Letter from Agathon Jean François, baron Fain (1778-1836) to Hugo

Scope and Content

Autograph letter to Hugo congratulating him on his Ode à la Colonne and telling that his career will last forever.

Bought from Saffroy on 25 October 1965 for 95 francs.

Fain was the secretary of Napoléon and archivist in the National Archives. Forced to leave the administration after Waterloo (1815), he published several books on Napoléon during the Restauration. He returned to his last position thanks to the July Revolution (1830), and was even elected deputy in 1834.