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System Number: 03781
Date: [11 June 1888][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Stéphane Mallarmé[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M115
Document Type: AWS[3]


[telegraph form:] TÉLÉGRAMME

Si vous n'avez rien de mieux à faire ce matin mon cher Mallarmé venez donc me prendre içi a [sic] l'hotel du Tibre, et nous irons déjeuner ensemble -

Je vous attendrai a [sic] midi - et j'invite Caries[4] -

[butterfly signature]

Hotel du Tibre. Rue du Helder
 
Monsieur Stéphane Mallarmé
89. Rue de Rome -
Paris -

[printed stamp:] REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / TELEGRAPHE / 50
[postmark:] [RUE CHOISEUL?] / PARIS / 11 JUIN 88


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Translation:

If you do not have anything better do this morning my dear Mallarmé then come to me here at the Hotel du Tibre, and we can lunch together -

I will await you at midday - and invite Caries -

[butterfly signature]

Hotel du Tibre. Rue du Helder

Monsieur Stéphane Mallarmé
89. Rue de Rome -
Paris -


Notes:

1.  [11 June 1888]
Dated from postmark.

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

3.  AWS
Published in Barbier, Carl P., ed., Correspondance Mallarmé-Whistler: Histoire de la grande amitié de leurs dernières années, Paris, 1964 [GM, A.28], no. X, p. 26.

4.  Caries
Jean Carriès (1855-1894), sculptor and potter [more], who, encouraged by the success of a group exhibition organised in April 1888 at M. and Mme Ménard-Dorain's, had recently devoted himself entirely to ceramics. Some days later, on 5 June 1888, Monet, when thanking Mallarmé for the gift of a dedicated copy of the 'Ten O'clock', wrote: 'Je voulai justement vous écrire Whistler m'ayant chargé de vous prier d'en adresser une epreuve au sclupteur [sic] Carriès qui habite 65 Bould Arago voila la commission faite' (I would like you to write to Whistler for me with your invitation to send a proof to the sculptor Carriès who lives at 65 Boulevard Arago there is the whole message). Collection Mme E. Bonniot, quoted by Barbier, op. cit., p. 26.