Remarkably, this letter is not addressed to the countess potocka !!! Signed autograph letter to henry céard, ca. April 8-9, 1880 on a letter-headed bifeuillet of the first office of the Secretariat of the Ministry of Public Instruction and Fine Arts, 20.5 × 13.5 cm.
A capital letter for the knowledge of a key moment in literary history: the launching of the evenings of the Medan collection containing a ball of tallow, the text that will make the author famous, whose authors he unites, through the sending of copies as well as the publication of the article \carpenter to make the sendings of the evenings of medan which appear Wednesday. Zola hesitates much for the publication of my letter in Gallic he claims that we are wrong to speak ourselves (by my pen) a book of us could have answered him: it has never happened to you? Finally we will talk about it on Monday, but I am afraid it will be too late; and that the Gallic is sending to the devil. Please inform Huysmans immediately of the appointment.
I shake your hand, and that letter is quoted by Céard in his intimate huysmans. She is also by rené dumesnil in the publication of the evenings of médan e. Malfère, 1933, page 126, by marlo johnston in guy de maupassant (fayard, 2012, page 309), and by alain pagès, whom we warmly thank for his valuable insights in writing this notice, in zola and the medan group (Perrin, 2014, pages 443-444, in note 67 called in the text of page 225). This fascinating document not only allows to know the existence of zola reluctance with regard to the article of maupassant, but also provides the date of April 14 as that of the publication of the evenings of medan. The feuilleton of the journal of the bookstore however gives the date of April 17.
As well as that of the publication of the article of maupassant in the Gallic, it is the 17th of April that retains alain pagès and marlo johnston as date of publication. Trace horizontal fold, small slits without gravity or text. The item \The seller is \This item can not be delivered, the buyer must pick it up.