Date Published: 1902
Binding: No binding
On Hotel Ritz Place Vendome Paris letterhead 2pp. 5-1/4 x 7 inches folded, Hotel Ritz Place Vendome, Paris October 1, 1902
Dear Sir Edmond Monson
I thank you very cordially for your kind letter. I am very sorry that my passage through Paris will be so short as not to allow me to call at the Embassy. I will sail from Liverpool on the 9th & I must hurry back to England where I have yet a good deal to attend.
Believe me dear Sir Edmond Monson,
Yours very sincerely
Sir Wilfrid Laurier visited France in 1897 and 1902. In the 1902 Paris Sir Wilfrid proposed the joint toast of Edward VII and President Émile François Loubet from 1899 to 1906 at a notable gathering in Paris after the coronation... “Messieurs, will you permit me in conclusion to take a liberty with your customs and while raising my glass to the chief of state in this country of my ancestors - to that sagacious man that France has selected for President - may I join another thought, not for you but for myself, and to couple with that toast, that of my own sovereign, the King of England, who is also, like myself, a friend of France.” quoted from p34 Sir Wilfrid Laurier by Peter McArthur 1919
Sir Edmund John Monson, 1st baronet (1834–1909) was a diplomat. He served as British Ambassador to France, 1896-1905.
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