Letter from Théodore Guiard (1814-1855) to Hugo

Scope and Content

Autograph letter to Hugo eulogizing Ruy Blas on the strength of an account of a performance at the Renaissance theatre, six months previously, related to Guiard by Henry Descamps (the bearer of the letter) during a visit to him in Avallon where he holds a University post.

Written at Avallon.

Guiard was a French man of letters, translator of Greek literature and rhetoric teacher.