Letter from the widow Houssiaux to Hugo

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 VMH/1/287
  • Dates of Creation
      20 Jul 1861
  • Physical Description
      1 letter (1 sheet)  A discoloured ink stain in the middle of each page.

Scope and Content

Autograph letter to Hugo informing him that the writer has dispatched to him the copy of his works and of the Comédie humaine, as requested by Hetzel. She also suggests that La légende des siècles, omitted from the Dutch paper edition the previous year, might be included when a new impression is published.

On a professional headed paper of the Veuve Houssiaux.

Houssiaux was the widow of the publisher Alexandre Houssiaux. She managed his publishing house after his death. Cf. also Hébert (VMH/1/275/1-2).