Paul Ernest

Ernest, Paul

French actor (fl. 1855). 2 autograph letters signed. Paris and n. p. 8vo. Together 2½ pp. on bifolia. One letter with autograph address and traces of seal.
$ 260 / 240 € (90180/BN59631)

The letter from 23 February 1855 is addressed to a Mr. Désir at the Théâtre des Variétés, asking him for two tickets. - In the second letter, dated 23 November with no year, Paul Ernest asks the recipient named Eugène to contact a third person who had offered a job at the theatre to Ernest's cousin: "Je vous serais bien reconnaissant de vous informer auprès de Mr Lannau si la petite place de son contrôle est touours libre et si dans ce cas, il serait toujours possible disposé `la donner a Mr Weber un cousin à moi et un brave graçon qui a déjà été dans le théâtre comme inspecteur [...]".

- Paul Ernest is only known in connection with the Théâtre du Vaudeville in Paris, which he directed sometime between 1842-1851. - The letter from 23 November on stationery with stamped letterhead "Cercle de Paris". Both letters with bent corners. Some browning..

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