p 262 | Uzès, Jacques, duc de (French aristocrat): The Duchesse of Uzes, née Rochechouart de Mortemart was the first woman in France to obtain a driving licence... in 1889 she and her son Jacques were fined for speeding at nearly 15 kph in their Delahaye in the Bois de Boulogne. Heiress to the Veuve Cliquot fortune, she financed General Boulanger whose ambition was to overthrow the French Republic. She wrote under the name of Manuela, and also sculpted the statue of St Hubert (Patron of the Hunt) in the Sacré Coeur Basilica in Paris. She was a feminist who was interested in furthering social welfare, and became a friend of the anarchist Louise Michel.
p 262 | M. Cartier (French aristocrat, Mme de Villefranche’s brother; friend of Bréauté & La Trémoïlle) (character)
p 262-63 | Tissot's painting of the Rue Royale. Charles Haas is on the far right.
p 264 | Antoine Léon Marie de Noailles (19 April 1841 Paris – 2 February 1909) 9th prince de Poix, from (1846) 6th duc espagnol de Mouchy, 5th duc français de Mouchy et duc de Poix, from 1854, was a French nobleman.
p 264 | Boucher tapestries :: François Boucher (1703–1770)
p 266 | Charles VII, called the Victorious or the Well-Served, was a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1422 to his death.
p 265 | Quai Conti, right on the Seine, near Pont Neuf. Nice.
Otto Wegener (1849 to 1924) is a Swedish photographer who worked in Paris from 1867. He took this picture of Proust:
p 267 | Guillaume Lenthéric (Parisian hairdresser/perfumer, d. 1912)
p 270 | Praxiteles (Greek sculptor, 4th century B.C.):
p 270 | Jean de La BRUYÈRE, (French essayist, Académician, 1645–96).
p 270 | Theocritus (Greek poet, 3rd century B.C.):
p 272 | Chaps: a fissure or crack, especially in the skin.