Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Americans in Paris: James Gallatin

James Gallatin was secretary to his father, American diplomat Albert Gallatin, and accompanied his father on his missions in Europe between 1813 and 1827.

July 30
21 rue de l'Universite

The house is really very fine entre cours et jardin. Furniture old but very good. We have to supply our own plate and linen. We have to make some alterations, so mamma and Frances have gone to the Lussacs at Versailles. I have my own valet, Lucien, aged twenty five -- a very important person he thinks himself, valet to a Secretary of the Embassy. He will call me "Excellence."

From The Diary of James Gallatin in Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology, Adam Gopnik,editor (New York: The Library of America, 2004), p.33.


April said...

I am enjoying your blog:)
I live in Las Vegas Nevada along with my husband and 3 chidren.
You give me so much hope because I do plan on moving there in May. I do have some questions, Okay maybe more than a few? Here is my E-mail
Can you please E-mail, Thanks April

debbie in toronto said...

Hi Anne...I wonder how much they want for it?

Anne said...

Debbie: Good question. I found the real estate listing and the price is not advertised. Guess that falls in the category of "if you have to ask, you can't afford it"!

Starman said...

Anne and Debbie: Just contact BNP Paribas for the price, but you're probably right, if you have to ask, you can't afford it.

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