Phillipe Veyrin Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BAQ025

Scope and Contents

BSQAP 0062 1994-2003

BSQAP 0065 1935

-History about castles of Iparralde

-History of the family

-History of Zuberoa and Iparralde.

BSQAP 0066 1925-1930

Several documents collected to write a history of Iparralde. Among them, a scroll from 18th century.

BSQAP 0067 1700s-1800s

Original documents about historical events held in Iparralde. Among them, another scroll from 18th century.

BSQAP 0068 1800s-1900s

Several original maps and documents about Iparralde. Among them, documents from Agusti Chaho.

BSQAP 0069 1800s

Notes about several historical issues of Nafarroa Behera

BSQAP 0070 1935

Drafts of a history of Iparralde

BSQAP 0071 1935

-Information about several historical issues of Iparralde.

-Notes collected for a bibliography in history of Iparralde

BSQAP 0072 1935

Information and notes about historical events of Iparralde.


  • 1700s-1935


Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site.

Biographical / Historical

Philippe Veyrin (1900-1962) was a French painter and historian who specialised in Basque topics. Although he was born in Lyon, he moved to Donibane-Lohitzune at the age of two, after his mother’s death. Even though, because of health issues, he did not finish his university studies, he became a prominent bascophile. Together with Ramiro Arrue and major Boissel, he founded the Basque and History Museum of Baiona in 1922.

He was a recognised painter, and held exhibitions in Paris, Baiona and Donibane-Lohitzune. Most of his paintings show rural landscapes of the French Basque Country. As a historian, he researched the Basque people. His most notable work was “Les basques de Labourd, de Soule et de Basse-Navarre. Leur histoire et leurs traditions”, which was published by the Basque Museum in Baiona and reissued several times. He received the Hercule-Catenaci prize from the French Academy in 1949. He worked together with several experts in Basque topics, such as José Miguel de Barandiaran and Aita Donistia, and published studies in English, French, Spanish and local journals.


AUÑAMENDI. Veyrin, Philippe [online]:


2 Cubic Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials



Documents, maps, notes and information about historical events of Iparralde. It also includes Family history, history of castles from Iparralde and history of Zuberoa and Iparralde

Related Archival Materials

There are several "Guernika" newspaper copies containing articles by Phillipe Veyrin in Francisco Gorritxo Archive, BSQAP 0126, Folder 4, copies Juillet-Septembre 1950, Enero-Marzo 1951, Julio-Septiembre 1952 and Octubre-Diciembre 1953.

A guide to the papers of Phillipe Veyrin.
Irati Urkitza Ansoleaga, Iñaki Arrieta Baro
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Jon Bilbao Basque Library Repository

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