Letter from Charpentier to Hugo

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 VMH/1/111/2
  • Dates of Creation
      17 Jan 1837
  • Physical Description
      1 sheet  A small part of the second page is missing. There are some discoloured ink stains on the top and bottom left corners.

Scope and Content

Autograph letter to Hugo. Charpentier reproaches himself bitterly for being so afflicted with shyness that he has never been able even to speak to Hugo of the debt of gratitude he owes him. He longs too for the inspiration that would enable him to write adequately in praise of Hugo's works.

Marked 'r' (répondu) in Hugo's hand.