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    Posted 7 years ago

    vetraio50
    (731 items)

    A postcard from the Septimus Miller Collection is one from their stay in Paris. The postcards were a visual record of the round the world trip of Septimus and Clara Miller in 1906. Unfortunately most the cards I have are unused and provide no personal record of the moment.? This is one of the rare exceptions.

    On the reverse of this card are some handwritten notes: "For eighteen years the residence of Madame de Sevigné 1677-96. The building dates from the 16th & 17th centuries. Now used for a collection of illustrations of France and the Revolution." It is written in the same hand as another card already posted here on CW here:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/125901-bruxelles--lglise-sainte-gudule

    The text seems to be an edited version of another of the Karl Baedeker guide books that I believe that the Millers were using on their European tour. In this case it looks like they had a copy of 'PARIS AND ENVIRONS WITH ROUTES FROM LONDON TO PARIS. HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS' by KARL BAEDEKER 1904.

    This postcard shows a view of the entrance to the Carnavalet Museum in Paris, dedicated to the history of the city. The Hôtel Carnavalet was purchased by the Municipal Council of Paris in 1866 on the advice of Baron Haussmann, the architect who transformed Paris in the latter half of the 19th century; it was opened to the public in 1880. It is essentially a history museum, but it also houses original works that conjure up five centuries of Parisian interior design schemes salvaged from destroyed or renovated buildings from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.

    The Hôtel Carnavalet was constructed in 1548 and the altered by François Mansart in the seventeenth century. It was home to Madame de Sévigné from 1677 to 1696. In one of the rooms there are pieces of Madame de Sévigné's furniture including her writing desk.

    Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (5 February 1626 – 17 April 1696) was a French aristocrat, remembered for her letter-writing. Most of her letters, celebrated for their wit and vividness, were addressed to her daughter. She is revered in France as one of the great icons of French literature. Proust was deeply motivated by her works.

    The mother-daughter link is interesting however. Septimus and Clara Miller only had one child, a daughter named Gwendoline. On the 17th May, 1902 Gwendoline Stewart Miller died tragically at the age of 13 years.

    This is a postcard published by A. Moutet Paris 33, France.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks JEWELS !!!!!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      very beautiful!!! as the tour continues!!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN & AGHCOLLECT !!!!!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome Kevin!! :)
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      many thanks PHIL !!!!!!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks BLUNDERBUSS !!!!!!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks GEO, KAREN 'n MIKELV !!!!!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks to GARY, GARGOYLE & RADEGRUNDER too !!!!!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks TREY !!!!!!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks POPS !!!!!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks VINTAGE FRAN !!!!!!!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks MIKELV !!!!!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks TOM !!!!!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks BRATJDD !!!!!!!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN !!!!!
    16. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 7 years ago
      Ah, I never knew this! Ah, I should have like to have seen this. Ah.
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks MIKKO !!!!!!!!!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks CAPERKID !!!!!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS !!! !! ! !! !!!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks FLEAFINDER !!!!!!!
    21. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      This is the cat's meow.. What a wonder!! Appreciate this mucho!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks POSTCARDCOLLECTOR .... Ireally do appreciate your comments.
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks RECORDMANTIME !!!!

      Thanks to you Thomas .... there are quite a few .... and even more to come !!!

      LOL !!!

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