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Henri Antoine Jules-Bois papers

Identifier: BUSC-1996-003

Scope and Contents

This collection documents Juiles-Bois' writing, especially his poetry. It contains poetry, journal entries, newspaper clippings, a complete version and drafts of “Saint Albert, ” drafts of “Louis Veuillot,” notes, and personal papers.


  • Creation: 1899 - 1943


Conditions Governing Access

This collection has been reviewed for restrictions and is open for research.

Biographical Note

Henri Antoine Jules-Bois was a scholar known for his plays, poetry, novels and published articles. His writings were exemplary of his interests in experimental psychology, spiritualism (including Catholicism and Hindu philosophy), occultism, theosophy, astronomy, and metaphysics, as well as a “latent idealism.”

Jules-Bois was born in Marseilles, France in 1869. He earned A.B. and B.Sc. degrees at the College of St. Ignatius at Aix-en-Provence and Montpellier. He received his Ph.D. and Litt.D. degrees at the College de France and the Sorbonne. His dissertation entailed research on the “superconscious.”

In his lifetime, Jules-Bois' numerous writings were affected both creatively and profoundly by his aforementioned interests. Some of his writings included: The Eternal Doll, The New Era, Restless Womanhood, The New Sorrow, The Guture Couple, Mysteries of Evil, Lesser Religions of Paris, The Invisible World, Hyppolitus Crowned, The Fury, The Two Helens, Nail, The Modern Prodigy, The Divine in Man, The Ship, The Eternal Return and the book on which he was working upon his death, The Psychology of the Saints.

Jules-Bois also did a spiritual pilgrimage, and belonged to societies of Astronomy and Psychology. He served as a lecturer and goodwill ambassador in Spain and then in the United States during World War I. Subsequently, Jules-Bois remained in the United States where he coined the term “interpatriotism” in his studies on internationalism and promoted the idea of a “United States of Europe.” He, further, served as a correspondent for a number of newspapers and contributed to several magazines including The Catholic World and The Commonweal. Jules-Bois died in 1943. He had been honored as an Officer of the Legion of Honor of France, Officer of the Order of the Savior, Commander of the Phenix Order of Greece, Knight of the Order of Leopold of Belgium, and Commander of Nichan-Ifticar of Tunisia.


0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials




Henri Antoine Jules-Bois was a spiritualist scholar known for his plays, poetry, novels and published articles. This collection documents Jules-Bois' writing, especially his poetry.


The collection is arranged into 3 series, containing poetry, his prose writings, and personal materials.

Related Materials

There are additional Jules-Bois papers held at Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository.

Jules-Bois was acquainted with Padraic Colum, whose collection is also held by the Binghamton University Special Collections.

Processing Information

The collection was organized and described by Carina Bandhauer, a graduate student intern in the Special Collections department in 1996. In 2023, Madison White, Archival Processing Manager, rehoused, consolidated, and updated the description for the collection.

Guide to the Henri Antoine Jules-Bois papers
Carina Bandhauer and Madison White (Archival Processing Manager)
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Repository Details

Part of the Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections Repository

Binghamton NY 13902 USA