LIFE AND WORK
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İ John Charlot 2003–2006
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My special thanks to those who have commented on the whole text or provided a variety of information: my siblings, Ann Marie Charlot de Mata Rojas, Martin Charlot, and Peter Charlot; Margaret Foster, Nancy Morris, Bernard Silve, Lew Andrews, and Caroline Klarr.
For invaluable information and kind hospitality, I thank Madame Florence de Chamborant, the current owner of the Pavillon de Sully, and Henri Cholet, who is doing research on that monument. Mr. and Mrs. Georges Dubuisson, the current owners of Villa Saint Louis, received me most graciously when I showed up unannounced before their home. Daniel Droulers provided valuable advice on and help with French sources. Bernadette Dieudonn provided information on La Collgiale Notre-Dame de Poissy. For French army information, I thank the Ministre de la Dfense, Service Historique de lĠArmee de Terre (SHAT), Vincennes, Le Colonel J. C. Aumoine, and Le Colonel F. Guelton. I thank also Mr. and Mrs. Dominique Girard. Andrew Crislip helped me with the history of Christianity. I thank especially Cynthia Lowe for her peerless copyediting and valuable stylistic recommendations. Marie-Jos Fassiotto found numerous errors in my French and in my English as well.
For library and archival research, I thank the staff of the Thomas H. Hamilton Library, University of HawaiĠi. Patricia Polansky provided information and contacts for Russian subjects. At the Muse Dpartmental Maurice Denis ÒLe PrieurÓ, I was helped graciously and often by Agns Delannoy, Conservator, and Marie El Cadi. More particularly, I thank Ms. Claire Denis and the Muse Dpartemental Maurice Denis ÒLe PrieurÓ for permission to use the materials in their possession: letter of Marie-Josphe de Frminville to Maurice Denis, April 10, 1919; letter of J. Commre to MD, April 28, 1919. Monique Cohen and Isabelle Rollet helped me at the Bibliothque Nationale de France. I thank Vincent Thauzies and lĠAbb Philippe Ploix of the Archives Historique de lĠArchevch de Paris, LĠEglise Catholique de Paris as well as Brother Michel Albaric OP, Archiviste de la Province dominicaine de France. I am grateful for help and permissions to use materials in the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin (Anita Brenner and Merle Armitage correspondence), the Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library (correspondence with the Yale University Press), the Archives of American Art, and the Notre Dame Archives. Acknowledgments for particular points are expressed at the relevant place in the text.