Letter from Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790-1855) to Hugo

Scope and Content

Autograph letter to Hugo, signed in pencil by Jacques Arago, but written in ink in another hand, asking a favour on behalf of Cerrito, the famous dancer.

Marked 'r' (répondu) in Hugo's hand.

Arago was a French explorer, man of letters and playwright. He was also a painter and lithograph. He is famous for his Promenade autour du monde. He became blind circa 1837.