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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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by Australasian Federal Convention, 1897-1898; New South Wales; South Australia; Victoria
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Vol. [1] First session, Adelaide, March 22 to May 5, 1897.- Vol. [2] Second session, Sydney, 2nd to 24th September, 1897.- Vol. [3 [and] 4] Third Session, Melbourne, 20th January to 17th March, 1898
Topics: Australia, Australia -- History, genealogy
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by Australasian Federal Convention, 1897-1898; New South Wales; South Australia; Victoria
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Vol. [1] First session, Adelaide, March 22 to May 5, 1897.- Vol. [2] Second session, Sydney, 2nd to 24th September, 1897.- Vol. [3 [and] 4] Third Session, Melbourne, 20th January to 17th March, 1898
Topics: Australia, Australia -- History, genealogy
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by Australasian Federal Convention, 1897-1898; New South Wales; South Australia; Victoria
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Vol. [1] First session, Adelaide, March 22 to May 5, 1897.- Vol. [2] Second session, Sydney, 2nd to 24th September, 1897.- Vol. [3 [and] 4] Third Session, Melbourne, 20th January to 17th March, 1898
Topics: Australia, Australia -- History, genealogy
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by Australasian Federal Convention, 1897-1898; New South Wales; South Australia; Victoria
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Vol. [1] First session, Adelaide, March 22 to May 5, 1897.- Vol. [2] Second session, Sydney, 2nd to 24th September, 1897.- Vol. [3 [and] 4] Third Session, Melbourne, 20th January to 17th March, 1898
Topics: Australia, Australia -- History, genealogy
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by Cahn, Michael; Verband der Deutschen Juden (Germany); Makower, Felix; Cahn, Michael
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Topics: Jews -- Germany History 1800-1933 Sources, genealogy
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by International Congress of Historical Sciences (4th : 1913 : London, England); Vinogradoff, Paul, Sir, 1854-1925
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Topics: Law -- History, genealogy
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by Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Title from added t.p. of v. 3. Vols. 1-2 were published under title: Antike schlachtfelder in Griechenland ... Vol. 3 has, besides the general t.-p., a special t.-p.: Antike schlachtfelder in Italien und Africa. Mit unterstützung der Kaiserlichen akademie in Wien herausgegeben von J. Kromayer und G. Veith
Topics: Battles, genealogy
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by Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Title from added t.p. of v. 3. Vols. 1-2 were published under title: Antike schlachtfelder in Griechenland ... Vol. 3 has, besides the general t.-p., a special t.-p.: Antike schlachtfelder in Italien und Africa. Mit unterstützung der Kaiserlichen akademie in Wien herausgegeben von J. Kromayer und G. Veith
Topics: Battles, genealogy
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by Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Title from added t.p. of v. 3. Vols. 1-2 were published under title: Antike schlachtfelder in Griechenland ... Vol. 3 has, besides the general t.-p., a special t.-p.: Antike schlachtfelder in Italien und Africa. Mit unterstützung der Kaiserlichen akademie in Wien herausgegeben von J. Kromayer und G. Veith
Topics: Battles, genealogy
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by Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Title from added t.p. of v. 3. Vols. 1-2 were published under title: Antike schlachtfelder in Griechenland ... Vol. 3 has, besides the general t.-p., a special t.-p.: Antike schlachtfelder in Italien und Africa. Mit unterstützung der Kaiserlichen akademie in Wien herausgegeben von J. Kromayer und G. Veith
Topics: Battles, genealogy
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by Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Title from added t.p. of v. 3. Vols. 1-2 were published under title: Antike schlachtfelder in Griechenland ... Vol. 3 has, besides the general t.-p., a special t.-p.: Antike schlachtfelder in Italien und Africa. Mit unterstützung der Kaiserlichen akademie in Wien herausgegeben von J. Kromayer und G. Veith
Topics: Battles, genealogy
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Topics: Jews, genealogy
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Topics: Gunpowder Plot, 1605, Catholics -- Great Britain, genealogy
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by Sastrow, Bartholomäus, 1520-1603; Fisher, H. A. L. (Herbert Albert Laurens), 1865-1940; Vandam, Albert Dresden, 1843-1903
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Topics: Reformation -- Germany, Germany -- History Charles V, 1519-1556, Germany -- Social life and...
