Documents associated with: Mallarmé, Marie
Record 26 of 40
System Number: 06624
Date: [3 November 1894]
Author: Beatrix Whistler
Recipient: Stéphane Mallarmé
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W618
Document Type: ALS
110 Rue du Bac
My dear Monsieur Mallarmé:
I have just heard from Charles Whibley that you have not received my letter - which I sent to you at Valvin - to thank you for the Barley sugar - You must have thought me very rude - It was so very kind of you to send it -
So many letters have not reached their destination lately - that we begin to think the servant who has gone - forgot to post them - Although he did not forget to charge for the stamps!!
With kindest regards to Madame & Mad[e]moiselle Mallarmé -
Monsieur Stephane Mallarmé
Rue du Rome. 89.
[postmark:] PARIS 80 / R. DU BAC / 6E 3 / NOV / 94
1. 3 November 1894
Dated by the postmark.
Published in Barbier, Carl P., ed., Correspondance Mallarmé-Whistler: Histoire de la grande amitié de leurs dernières années, Paris, 1964 [GM, A.28], no. CXXVIII, p. 224.
Mallarmé lived at Valvins.
7. Barley sugar
This may have been intended to soothe her sore throat and give her energy; she was ill, with cancer, although the fatal consequences may not have been appreciated at this date (see #03390).