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Pierre Danchin Papers 1937-1938



Repository: Knox College Special Collections and Archives
Creator: Pierre Danchin
Title: Pierre Danchin Papers Manuscript Collections
Dates: 1937-1938
Quantity: 1 box
Identification: Manuscripts #194
Language: English

Biographical Notes

Pierre Danchin ((19xx – )) lived in Lille, France, but attended Knox College and the Sorbonne, Paris. During World War II he joined the resistance group Defense de la France after the Nazi invasion of France and worked as a courier and interpreter. Later during the war he joined Temoinage Chretien in Besançon. After the war he was Professor of English at the University of Nancy II and served there as president as well. He is noted especially for his work 17th and 18th century English plays. .

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Pierre Danchin received a scholarship to attend Knox College in 1937-1938 when he was nineteen. During the year at Knox, his letters home included observations on the United States and other topics. Mr. Danchin spoke at Knox in 1988 and in 1995. He donated photocopies of the letters and some resistance leaflets for this collection. The letters were translated by Knox students in 1990 and later were compiled in an honors project, Letters Home to France, by Juliet Youngren. Archives/Knox/LD/2816/.Y6/1991 .

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Donor: Pierre Danchin

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