Autograph letter to Hugo. The writer, in exile from France, having set up a "Pension" for the children of expatriates is having money difficulties and begs Hugo's help.
Marked 'r' (répondu) in Hugo's hand, followed by the words "envoyé 100F par Noël Parfait le 2 Déc 1862" [sent 100 francs via Noël Parfait].
Written at Notting Hill, London.
Deroin was a French socialist feminist.