33. Rue de Tournon - Paris
My dear Belle Soeur! -
Drou[e]t has asked tearfully for you - you will be pleased to hear! - Otherwise the shocking old man is buying and selling Whistler Etchings - and turning many a penny I dare say -
Now my dear Bunnie I am in awful worry about my proofs - The plates Grau can pack in a box that he writes me he is making for them - and Mr. Thomson will send the box on [p. 2] through his people here - But the proofs I want at once[.] They can be packed in merely a parcel or two parcels if more convenient - very nicely put together, and taken to Mr. Thomson, and finally done in that waterproof black paper, or even that would scarcely [be] necessary - In short nicely packed, and directed and sealed - and given to Thomson to transmit through Mons. Joyant No. 19. Boulevard Mon[t]martre - At once though Bunnie tomorrow, as some people are asking for them here -
Grau has written as I told you, and as I am signing bill, for him which will give him cash, he may as [p. 3] well do packing after all - as he says he will now rush through with it - and we would consequently not have to pay more ready cash - However I would have the estimate from the stores - and then Grau can be kept down by it, if he were to ask fidler's [sic] prices! - I have written him letter explaining how the studio things should be got off -
Goodbye! best love!
You had better get through and come back!
Bien des choses à ma Belle Mère -
[p. 4] 'May 25th 92'
1. [25 May 1892]
Dated inserted in an unknown hand, possibly that of the recipient, on p. 4. Dated also by address.
Written in purple ink.
4. Belle Soeur
8. at once