18 L.A.S. "J. Massenet", "Massenet", initials or initials, 1895-1899, to his daughter or son-in-law, Juliette and Léon BESSAND; 40 pages in-8, most withenvelope.
September 22, 1895], confidential notice of the cancellation of a rehearsal: "Calvé souffrante. - Carvalho very anxious about the delay of the premiere. ...] Departure for Vienna cannot take place! - Wait to send opening letter. - The theatre is in great trouble"... October 5, 1895: yesterday's evening at the Imperial Opera in Vienna must have been as beautiful as the one in Paris. "2 November 1895: reproaches for having upset Mrs. Massenet, by listening to the critics of the "idiot world"... 9 September 1897: "We are working at the theatre & I am thinking all the time of the pleasure I will have to make you see Sapho & the Thaïs-nova. - Gailhard, yesterday, asked Léon for the ballet ! - Tonight: Werther. - In a few days Manon " ... Recommendations, appointments, ticket business, thanks (for a bust, news of a performance, greetings), affectionate allusions to her grandchildren... An autogr. business card is enclosed.