portions Copyright © 2011 by the Museum Archive software project ·  All Rights reserved ·  E-Mail:
Home   |   By Name   |   By Keyword   |   By Category     
Chudnow Museum
Chudnow Museum
The Mystery of the Humbert Millions
  1. Details
  2. Images
  3. Conditions
  4. Events
  5. Provenance
  6. Notes


Object ID 002086

Object Name The Mystery of the Humbert Millions

Object Desc Printed paper booklet with cotton tied spine. Titled "The Myster of the Humbert Millions or The Queen of Parisian Swindlers". No. 95. The interior pages are about Count Carlos Roveredo.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002090

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Periodicals


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 7

Object Date 1902

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords periodicals,serials,Humbert Swindle,books,booklets,fiction,detective fiction,romance fiction,crime fiction,

Title The Mystery of the Humbert Millions

Sub-Title Or The Queen of Parisian Swindlers



Description / Abstract See Notes: The cover and content are for different stories. The cover describes a Parisian mystery, but the content is about Count Carlos Roveredo and his household in Madrid. It seems to be a romance.

Physical Description Paper booklet with black printing. Cover has text "No. 95 Premium Edition. Price 10 Cents" with a rectangular print at center with text "The Mystery of the Humbert Millions or The Queen of Parisian Swindlers" The background is Paris and 5 portrait illustrations of the characters. On lower edge of cover is text "S. Monroe, Publisher, / 56 S. Main Street, Oshkosh, Wis. First page is an illustration of a man photographing a woman. Text throughout booklet on both sides of pages. Back cover has advertisement for M'lle LeNormand's Fortune-Telling Cards from Barclay & Co.


Author Details






Publisher Details

Spine / Label


(click for full image)

Image Caption CMY2090



Date MAY 6,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes The paper is brittle and fragile. The spine is very worn with tears along edges and lower edge is loose and torn. Paper is yellowed. Areas of loss around edges. Tears around edges. The pages are loose from the spine as there is no fastener. Creases and tears on interior pages. Interior pages are yellowed and have tears along edges.




Date MAY 6,2014

Notes The cover and content are for different stories. During an Internet search, the cover title also is known as "The Humbert Hoax" and "The Humbert Swindle" and was printed in periodicals and newspapers. Nothing was founded through various searches based on the interior content and story. The cover and first page paper has a different texture to interior pages. Best guess is that these pieces were sewn together at a later time.