A kind letter from Chausson to the son of Emmanuel Chabrier, expressing condolences for the death of his father on September 13, 1894: My distance from Paris prevents me from attending the funeral of your father, for whom I had the utmost admiration...I hope you will convey the condolences of my wife and mother to Madame Chabrier. I regret, Monsieur, that we do not know one another, but I shall tell you that my friendship with your father extends to you, should I ever be in the position to help you with something. Please accept my best wishes.
On the death of Chabrier.
Chabrier had many artistic friends in Paris to whom he very frequently wrote; among them were fellow composers Chausson, Fauré, and d'Indy. Chausson, in particular, shared Chabrier's love for contemporary French art, and the pair enjoyed collecting and discussing it together.ALS-14203$300