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System Number: 00295
Date: 24 April 1890
Author: Paul Beurdeley[1]
Place: Paris
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B71
Document Type: ALS


MAIRIE DE L'ÉLYSÉE

RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
LIBERTÉ-ÉGALITÉ-FRATERNITÉ

CABINET DU MAIRE

VILLE DE PARIS
8e ARRONDISSEMENT

PARIS,

LE 24 Avril 1890.

Mon cher Maître

Mille merci pour la belle et si parisienne eau forte que j'avais remarquée à l'Exposition Universelle[2]. Merci pour la dédicace du "Ten o'clock"[3]

J'ai vu hier Mr Ratier[4] et j'ai causé avec lui de votre affaire[5] - Le nécessaire sera fait et promptement

Toujours à vous, bien dévoué

P. Beurdeley


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Translation:

ELYSEE TOWN HALL

REPUBLIC OF FRANCE
LIBERTY-EQUALITY-BROTHERHOOD

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

CITY OF PARIS
8TH DISTRICT

PARIS,

24th April 1890

My dear Master

A thousand thanks for the beautiful and so Parisian etching which I noticed at the Universal Exhibition. Thank you for the dedication of the "Ten o'clock"

I saw Mr Ratier and we talked about your business. The necessary will be done and promptly.

Ever your devoted

P. Beurdeley


Notes:

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

2.  Exposition Universelle
Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1889.

3.  Ten o'clock
Whistler, James McNeill, Mr. Whistler's 'Ten O'clock', London, 1888.

4.  Mr Ratier
Antoine ('Antony') Ratier (b. 1851), lawyer and politician [more]; see his account of the action taken, #05107 and #05108.

5.  affaire
The suppression of copies of Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890.