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System Number: 05856
Date: [24 April/May 1867][1]
Author: Mairie du [XI] Arrondissement, Paris[2]
Place: Paris
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T201
Document Type: PD/MS


No. 38.
      MAIRIE DU        ARRONDISSEMENT.

      REÇU DE M                  LA
      SOMME DE              POUR LE PRIX
      DE LA BIÈRE QUI DOIT ÊTRE EMPLOYÉE À L'INHUMATION
      DE M

            PARIS, LE                  186

TYP. CHARLES DE MOURGUES FRERES. — 2624.

[p. 2] Mr Traer[3]
XI arrondnt Cimetiere / de l'Est. Année 1867
1149
rue Alibert, 10 -[4]

Plaque[5] / 11.f 6=


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Translation:

No. 38.
      TOWN HALL        DISTRICT.

      RECEIVED FROM MR                   THE
      SUM OF              FOR THE PRICE
      OF THE BIER WHICH IS TO BE USED IN THE BURIAL
      OF MR

            PARIS, THE                  186

[p. 2] Mr Traer[6]
XI District East / Cemetery 1867
1149
rue Alibert, 10 -[7]

Plaque[8] / 11.f 6=


Notes:

1.  [24 April/May 1867]
This document must date from after the death of J. Traer (see below).

2.  Mairie du [XI ] Arrondissement, Paris
The Arrondissment is listed on the verso.

3.  Mr Traer
James Reeves Traer (ca 1834 - d.1867), partner in F. S. Haden's medical practice [more]. Traer died suddenly on 23 April of alcohol related causes, during a trip to Paris. This led to a quarrel between JW and Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), surgeon and etcher, JW's brother-in-law [more]. Haden arranged for Traer's burial, with what JW and his brother William regarded as unseemly haste. On 26 April, a violent row took place between the brothers-in-law in a Paris café and Haden fell (or allegedly was pushed by JW) through a plate glass window. Both JW and Haden were members of the Burlington Fine Arts Club and in the aftermath of the Traer affair, Haden campaigned for JW to be excluded from the club (JW to L. Huth, #02240).

4.  rue Alibert, 10
Written in another hand.

5.  Plaque
The last two lines are written in a third hand.