Telegrams to Céleste Albaret


   Telegram of condolence over the death of their mother addressed to Céleste, her brothers and her sisters, 22 April 1915.

   My affectionate and sad thoughts are with you always in your terrible misfortune. Pass on to your sister and your brothers the condolences of a friend. Marcel Proust.

   Telegram concerning the disappearance of Céleste's brother-in-law Jean Albaret, 23 April 1915.

   My poor dear Céleste, I have sad news about your brother-in-law Jean reported wounded at Vauquois perhaps prisoner or killed, sorry to bring you this blow I had promised to wire you the truth let's hope he is still alive, affectionately. Marcel.


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