Letter from Léonce Xavier Alphonse Emmanuel, comte de Hallez-Claparède (1813-1870) to Hugo

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Autograph letter to Hugo expressing admiration for his genius and offering him a book by the writer who describes it as 'a tiny stream flowing to the Rhine from the mountains of Alsace.

Hallez-Claparède was a French conservative politician. He was deputy from 1844 to 1848, 1852 to 1863, and 1864 to 1869.