Perhaps you should turn to the University of Rennes. Prof. Guillotel is
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From: "B.M.COOK" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 8:05 PM
Subject: Help or advice please.
> With some trepidation, I am asking for help from List Members, or at any
> rate advice on how I might proceed. I hope this will not be considered out
> of order, but I am getting desperate.
> I am handicapped by being an Independent Scholar, and while I am a member
> the University of London Institute of Historical Research, I have no
> to academic inter-library loans facilities. I am thus dependent on the
> public library.
> Eighteen months ago I applied for a French doctoral thesis which it is
> essential that I read. After a year I was informed that the book was
> unavailable. (When I trained as a librarian in the 1960s I was taught to
> that if a book was published it was obtainable on ILL anywhere, given time
> ...) I then wrote to the Librarian of the French University to check if
> book actually existed and if my citation was correct. It does. It was.
> However, the Librarian (quite properly) would not lend it to me personally
> but only through the international Inter Library Loan system. I took full
> documentation, plus the letters with translation back to my public library
> and said "Please try again." Six months has passed. Zilch. I do not know
> the problem is with the British Library or with the Bibl. Nat.....
> Probably I am being unreasonably impatient, but I have critical need to
> that thesis. Is there any List Member, domiciled in Paris or off to Paris
> for a study session who could help me ? My personal circumstances preclude
> trip to Paris myself at the moment.
> This is the book: It is a thesis for which a doctorate was awarded in July
> 1973 by the Centre d'Histoire du Droit . &c, Université Panthéon-Assas
> II. HUBERT GUILLOTEL: Les actes des ducs de Bretagne (AD 944-1148)
> A letter written to the author (in English ...) in 1999 received no
> Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
> Brenda M. Cook