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System Number: 06301
Date: [1 February 1897][1]
Author: Charles Whibley[2]
Place: Paris
Recipient: Stéphane Mallarmé[3]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W295
Document Type: AWS[4]


[telegraph form (Fr.):]

Lundi

7 Rue Garancière.

Mon cher ami,

Mademoiselle Moréno[5] me charge de vous dire que Marcel Schwob[6] va aussi bien qu'on peut l'attendre. Mais il souffre énormement et il est toujours très - faible. Cependant le docteur a l'air d'être content. Elle voudra vous écrire un mot elle-même, mais elle est toujours auprès de Schwob.

Revenons aux choses moins tristes. Demain je j'aurai le grand plaisir de vous serrer la main. En attendant, je vous remercie mille fois pour votre beau livre. C'est la critique de la vie mise en musique Tous nos compliments à Madame[7] et à Mademoiselle.

Toujours votre

Charles Whibley

Monsieur Stéphane Mallarmé.
89 Rue de Rome.
PARIS

[postmark:] PARIS [ ] / R. VAUGIRARD / T¦ 1 / FEVR / 97


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Translation:

My dear friend,

Miss Moreno charges me with the task of telling you that Marcel Schwob is doing as well as can be expected. But he suffers enormously and he is still very weak. However the doctor seems satisfied. She would like to write you a note herself, but she is constantly attending to Schwob.

On a brighter note, tomorrow (I) I will have the great pleasure of shaking your hand. Meanwhile, I thank you a thousand times over for your beautiful book. It is the criticism of life set to music All our compliments to Madame and Mademoiselle.

Yours ever

Charles Whibley


Notes:

1.  1 February 1897
Dated from the postmark.

2.  Charles Whibley
Charles Whibley (1859-1930), writer and journalist [more].

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

4.  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. CXLVII, p. 261.

5.  Mademoiselle Moréno
Not identified.

6.  Marcel Schwob
Marcel Schwob (1867-1905), writer [more].

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