STUART MERRILL TO GUSTAVE KAHN ABOUT KAHN’S WIFE AND “HER CONVERSION TO JUDAISM…[A REPLY] TO THE IGNOMINIES AND HYPOCRISIES OF MODERN CHRISTIANITY”
MERRILL, STUART. (1863-1915). American poet; known for Petits Poemes d’Automne, Les Fastes, and other works; he met Walt Whitman at a New York lecture in 1887. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Stuart Merrill”, in French. Three pages, octavo. “53 Quai de Bourbon”, [Paris], “Monday”, no year. . Very fine condition. To GUSTAVE KAHN. (1859-1936), French Symbolist poet and art critic. Merrill writes:
“I indeed received the letter from you, and that from Mendes, inviting me to participate in the new Saturdays. Please wait a little bit yet, I am writing a play which I will send you in a few days. A cordial handshake and my respects to Madame Kahn. By the way, is it too late to congratulate Madame Kahn on her conversion to Judaism? Although I remain resolutely outside of all dogma, I cannot refrain from applauding the attitude of your wife who has replied so boldly to the ignominies and hypocrisies of modern Christianity. Sincerely, Stuart Merrill”.