Chapter 1, 9 May 1930


Chapter 1, 9 May 1930


Nadia Boulanger


Soulima Stravinsky


9 May 1930


Bibliothèque nationale de France



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Soulima Stravinsky to Boulanger
252 rue du F[aubourg] St-Honoré
May 9, 1930
Dear Mademoiselle,
I tried just now to call but was unable to reach you.
My father will be at home, in his Pleyel apartment, between 7 and 8 o’clock this evening. I
believe this is a good time for you, as you have told me. I spoke with Diantha yesterday evening
and I am now much more at ease. But, I very much hope that you will be able to give my father a
sense of this young girl, because I have complete confidence in God and faithfully believe that
what is clearly impossible right now will be done in its own time with His help.
Thank you again for everything you are doing for me.
Your ever-devoted student,
Soulima Stravinsky à Boulanger
252 rue du FG St-Honoré
le 9 mai 1930
Chère Mademoiselle,
J’ai essayé toute à l’heure de vous téléphoner mais n’ai pu pas vous obtenir.
Mon père sera chez lui à Pleyel entre 7 à 8 heures ce soir. Je crois que c’est bien ce moment-là
que vous m’avez indiqué bien. J’ai parlé hier soir à Diantha et je suis maintenant beaucoup plus
tranquillisé. Mais j’espère beaucoup que vous donnerez une idée de cette jeune fille à mon père
car j’ai pleine confiance en Dieu et crois avec foi que ce qui maintenant est clairement
impossible se fera en son temps avec [S]on aide.
Merci encore de tout ce que vous faites pour moi.
Votre bien dévoué élève,



Soulima Stravinsky, “Chapter 1, 9 May 1930,” Digital Exhibits, accessed April 22, 2024,

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