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System Number: 13325
Date: 2 May 1890
Author: Paul Beurdeley[1]
Place: Paris
Recipient: Stéphane Mallarmé[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B259b
Document Type: ALS[3]


2 Mai 1890

Mon cher maître -

Voici un mot de Ratier[4] l'avoué qui vous dira la cause du retard et ce qui se fera aujourd'hui même -

Rassurez notre grand ami[5] et croyez moi votre bien sincèrement dévoué

P. Beurdeley

avocat à la cour de Paris

64 rue de Rome

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My dear master

Here is a word from Ratier the lawyer which will tell you the reason for the delay and what is to happen this very day -

Reassure our good friend and believe me yours most faithfully

P. Beurdeley

lawyer at the Paris court


1.  Paul Beurdeley
Paul Beurdeley (1842-after 1902), advocate at the Cour d'Appel, Paris [more].

2.  Stéphane Mallarmé
Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), Symbolist writer and poet [more].

3.  ALS
On the verso is a letter from Mallarmé to JW (#00479).

4.  Ratier
Antoine ('Antony') Ratier (b. 1851), lawyer and politician [more].

5.  notre grand ami
ie, Whistler.