35 L.A.S. "J. Massenet", "Massenet", initials or initials, 1900- and n.d., to his son-in-law Léon BESSAND; 62 pages in various formats, most with envelopeor address.
Affectionate correspondence to the one who was his son-in-law from 1887to 1908.
Nice 6 January 1900. "You are my "Gazette des théâtres" ! - And I know an infinite number of you [...]. The letter about Mr. Calabresi must be in the 89 letters sent back to Algiers !!! "... Toulouse 16 January. "What an arrival here when I found your letters !... What a day yesterday while waiting for your answer to the morning telegram... It was 11 o'clock in the evening ½ when we got the best news! "... Dax 20 January. They are more tranquilized by his news. "Chevalier writes me that you even had the dear thought of going to the theatre to find out if the evening was good. - I'm so touched by your attention! - Thanks to this information I am aware of life in Paris. - And Juliette? And Pierre? And M.M.? - And Olivier? - Is everything back in order for good? "... Dax January 29th. "We receive your dispatch. - Finally - for Pierre it's starting to get... a little... better. But not yet for Olivier! ...] CHARPENTIER writes me a very sensitive letter - he asks me to come for his scabies repair or his first [of Louise]. I don't think I'm in a state to set off on such a long journey! ...] If you wanted to ... you could - either at the rehearsals or at the premiere, pass on to him my dearest thought and all my regrets for being far away