Letter from Deschanel to Hugo

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 VMH/1/164/2
  • Dates of Creation
      22 Jul 1857
  • Physical Description
      1 sheet  The second sheet of the letter is missing.

Scope and Content

Autograph letter to Hugo regretting that the writer, through lack of funds, cannot join Hetzel, Charras and Parfait in visiting him as planned. The letter breaks off after some atheistic comment about "votre livre sur Dieu" and a damning remark about Napoleon III.

Written at Schaerbeek-lez-Bruxelles.