in French, to a French journalist, lamenting that the impresario Astruc has died and that Manon [Lescaut]
will probably not be staged, asking his friend to send some two hundred francs to the journalist Gaston Calmette and renew his subscription to Le Figaro
("Pauvre Manon! Astruc est decedé...est pour Manon
n'y a plus d'espoir?"
2 pages, 8vo (c.8 x 11.8cm), Puccini's printed stationery, Torre de Lago, 8 November 1913