Letter from Ladislas (also spelt Władysław) Mickiewicz (1838-1926) to Hugo

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Autograph letter, presumably to Hugo expressing gratitude for his appeal to the Russian army during the Polish independence uprising and enclosing a book (not included) which, he says, reveals the conspiracy to mislead the West about Poland.

Marked 'r' (répondu) in Hugo's hand.

Bought from Jean Gaudon on 24 January 1966 for 845 francs, with letters from Hugo to Fillieu, David d'Angers and Bérardi.

Mickiewicz was a Polish writer and publisher. He translated in French the works of his father Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855), Romantic poet and national hero in Poland. Both lived in France.