from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Paris), 16 February 1907.

3/43

Postcard from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Paris), 16 February 1907.

3/44

Postcard from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 16 February 1907.

3/45

Postcard from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 16 February 1907.

3/46

Postcard from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 16 February 1907.

3/47

Letter from [?] Vasseur to [Robert Hottot], 27 March 1907.

3/48

Postcard from O. Praskin to Robert Hottot (in Brazzaville), 17 April 1907.

3/49

Postcard of the ship Lorient (‘LORIENT – NAVIRE SORTANT DU PORT’), from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Brazzaville), undated, postmarked 4 April 1907.

3/50

a. Letter from [?] to Robert Hottot, 17 December 1907.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Rueil, postmarked 18 December 1907.

3/51

a. Letter from [?] to Robert Hottot, 13 August 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot, postmarked [?] August 1908.

3/52

a. Letter from Achille Frédon to Robert Hottot, 8 December 1907.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Paris, postmarked 13 December 1907.

3/53

a. Letter from [?] to Robert Hottot, 30 July 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 3 August 1906, forwarded to M’Bamou.

3/54

a. Letter from [?] to Robert Hottot, 3 August 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 3 August 1906, forwarded to M’Bamou.

3/55

Postcard of a painting by Maurice Lévis of the sun setting over Lake Victoria (‘COUCHER DE SOLEIL SUR LE LAC VICTORIA NYANZA (VIA MOMBASA)’), from C. Bravé to Robert Hottot (in Rueil), 16 May 1909.

3/56

Letter from [?] to Robert Hottot, 16 May 1908.

3/57

Letter from [?] to Robert Hottot, 10 May 1908.

3/58

a. Letter from G. Prokos to Robert Hottot, [?] June [1908].

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot, postmarked 16 June 1908.

3/59

Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot on board the steamship Bruxellesville, unstamped.

3/60

Draft of a letter from Robert Hottot to [?], 7 June 1909.

3/61

Postcard of a group of French soldiers (‘Souvenir de la Campagne 1914’), from [?] to Robert and Renée Hottot, 11 November 1914.

3/62

Letter from Andrée Aine to Renée Hottot, 28 March 1915.

3/63

Draft of a letter from Renée Hottot to Jacqueline Delange, 27 April 1952.

3/64

Envelope addressed to Renée Hottot in Oxford, postmarked 29 May 1952.

3/65

Notebook initialled ‘RH’, containing used and unused envelopes (items 66 to 79 below).

3/66

Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 18 March 1907, forwarded to Paris.

3/67

Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Paris, postmarked 17 January 1907.

3/68

Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 19 March 1907, forwarded to Paris.

3/69

Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 16 March 1908.

3/70

Unused envelope.

3/71

Unused envelope.

3/72

Postcard from [?] to Robert Hottot (in Matadi), undated, postmarked 20 October 1906.

3/73

Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, unstamped.

3/74

Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Bombay, postmarked 24 February 1910.

3/75

Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Delhi, postmarked 1 April 1910, forwarded to Bombay.

3/76

Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Paris, postmarked 9 February 1910.

3/77

Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 3 August 1906.

3/78

a. Receipt for expenditure by Robert Hottot on customs charges, Matadi, 29 June 1906.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Thysville, unstamped.

3/79

a. Business card of Arthur Jeuniaux.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot on board the steamship Léon XIII, unstamped.

3/80

a. Letter from Edmond Perrier to Robert Hottot, 26 December 1907.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Paris, postmarked 27 December 1907, forwarded to Rueil.

3/81

a. Letter from Edmond Perrier to Robert Hottot, 18 January 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Rueil, postmarked 18 January 1908.

3/82

Letter from Edmond Perrier to Robert Hottot, 18 January 1908.

3/83

Letter from [?] to Émile Dupont, 27 January 1908.

3/84

Letter from Charles Bayet to Robert Hottot, 30 January 1908.

3/85

Letter from [?] to Émile Dupont, [January] 1908.

3/86

Edition of the newspaper Le Figaro, 1 February 1908, with a short entry about the Mission Hottot (or ‘Mission ethnographique du Kanem-Chari-Logone’) (p.2).

3/87

Cutting from the newspaper Le Soleil, 2 February 1908, with a short entry about the Mission Hottot (or ‘Mission ethnographique du Kanem-Chari-Logone’) titled ‘Mission du Chari-Logone’ (p.6).

3/88

Printed piece with address details for the Mission Hottot and sponsor, probably a luggage label.

3/89

‘TRACÉ DE ROUTE’, an annotated printed map showing the route which Robert Hottot took to reach the Congo (February 1908).

3/90

a. Letter from [?] Van Damme to Robert Hottot, 27 February 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot on board the steamship Bruxellesville, unstamped.

3/91

Letter from [?] Millot to Robert Hottot, [?] 1908.

3/92

Letter from [?] to Robert Hottot, 10 October 1908.

3/93

Letter from Edmond Perrier to Robert Hottot, 8 May 1909.

3/94

Statement concerning Robert Hottot’s staying in M’Bamou, signed by [?] Marin, M’Bamou, 5 October 1906.

3/95

Receipt for expenditure by Robert Hottot and Paul Richez on food, transport, etc., Brazzaville, 9 October 1906.

3/96

Receipt for expenditure by Robert Hottot and Paul Richez on food, 11 October 1906.

