Autograph letter to Hugo. Encouraged by Hugo's letter of 3 January, Chalmeton is publishing by subscription the set of poems that Hugo had praised and asks permission to print facing some of the poems the comments Hugo had made on them. On the back of the letter Chalmeton has copied for Hugo's information an encouraging letter from the mayor, Pierre-Léon Bérard de Chazelles.
Written at Clermont-Ferrand.
Marked 'r' (répondu) in Hugo's hand.