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by Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany); Volbach, Wolfgang Fritz, 1892-1988
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Topics: Ivories -- Catalogs, Sculpture -- Berlin Catalogs, genealogy
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by Valdés, Juan de, d. 1541
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by Valentine, David Thomas
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Topics: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, genealogy
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by Vallejo, José Joaquín, 1811?-1858; Edwards, Alberto, 1874-1932
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Topics: Vallejo, José Joaquín, 1811?-1858, genealogy
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Topics: Louis XV, King of France, 1710-1774, Elizabeth, Empress of Russia, 1709-1762, genealogy
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by Varnhagen, Francisco Adolfo de, Visconde de Porto Seguro, 1816-1878
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: genealogy
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by Varnhagen, Rahel, 1771-1833; Duff-Gordon, Alexander Cornewall, Sir, 3rd bart., 1811-1872
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Topics: Europe -- Politics and government 1789-1815, Germany -- History 1806-1815, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Stuarts, 1603-1714, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Stuarts, 1603-1714, genealogy
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Topics: Vaud, genealogy
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635; Richard, C.
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Vol. 2. Die klügste Rache. Dianens Prüfungen. Die beiden unvermutheten Glücksfälle.- Vol. 3. Der Unglückliche aus gekränktem Ehrgefühl. Gusman der Schläger. Laura's Landhaus
Topic: genealogy
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by Veitch, John, 1829-1894
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Topics: Literary landmarks -- Borders of Scotland, Scottish literature -- History and criticism, genealogy
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Scottish poetry -- History and criticism, Literature and history -- Scotland, genealogy
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by Verband der Bäcker, Konditoren und Verwandten Berufsgenossen Deutschlands; Allman, O
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Topics: Bakers and bakeries -- Germany, Confectioners, Labor unions -- Germany History, genealogy
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by Verband der Bäcker, Konditoren und Verwandten Berufsgenossen Deutschlands; Allman, O
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Topics: Bakers and bakeries -- Germany, Confectioners, Labor unions -- Germany History, genealogy
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Topics: Art -- Societies, etc, Art -- Germany Berlin, genealogy
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Topics: Germans -- Foreign countries Periodicals, genealogy
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Topics: Germans -- Foreign countries Periodicals, genealogy
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Topics: Germans -- Foreign countries Periodicals, genealogy
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Topics: Germans -- Foreign countries Periodicals, genealogy
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Topics: Germans -- Foreign countries Periodicals, genealogy
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Topics: Germans -- Foreign countries Periodicals, genealogy
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Topics: Germans -- Foreign countries Periodicals, genealogy
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Topics: Germans -- Foreign countries Periodicals, genealogy
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Topics: Germans -- Foreign countries Periodicals, genealogy
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by Verein für Geschichte der Mark Brandenburg, Berlin; Preussische Historische Kommission
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Publication suspended 1944-1990
Topics: Brandenburg -- History Societies, etc, Prussia (Germany) -- History Periodicals, genealogy
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by Verein für Geschichte der Mark Brandenburg, Berlin; Preussische Historische Kommission
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Topics: Brandenburg -- History Societies, etc, Prussia (Germany) -- History Periodicals, genealogy
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by Verein für Geschichte der Mark Brandenburg, Berlin; Preussische Historische Kommission
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Publication suspended 1944-1990
Topics: Brandenburg -- History Societies, etc, Prussia (Germany) -- History Periodicals, genealogy
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by Verein für Geschichte der Mark Brandenburg, Berlin; Preussische Historische Kommission
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Publication suspended 1944-1990
Topics: Brandenburg -- History Societies, etc, Prussia (Germany) -- History Periodicals, genealogy
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by Verein für Geschichte der Mark Brandenburg, Berlin; Preussische Historische Kommission
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Publication suspended 1944-1990
Topics: Brandenburg -- History Societies, etc, Prussia (Germany) -- History Periodicals, genealogy
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by Verein zur Unterstützung hilfsbedürftiger jüdischer Studirenden.*
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Topic: genealogy
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by Verona, Guido da, 1881-1939
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Topic: genealogy
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by Vickers, Kenneth Hotham, 1881-
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Catherine, Saint, of Alexandria, genealogy
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by Victoria University of Manchester. Dept. of Education
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I. Syllabus of a course on the history of education in England, 1800-1911 (Professor Sadler)- II. A systematic review at the principles of education (Professor Findlay)- II. Landmarks in the history of education with special reference to the education of young children (Miss Caroline Herford)- IV. The mental and physical life of school children (Dr. Sandiford, Miss Rankine Brown, Miss M.A. Fountain). Appendix: General directions for students working in the Fielden School
Topic: genealogy
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by Viebig, Clara, 1860-1952
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Topic: genealogy
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by Vieira, António, 1608-1697; Almeida, Avelino de, 1873-; Santos Lourenço, M.
