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System Number: 03972
Date: [22 November 1897][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: Stéphane Mallarmé[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M244
Document Type: AWS[3]


[telegraph form (Fr.):]

'Paris 22 nov 97'

Lundi -

Mon cher Poète -

Il fait beau! Venez donc diner ce soir - voulez vous? - J'aimerai bien vous parler - ainsi priez ces dames[4] avec mes meilleurs compliments de vouloir bien me ceder votre charmante compagnie pour cette fois! -

Tout a vous

[butterfly signature]

Disons pour 7h. 30!

[p. 2] Monsieur Stéphane Mallarmé
89. Rue de Rome
PARIS

[pre-paid stamp:] REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 50 / TELEGRAPHE

[postmark:] PARIS-80 / R. DU BAC / 1E 22 / NOV / 97


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Translation:

My dear Poet -

The weather is lovely! So come and dine with us this evening - would you? - I would very much like to speak to you - so ask the ladies with my highest compliments to be so kind as to give up your charming company on this occasion!

Entirely yours

[butterfly signature]

Let us say for 7.30!


Notes:

1.  [22 November 1897]
Dated from the postmark, and the date written in another hand on p. 1.

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

3.  AWS
Published in Barbier, Carl P., ed., Correspondance Mallarmé-Whistler: Histoire de la grande amitié de leurs dernières années, Paris, 1964 [GM, A.28], no. CLVII, p. 273.

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