Collection of nineteen autograph letters signed ("Reynaldo Hahn"; "RH."), including to the columnist Robert Brussel and committee of the "Quarante-Cinq"
praising the violinist Jacques Thibaud, mentioning Saint-Saëns and Madame de Béarn, discussing his ballet Le bal de Béatrice d’Este, offering lengthy advice to Brussel as to how he should approach his craft and other matters ("...Relisez Saint-Beuve, ce juge mordant, impitoyable; relisez les articles contre Veuillot, contre Salammbô, contre un jeune éditeur des Maximes de la Rochefoucault, contre Vigny, contre Balzac; imitez cette grâce suprême et ce bon ton qui donne à ses décrets tant de force, tant d'insolence à ses railleries...")
c.47 pages, various sizes, one embossed with his monogram, two letters with black borders, and one other, [Paris and elsewhere, c.1900s-1920s]
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