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System Number: 06624
Date: [3 November 1894[1]]
Author: Beatrix Whistler[2]
Place: Paris
Recipient: Stéphane Mallarmé[3]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W618
Document Type: ALS[4]

110 Rue du Bac

My dear Monsieur Mallarmé:

I have just heard from Charles Whibley[5] that you have not received my letter - which I sent to you at Valvin[6] - to thank you for the Barley sugar[7] - 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[8] -

Very sincerely

Beatrix Whistler

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Monsieur Stephane Mallarmé
Rue du Rome. 89.
E. V.
[Stamp removed]
[postmark:] PARIS 80 / R. DU BAC / 6E 3 / NOV / 94


1.  3 November 1894
Dated by the postmark.

2.  Beatrix Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

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

4.  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. CXXVIII, p. 224.

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

6.  Valvin
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).

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