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2 November 2005
MONET, Claude (1840-1926). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified friend ('Cher Ami'), Giverney, 9 February 1890, written in violet ink on a bifolium, 2 pages, 8vo; and a letter [to Monet] by [Monsieur] Billecocy, 8 February 1890, 3 pages, 8vo.
Asking his correspondent to let him have information about an unspecified matter about which he has seen only the note in Le Figaro, and has received over twenty letters. Monet also asks for assistance in obtaining the favour requested by his childhood friend, Billecocy. The latter's letter asks Monet ('Toi qui connais beaucoup de monde') to help him obtain admission to a ball at the Elysie to which he will accompany 'une petite amie'. (2)
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