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Lot 10

Hugo (Victor) Autograph Letter signed to Odilon Barrot, 1843, sending condolences on the death of his daughter Marie Barrot, two months after the death of his daughter Léopoldine.

 

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Hugo (Victor, French poet, novelist, and dramatist, 1802-85) Autograph Letter signed to Odilon Barrot, 1p. with conjugate blank, 8vo, Paris, 14th September 1843, sending condolences on the death of his daughter Marie Barrot, two months after the death of his daughter Léopoldine, folds, slightly browned.

⁂ Hugo's eldest daughter, Léopoldine, died aged 19 in 1843, shortly after her marriage to Charles Vacquerie. On 4 September, she drowned in the Seine at Villequier, pulled down by her heavy skirts when a boat overturned. Her young husband also died trying to save her. Hugo was travelling with his mistress at the time in the south of France, and first learned about Léopoldine's death from a newspaper he read in a café.

Camille Hyacinthe Odilon Barrot (1791-1873), French politician who was briefly head of the council of ministers under Prince Louis Napoleon in 1848-49.

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Hugo (Victor, French poet, novelist, and dramatist, 1802-85) Autograph Letter signed to Odilon Barrot, 1p. with conjugate blank, 8vo, Paris, 14th September 1843, sending condolences on the death of his daughter Marie Barrot, two months after the death of his daughter Léopoldine, folds, slightly browned.

⁂ Hugo's eldest daughter, Léopoldine, died aged 19 in 1843, shortly after her marriage to Charles Vacquerie. On 4 September, she drowned in the Seine at Villequier, pulled down by her heavy skirts when a boat overturned. Her young husband also died trying to save her. Hugo was travelling with his mistress at the time in the south of France, and first learned about Léopoldine's death from a newspaper he read in a café.

Camille Hyacinthe Odilon Barrot (1791-1873), French politician who was briefly head of the council of ministers under Prince Louis Napoleon in 1848-49.

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