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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 03816
Date: [3 November 1891][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Stéphane Mallarmé[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M150
Document Type: W[3]


[telegraph form (Fr.):]

[postmark:] BOURSE / PARIS / 3 NOV 91

P DE LONDON 2428 18 6 45 SR

PREFACE PROPOSITIONS PREVENIR DISCIPLES PRECAUTION FAMALIARITE [sic] FATALE SERRER LES PERLES[4] BONNE SOIREE = WHISTLER =

[p. 2] MALLARME 89 RUE ROME PARIS -

'01400'


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Translation:

PREFACE PROPOSITIONS WARN DISCIPLES PRECAUTION FAMILIARITY FATAL HOLD ON TO PEARLS GOOD NIGHT = WHISTLER


Notes:

1.  [3 November 1891]
Dated from postmark.

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

3.  W
Published in Barbier, Carl P., ed., Correspondance Mallarmé-Whistler: Histoire de la grande amitié de leurs dernières années, Paris, 1964 [GM, A.28], no. 61, p. 104.

4.  PERLES
Matthew 7.5-7 - 'Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces'. This may refer to those who attended Mallarmé's Tuesday Salons.