Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897) to Pierre Berton (?-?) n. d.
Alphonse Daudet was a French novelist and playwright active in the nineteenth century, who was best known for works set in southern France, such as his now famous volume of short stories, Lettres de mon Moulin (Letters from my Mill), 1870. The business card exhibited here is addressed to Pierre Berton (1842-1912), a French actor, who performed in one of Daudet's plays, Le Nabab. First published as a novel in 1878, it was presented on stage at the Theatre du Vaudeville in 1880.
I am yours with all my heart, my Pierre Berton, and would like to please you, but there is no anticipation of a trip to London, nor of a complete edition of my work. If something like this should happen to me, I will remember your recommendation.