Letter from Hugo to an unknown correspondent

Scope and Content

Autograph letter to an unknown correspondent, probably a theatre manager, informing him that the revival of his plays on the Paris stage depends on neither of them, but on the mood of the Government. His plays have been banned for fourteen years and attempts to remove the ban have been unsuccessful: further efforts are also likely to fail and there are signs of a recrudescence of the Government's malice towards him. He expresses his regrets, his gratitude, and his admiration for the 'théâtre populaire' of his correspondent.

Written at Hauteville House, Guernsey.

Bought from Myers on 3 May 1965 for £25.