File 7 - A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Numa Coste

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CA ON00389 C8-4-7


A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Numa Coste


  • 1876 (Creation)

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12. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Numa Coste (1843-1904), Paris, 13 January 1876, 2 p.
Note that the bottom half of the second page [no text here] is missing.
Numa Coste, an old friend of Zola’s, was a journalist and art critic. He was one of a group of friends (including Coste, Paul Bourget, Paul Alexis, Anthony Valabrègue, and Émile Solari) with whom Zola met on a monthly basis, beginning in 1874, for a dinner which they had baptized the “dîner du ‘Boeuf nature’”. In this letter, Zola tells Coste that he has a bad cold and will not be able to come to the dinner. Zola suggests that Coste try to re-schedule the dinner or, if he cannot, that he not reserve a seat for him.
Published in Correspondance, vol. II, p. 434 (letter 247).

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Box 12 Folder 191

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