Signed autograph letter to Julia Daudet. Signed autograph letter, Paris, November 27 , 1 page in-8° on letterhead from the Jacquart-André Museum, to Julia Daudet. The author expresses his deep sympathy after the tragic loss of Philippe Daudet, son of Léon Daudet. He acknowledges the legitimate pride of his correspondent for this remarkable and loving child, and emphasizes the shared sadness of all those close to them.This letter refers to the Philippe Daudet affair. The son of writer and politician Léon Daudet ran away and committed suicide at the age of 14.
His death sparked controversies involving Action française, the Daudet family, anarchists, the police, and the republican government of the Third Republic. Some mysteries remain in this case: Philippe Daudet allegedly met with anarchist militants, expressing his intention to commit a political attack, but he did not receive concrete help. He also left letters announcing his suicide, and after his death, accusations of murder were made, but investigations concluded it was a suicide. The case polarized public opinion, with supporters of different theories, and led to legal proceedings and convictions, including against Léon Daudet, who is convinced that his son was murdered.
Dear friend, after sharing in the immense pain of the poor parents, how can one not think of that of the grandmother! You were proud, and rightly so, of this admirable child, so gifted and affectionate.
All those who are attached to you grieve with them, and with you, for the end of so many human hopes, and wish you the courage of believers in this great trial. English and Russian translations available on request. SHILTONSON is a member of the National Syndicate of Ancient and Modern Bookstores / International League of Ancient Bookstores. Pierre Girauld de Nolhac is a French historian and Parnassian poet. Julia Allard, wife of Daudet, is a French writer, poetess, and journalist.She married Alphonse Daudet in 1867 and became an essential collaborator in his work. She is known for her famous Thursdays where she receives renowned writers, poets, and musicians. She contributes to various magazines and charitable works, and becomes a member of the Fémina jury. After the death of Alphonse Daudet, she returns to Champrosay and becomes one of the first readers of the manuscript of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time, encouraging him to persevere. More information about Pierre de Nolhac.
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