Letter from the widow Descours, aka Mlle Paul, to Hugo

Scope and Content

Autograph letter to Hugo from an actress whom he had helped twelve years before, asking him for a letter of recommendation to Louis Luvine, Director of the Vaudeville. Dismissed from the Comédie Française, she is penniless and has a family to keep. Her son has fought in the Italian campaign but has three more years to serve.

Descours was a French actress. Cf. Dictionnaire des comédiens.