Autograph letter signed "C SnSs".
12mo. 3 lines. In crayon.
Pneumatic post "petit bleu" to the librettist Jean-Louis Croze, informing him that he should not come to Saint-Saëns' house, as the composer was absent: "Ne venez pas je ne serai pas à la maison [...]".
The young poet Jean-Louis Croze (1865-1955) collaborated with the famous composer on at least three occasions, most importantly on Saint-Saëns' only ballett "Javotte", which premiered on 3 December 1896 at the Lyon Opera. In 1894 Saint-Saëns wrote his cantata for soprano and orchestra "Pallas Athéné", op. 98, to a poem by Croze.