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System Number: 04103
Date: 10 May 1887
Author: Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac[1]
Place: Paris
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M373
Document Type: ALS[2]

[embossed coronet]

Voilà, cher Monsieur Whistler,

et n'oubliez pas la belle petite boutique[3] promise, impatiemment attendue, et à laquelle vous me feriez [p. 2] grand plaisir de joindre une bonne photographie de vous.

Mille sympathiques souvenirs -

Robert de Montesquiou

41 Quai d'Orsay

[p. 3] 10 Mai 87.

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There, dear Mr Whistler,

And do not forget the beautiful little shop promised, impatiently awaited, which would give me great pleasure if you were to attach to it a good photograph of yourself.

Many fond memories.

Robert de Montesquiou

41 Quai d'Orsay

10 May 87.


1.  Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac
Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac (1855-1921), Symbolist writer and poet, and collector [more]. His writing is very elaborate and almost illegible.

2.  ALS
This letter was published in Newton, Joy, La Chauve-Souris et le Papillon. Correspondance Montesquiou-Whistler, Glasgow, 1990, p. 39.

3.  belle petite boutique
Probably an etching of a shop front, Village Sweet-shop (K.251) (see Montesquiou's letters to JW, #04104, #04105).