Letter from [François?] Magendie (1783-1855) to Adèle Hugo

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Autograph letter to Adèle Hugo informing that her niece had given birth to "une charmante petite Provençale" (a lovely little Provencal girl).

Magendie was a French physiologist, famous for his live dissections of animals, which shocked his contemporaries. However, it is possible that this letter was written by another member of the family.