System Number: 04739
Date: [14 September 1898]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P379
Document Type: ALS
Tell Bunnie not to trouble about my papers in Paris - I shall manage -
Now as it must have
reached been delivered [p. 2] in the Rue du Bac last friday - you had better ask Euphrasie what it all means -
Send me back the telegram - and dont let anybody talk to me about Mallarmé! -
Here is the cheque - and my dear Major if I seem to make it, in the way, rather light - it is only because of the post - and you shall have another directly you ask for it -
[p. 3] I am rather down - and shall probably wander about -
I thought I should like to see Caryn - (only a cold) - and have sent for him - He has gone back to Brighton!
Kindest messages -
4. Whitehall Court -
I have the key of [p. 4] [
chest of d] wardrobe - and of course there must be much of what I want in the drawers -
I remember you put all the writings in order just before you came away -
You had just better stay on in Jersey for the present - so I wouldnt confine myself to one week with the landlord - I daresay there would be no difficulty - and he would only be too glad to have you anyway! -
1. [14 September 1898]
Date estimated from the sequence of letters (#04737; #04738; #04740; #04741), and the almanac, this being a Wednesday in September 1898.
The letter has a deep mourning border.
Euphrasie, JW's servant at 110 Rue du Bac.
Blanchet, probably a servant.
Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), Symbolist writer and poet [more]. His daughter had sent JW a telegram saying that Mallarmé had died on 9 September (#03772). JW, greatly upset, wrote a letter of condolence to Mallarmé's wife and daughter, [14 September 1898], #13274.
Dr Caryn, JW's doctor in Paris.