Documents associated with: Balzac, Honoré de
Record 4 of 6
System Number: 06860
Date: 7 December 
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W849
Document Type: ADS
Potage au homard -
Harengs - note au vin rouge -
Côtelettes de mouton, purée Champignons
Poulet à la Baltimore -
Mince Pies -
Compote de Poires -
Café. - Brie - Salade
[p. 2] Cyril Flower - G. A. Storey - Tissot - Allan Cole -
1. 7 December [1875?]
This dinner was recorded by A. S. Cole in his diary for 7 December 1875: 'Dined with Jimmy; Cyril Flower, Tissot, Storey. Talked Balzac- Père Goriot - Cousine Bette - Cousin Pons - Jeune Homme de Province à Paris - Illusions perdues.' Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, I, p. 189; see #12986.
The menu, written in French, comprised lobster soup, herrings (with a note of red wine), mutton cutlets with mushroom purée, Baltimore chicken with hominy, snipe, deep-fried savouries, mince pies, stewed pears, coffee, brie, salad.
3. Cyril Flower
The dinner guests were Alan Summerly Cole (1846-1934), textile expert and museum official [more], Cyril Flower (1843-1907), barrister, Liberal MP, 1st Baron Battersea [more], Jacques ('James') Joseph Tissot (1836-1902), painter and etcher [more], and George Adolphus Storey (1834-1919), portrait and genre painter [more].