3/97

‘CERTIFICAT D’ORIGINE’, a purchase certificate for ivory bought by Robert Hottot, Brazzaville, 11 October 1906.

3/98

‘PERMIS D’EXPORTATION’, an export licence for coffee bought by Robert Hottot, Kinshasa, 12 October 1906.

3/99

Receipt for expenditure by Robert Hottot on food and accommodation, Matadi, 21 October 1906.

3/100

a. Shooting permit made out to ‘Monsieur A. R. Hottot’, for the state of Chamba, 6 March 1910.

 

b. Receipt enclosed with a shooting permit, 6 March 1910.

3/101

Piece of paper with annotated drawings by Robert Hottot, showing metal spearheads, throwing knives and three lizards painted on house walls.

3/102

Letter from [?] to Robert Hottot, 2 March 1907.

3/103

a. Letter from [?] to Robert Hottot, [?] February 1908.

 

b. Envelope addressed to Robert Hottot in Brazzaville, postmarked 24 February 1908.

3/104

Postcard of a Teke woman and child (‘CONGO FRANÇAIS. - Femme et Enfant Batékés’; ‘Collection J. Audema’).

3/105

Postcard of a woman and child from Loango (‘Congo - BRAZZAVILLE. - Femme de Loango allaitant son enfant’; ‘Cliché Vialle’).

3/106

Postcard of a Pande chief named Gara (‘CONGO FRANÇAIS. - Gara, Chef des Pandés à Bania’; ‘Collection J. Audema’).

3/107

Collection of twenty-four postcards (items a to x below):

 

a. Postcard of a Bangala woman (‘CONGO FRANÇAIS. - Femme Bangala, Fleuve Congo’; ‘Collection J. Audema’).

 

b. Postcard of a Senegalese soldier (‘CONGO FRANÇAIS. - Tirailleur Sénégalais au Congo’; ‘Collection J. Audema’).

 

c. Postcard of two men (‘Nain et homme Bacotjé/ Congo Litoral’; photograph by R. Visser).

 

d. Postcard of a steamer on the Chiloango River (‘En bateau sur le chiloango. Congo Litoral’; photograph by R. Visser).

 

e. Postcard of people on a beach (‘Un déjeuner à la plage./ Congo Litoral’; photograph by R. Visser).

 

f. Postcard of two men fighting (‘Un pugilat (Bacotjé). Congo Litoral’; photograph by R. Visser).

 

g. Postcard of a burial (‘Enterrement chez les Bacotjé. Le cercueil, parti postèrieure. Congo Litoral’; photograph by R. Visser).

 

h. Postcard of chimpanzees and three power figures (‘Chimpansés et Fétisch, un ensemble de beautés. Congo/ Mayumbe’; photograph by R. Visser).

 

i. Postcard of a woman clearing land for plantation (‘Femme planteur, préparation du terrain./ Congo/ Mayumbe’; photograph by R. Visser).

 

j Postcard of a village chief (‘Un chef reconnu par le Gouvernement. Congo/ Mayumbe’; photograph by R. Visser).

 

k. Postcard of people unloading a canoe (‘Afrique Occidentale - SÉNÉGAL - Bords du Fleuve à Kaédi un jour de Courrier’; ‘Collection Générale Fortier Dakar’).

 

l. Postcard of women washing in a river (‘Afrique occidentale Française/ SÉNÉGAL - Sur les bords du Fleuve’; ‘Collection Fortier, Dakar’).

 

m. Postcard of two women from Waalo (‘SÉNÉGAL - Femmes de Oualo’; ‘Fortier, Phot. Dakar’).

 

n. Postcard of Serer children (‘Afrique Occidentale - SÉNÉGAL - Cereres-Nones’; ‘Collection Générale Fortier Dakar’).

 

o. Postcard of a Serer woman (‘Afrique occidentale Française/ SÉNÉGAL - Jeune Fille Cérère’)

 

p. Postcard of the oasis of Hann in Dakar (‘Afrique Occidentale - SÉNÉGAL/ DAKAR - Hann’; ‘Collection Générale Fortier, Dakar’).

 

q. Postcard of the Palais du Gouvernement in Dakar (‘Afrique occidentale Française - SÉNÉGAL/ DAKAR - Anse Bernard’; ‘Collection Fortier, Dakar’).

 

r. Postcard of Dakar (‘DAKAR - Panorama’; ‘Fortier. phot. Dakar’).

 

s. Postcard of Dakar (‘Afrique occidentale Française - SÉNÉGAL/ DAKAR - Panorama B (Pointe); ‘Collection Fortier, Dakar’).

 

t. Postcard of a Fula woman (SÉNÉGAL - GUINÉE - Jeune Foulah’; ‘Fortier. Phot., Dakar’).

 

u. Postcard of Malinke people and houses (‘Afrique occidentale Française/ HAUTE-GUINÉE - Tam-Tam “Malinké”’; ‘Collection Fortier, Dakar’).

 

v. Postcard of a Fula woman (‘Afrique Française - GUINÉE - (FOUTA-DJALON)/ Jeune Femme Foulah’; ‘Collection Générale Fortier, Daka[r]’).

 

w. Postcard of two Fula women (‘Afrique Occidentale - GUINÉE - Femmes Foulahs’; ‘Collection Générale Fortier, Dakar’).

 

x. Postcard of Koulikoro (‘Afrique Occidentale - SOUDAN - KOULIKORO, vu du Niger’; ‘Collection Générale Fortier, Dakar’).



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