110. Rue du Bac - Paris -
Dear Monsieur Galland -
It is by the merest chance that we have just now heard of the terrible affliction that has come upon you -
I am beyond all expression shocked and grieved at the death of your
dear Father in whom I have lost an a great friend not only a dear friend but one of the and one for whom I had [p. 2] the highest respect & admiration -
For no one's opinion had I a greater value - and I shall always look back with sad pl[e]asure upon the period of our intimacy.
Your own sorr
yow is too I must not further intrude upon now - But a line I may say see you I hope I may hear But I trust you will let me come and see you one day - The strong affection I had for your Father may induces me to hope that the will I am sure excuse this makes me induces me to feel hope makes me wish to know more of his son - not I hope therefore by and bye to see you -
1. [2/9 December 1892]
This dates from shortly after the death of P.-V. Galland (see below).