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System Number: 13440
Date: 27 August 1888
Author: Stéphane Mallarmé[1]
Place: Valvins par Avon
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: [Published][2]
Document Type: PLc


Valvins par Avon
Seine et Marne

Lundi 27 Août 1888

J'arrive du bout du monde pour moi si peu voyageur, mon cher Whistler; et ma première information humaine est pour l'Hôtel du Helder et si vous y êtes encore, et le souhait que Fontainebleau vous voie. Quelle malechance inouie nous avons eue là, ces dames[3] et moi, elles ont leur part dans le désir ici de connaître Madame Whistler[4].

Votre main

Stéphane Mallarmé


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Translation:

I am coming from what seems like the end of the world for me, not much of a traveller, my dear Whistler; and my first piece of human information is about the Hôtel du Helder and whether you are still there, and the wish for Fontainebleau to see you. What extraordinary bad luck we had there, these ladies and myself, and they too wish to meet Mrs Whistler here. Your hand

Stéphane Mallarmé


Notes:

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

2.  [Published]
Barbier, Carl P., ed., Correspondance Mallarmé-Whistler: Histoire de la grande amitié de leurs dernières années, Paris, 1964 [GM, A.28], p. 33, no. XVI.

3.  dames
Marie Mallarmé (b. 1835), née Gerhard, wife of Stéphane Mallarmé [more], and their daughter Stephanie Françoise Geneviève Mallarmé (1864-1919), later Mme Bonniot [more].

4.  Madame Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. Unfortunatly they had left Paris for Boulogne.