Letter from Hugo to Jules de Rességuier (1788-1862)

Scope and Content

Autograph letter to Rességuier, member of the Académie des jeux floraux, which had conferred on the poet the title of Maître ès-jeux floraux for his ode Moïse sur le Nil. In the letter, Hugo declares that he is grateful to Rességuier for sponsoring another ode, Le dévouement, and describes the preparations he is making for the publication of his first volume of verse, the Odes.

Rességuier was a French poet. The Académie des jeux floraux (Acadèmia dels Jòcs Florals in Occitan) is the oldest literary institution in the world, being founded in 1323.

Bought from Morssen on 11 October 1963, with four other letters for 1,070 francs.