Letter from Hugo to Edelman

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 VMH/1/198
  • Dates of Creation
      29 Jun 1871
  • Physical Description
      1 letter (1 sheet)  The letter was torn horizontally and repaired with scotch tape, which has partly stained the paper.

Scope and Content

Autograph letter to Edelman saying that Hugo is looking forward to meeting him.

Written at Vianden, Luxembourg, where Hugo fled after his expulsion from Belgium for having criticized the repression of the Commune of Paris.

Edelman is unidentified. According to the postmark, he lived in Gent, Belgium.

Bought from Ulrico Hoepli on 17 April 1963 for 191.95 lira, with a letter of Marcel Proust (this price, found in the accession catalogue, is likely to be incorrect).