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System Number: 03980
Date: [29 May 1898][1]
Author: Stéphane Mallarmé[2]
Place: Valvins
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M252
Document Type: ALS[3]


Valvins par Avon
Seine-et-Marne

Dimanche

cher Ami

Je passe, allant chercher mes Dames[4] pour les ramener ici, le prochain Mercredi à Paris et serais content de vous serrer la main rue du Bac, entre six et sept heures, après votre travail. Un mot me préviendrait, voulez-vous, rue de Rome, en cas que vous ne soyez pas maître de cet instant.

Sinon, vous verrez quelqu'un des forêts, entre le sanglier et le rossignol, qui est

votre

Stéphane Mallarmé


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Translation:

Dear Friend

I am spending next Wednesday in Paris, on my way to collecting my Ladies to bring them back here and would be pleased to shake your hand at rue de Bac, between six and seven o'clock, after your work. Please be so kind as to send a note to rue de Rome, to warn me if you are not master of that time.

If not, you will see someone from the forest, a cross between the boar and the nightingale, who is

your

Stéphane Mallarmé


Notes:

1.  [29 May 1898]
Dated from JW's reply, [31 May 1898], #03981.

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

3.  ALS
Published in Barbier, Carl P., ed., Correspondance Mallarmé-Whistler: Histoire de la grande amitié de leurs dernières années, Paris, 1964 [GM, A.28], no. CLXVI, p. 285.

4.  Dames
Marie Mallarmé (b. 1835), née Gerhard, wife of Stéphane Mallarmé [more], and her daughter.