Louise de Pillot de Coligny-Chatillon Letters (VMF031), 1914-1915

Title: Louise de Pillot de Coligny-Chatillon Letters (VMF031), 1914-1915
ID: MSS/VMF/031
Extent: 6.0 Items
Predominant Dates: 1914: December - 1915: September 17
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Item 1: de Coligy to Apollinaire, written from Hotel du Midi, Nimes. Declares her love for him. Letter is torn on second fold and first fold has been badly repaired, 1914: December
Item 2: de Coligy to Apollinaire, [Nice] opening of letter refers to a poem [by Apollinaire] titled [The Dream] in which a child is repeatedly beaten. de Coligy elaborates upon this scene and declares her passionate longing for him in explicite physical detail. Evidences interest in flagellation. Page is very large, 1915: February 5
Item 3: de Coligy to Apollinaire, describes her recent activities and feelings. Quotes lines [unidentified] from verse he has [written to her], 1915: May 11
Item 4: de Coligy to Apollinaire, informs him of change of address and relates her recent travels in an auto. Asks him to write her at new address, 1915: August 14
Item 5: de Coligy to Apollinaire, remarks upon the verse he sent her. Discusses his development toward a more optimistic outlook and despairs the possible return of an unpleasant pessimism, 1915: May 17
Item 6: de Coligy to Apollinaire, reaffirms her devotion and passion and discusses briefly Apollinaire's beliefs in the importance of the couple and the symbolic significance of their union, 1915: September 12