Count Itwa bound manuscript

Count Itwa bound manuscript

Dates: 1851-1863

Handwritten and bound manuscript in French entitled "LES FOLIES D'UN PENSEUR" (The Foolishness of a Thinker). The item contains various writings on philosophical topics such as the process by which authors are inspired, and how men come to worship God. It also contains some thoughts on the human condition. These are followed by a long dissertation on Napoleon (1769-1821) and Napoleon III (1808-1873). The author writes about the latter's politics, character, and morality. Following these are thoughts on places such as Nice and Belgium and comments on music, poetry, and other arts. On the inside cover of the book is a bookplate inscribed "Antverpia - Ex Libris Emile Dilis."

  • Extent: 1 v. (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Itwa, Count
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1361
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in French.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Count Itwa bound manuscript must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 1361; Count Itwa bound manuscript; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1361, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Acquisition Information
Subject Terms
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821; Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873; Belgium--History--1830-1914--Sources; Correspondence; Material Types; Music--Europe--19th century; Nice (France)--History--Sources; Poetry, Modern--Europe--19th century
Genre / Form
Belgian poetry (French); Dissertations, Academic; Essays; Letters; Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Count Itwa bound manuscript
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Patsy Shin Hernandez
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:08-0700
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Biographical History

Belgian count, philosopher, and political thinker.

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