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System Number: 03814
Date: [31 October 1891][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: Stéphane Mallarmé[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M148
Document Type: AWS[3]


[telegraph form (Fr.):]

Mon cher

nous nous sommes manqués ce matin. Je vous attendais toujours à l'hôtel! et vous chez les Belfond[4] -

Maintenant si Madame Mallarmé[5] peux [sic] me pardonner une réponse si retardée, je me ferais le grand plaisir de dîner avec vous - L'heure? - je suppose vers 7.30 -

[butterfly signature]

[p. 2] TÉLÉGRAMME [...]

Monsieur Stéphane Mallarmé
89. Rue de Rome
PARIS

[pre-printed stamp:] RÉPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 50 / TÉLÉGRAPHE
[postmark:] PARIS [...] R. [DE?] AGHOISTR[...] / T 31 / OCT / 91


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Translation:

My dear

we missed each other this morning. I was still waiting for you at the hotel! and you at Belfonds -

Now if Madame Mallarmé can forgive me sending so late a reply, it would be a great pleasure to dine with you - Time? - I imagine around 7.30 -


Notes:

1.  31 October 1891
Dated from postmark.

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

3.  AWS
Published by Barbier, Carl P., ed., Correspondance Mallarmé-Whistler: Histoire de la grande amitié de leurs dernières années, Paris, 1964 [GM, A.28], no. 59, p. 101.

4.  Belfond
Henri Belfond (fl. 1891-1894), lithographic printer [more]; see #03813.

5.  Madame Mallarmé
Marie Mallarmé (b. 1835), née Gerhard, wife of Stéphane Mallarmé [more].