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At head of title: Avelino de Almeida e M. Santos Lourenço
Topic: genealogy
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by Vienna. Universität. Philosophische Gesellschaft
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Topics: Philosophy -- Societies, etc, genealogy
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by Viereck, Paul, 1865-1944
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Topics: Ostraka, genealogy
Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
Topic: genealogy
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Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
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by Villa Maior, Julio Maximo de Oliveira Pimentel, visconde de, 1809-1884.Â
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Topics: Poor, Charities, Poor laws, Agricultural colonies, Poor -- France, Poor laws -- France, genealogy
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Topics: Poor, Charities, Poor laws, Agricultural colonies, Poor, Poor laws, genealogy
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Topics: Poor, Charities, Poor laws, Agricultural colonies, Poor, Poor laws, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain. Land in Wales and Monmouthshire, Royal Commission on, Wales -- Land, genealogy
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Topics: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, genealogy
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by Vischer, Friedrich Theodor, 1807-1887
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1. Aus einer griedhischen Keise; Satyrische Zeichnung; Ein malerischer Stoff; Nachruf an Eduard Mörike's Grab, 6, Juni 1875; Rede bei der Einweihung seines Denkmals, 4 Juni 1880; Der Traum. Fine Studie zu der Schrift: Die Traumphantasie von Dr. Joh. Volkelt.- 2. Zur Vertheidigung meiner Schrift: Goethes Faust. Neue Beiträge zur Kritik des Gedichts, 1875; Gottfried Keller; Ein italienisches Bad; Noch ein Wort über Thiermiszhandlung in Italien.- 3. Alfred Rethel; Ludwig Weisser; Ein...
Topic: genealogy
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by Vischer, Friedrich Theodor, 1807-1887
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1. Aus einer griedhischen Keise; Satyrische Zeichnung; Ein malerischer Stoff; Nachruf an Eduard Mörike's Grab, 6, Juni 1875; Rede bei der Einweihung seines Denkmals, 4 Juni 1880; Der Traum. Fine Studie zu der Schrift: Die Traumphantasie von Dr. Joh. Volkelt.- 2. Zur Vertheidigung meiner Schrift: Goethes Faust. Neue Beiträge zur Kritik des Gedichts, 1875; Gottfried Keller; Ein italienisches Bad; Noch ein Wort über Thiermiszhandlung in Italien.- 3. Alfred Rethel; Ludwig Weisser; Ein...
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Topics: Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805, genealogy
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Topics: Savoy, House of, genealogy
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by Visvanatha Nyayapancanana Bhattacarya; Mahadeva Gagdhara Bkre
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Topics: Nyaya, genealogy
"Extracto da Historia e memorias da Academia Real das sciencias de Lisboa, nov. ser., Classe de sciencias moraes, etc., tomo X-parte I., tomo XI-parte-I., tomo XIII-parte I."
Topics: Painters, Painting, genealogy
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Topics: Tarnowska, Marie, Countess, genealogy
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by Vives, Juan Luis, 1492-1540
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Topics: Education -- History, England -- Education, genealogy
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Die Zeichnungen des Kindes und die zeichnende Kunst der Naturvölker, von Wilhelm Wundt.- Das Tragisché und die Dialektik des Handelns, von Jonas Cohn.- Wahrheit und Richtigkeit, von Bruno Bauch.- Von der critischen Dichtung zur Hamburgischen Dramaturgie, von Albert Köster.- Das Tragische als Grundgesetz des Lebens und der Kunst, im Anschlusz an Hebbels Denken und Dichtung, von Georg Witkowski.- Von unanschaulichen Wissen, von Hermann Schwarz.- Gotteserlebnis und Welterkenntnis, von...
Topics: Philosophy, genealogy
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Topics: Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy