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DEBUSSY, Claude (1862-1918). French composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Madame Debat-Ponsan at Auteuil (redirected to Nazelle, Indre et Loire), 1 page 8vo on a letter-card, 80 Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, 22 June 1914. The address and postage stamps are on the reverse. Writing on behalf of his mother, too ill to write herself, to terminate her tenancy of the mezzanine apartment at 35b rue La Fontaine.
Debussy's mother, Victorine (1836-1915), the daughter of a wheelwright and a cook, was deeply attached to her son. Paul Vidal recalled that each letter she received from him was a major event in her life. She was herself an excellent cook, which explains Debussy's developed gatronomic taste. Her death on 26 March 1915 hit him hard.
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