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System Number: 09006
Date: [1897/1899][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Samuel Bing[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Essex Institute, Salem, MA
Call Number: MSS 0.340
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac -

My dear Mr. Bing -

Mind you deliver this note I send you to Mrs. Gardner[3] - and she will make your visit to Boston a triumph and perhaps she may make the Museum[4] give you up all the bronzes! -

You see the address is Boston - ! But Boston really is Mrs. Jack Gardner! -

Bon[5] voyage! mon [p. 2] cher Monsieur Bing - et revenez nous conter tout ça!

Always Sincerely

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [1897/1899]
Dated from the butterfly signature.

2.  Samuel Bing
Siegfried ('Samuel') Bing (1838-1905), Paris art dealer and specialist in oriental art [more].

3.  Mrs. Gardner
Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924), née Stewart, collector [more]. The note to Mrs Gardner is untraced.

4.  Museum
Perhaps the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, founded in 1870.

5.  Bon
'Bon ... tout ça!', Fr., a good voyage! my dear Mr Bing - and come back and tell us all about it.