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Record 16 of 65

System Number: 09894
Date: [30 March 1895][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Jonathan Sturges[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ
Call Number: Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Gen. MSS, CO 140, Box WH, Whistler Folder
Credit Line: Published with permission of Princeton University Library
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac -

Friday night -

My dear Jonathan! -

I am of opinion that decidedly you should be present - Voila - Now I am also of opinion that Mirbeau's[3] address is a little late for this coming Saturday (as ever is) - and thus therefore they, that is he and Vielé Griffin[4] should be given more time -

So I propose the next Sunday - April 7. for the breakfast - 12 o'clock - here -

Will you tell Griffin if you see him - I shall of [p. 2] course also write him an "official" note of invitation - By that time also we may hope for fine weather - coffee in the garden and other developments! - For I hear that my letter appears today in the Pall Mall[5] - It has been kept back in order that it may appear at the same moment with two others - a second one I believe from QC[6]. and one from the Law Times[7] - whatever that may be -

Ainsi[8] donc à dimanche en huit -

If you are able, come in any how the next Sunday afternoon - at about 5 - to tea. The ladies[9] will be at home - and glad to see you -

Agréez[10], Monsieur Jonathan, l'assurance de tous mes sentiments distingués et dévoués -

[butterfly signature]

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Jonathan Sturges - Esq
Hotel de Londres
Rue de Castiglione
[postmark:] PARIS / DEPAR[illegible] / N 30 / MARS / 95


1.  [30 March 1895]
Dated by postmark.

2.  Jonathan Sturges
Jonathan Sturges (1864-1911), author and translator [more].

3.  Mirbeau's
Octave Mirbeau (1848-1917), novelist, art critic and amateur painter [more].

4.  Vielé Griffin
Francis Vielé-Griffin (1863/1864-1937), poet [more].

5.  Pall Mall
See JW's letter of [29 March 1895], #10550.

6.  QC
Frederick Morton Eden (1829-1917), Barrister [more]; see his letter to the Pall Mall Gazette, [8 March 1895], #13197.

7.  Law Times
Unidentified. The Law Times was published in London from 8 April 1843 - 22 October 1965.

8.  Ainsi
'Ainsi ... huit', Fr., So until Sunday next.

9.  The ladies
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more] and Ethel Whibley (1861-1920), née Philip, JW's sister-in-law [more].

10.  Agréez
'Agréez ... dévoués', Fr., Accept ... the assurance of my distinguished and devoted sentiments.