GARNIER, Charles (1825-1898)

Autograph letter signed “Ch. Garnier” to Léonce Detroyat
[Paris, c. 1885] 1 page in-8 on laid paper

“I am not asking you to forgive me”

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GARNIER, Charles (1825-1898)

Autograph letter signed “Ch. Garnier” to Léonce Detroyat
[Paris, c. 1885] 1 page in-8 on laid paper

Charles Garnier sends his apologies to a friend


“Mon cher ami, 
J’ai bien regretté de n’avoir pu aller hier voir chez vous. Je ne vous demande pas de me pardonner puisque c’est moi qui suis passé.
Plaignez moi donc au lieu de me garder une dent.
Ch. Garnier”


Charles Garnier was an architect. He will remain best known for being the architect of the Opéra de Paris (Opéra Garnier), inaugurated in 1875.
Léonce Detroyat (1829-1898) was a French naval officer, politician and publicist. Garnier used his services and maintained abundant correspondence during the 1870s, when he was editor of the newspaper La Liberté.