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DREYFUS, Alfred (1859-1935). French artillery officer, wrongly accused of treason.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Madame'), 1 page 8vo with address-leaf 53 Rue de Chatrandun [Paris], 18 January 1902. Attached to the free front endpaper of 'Five Years of My Life' (English edition, 1901), lacking spine and upper cover detached, formerly in the library of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue.

Thanking his correspondent for her offer to rent him an apartment at 7 Rue de Cirque, and regretting that the property was not suitable.

Dreyfus had been pardoned by the French president, Êmile Loubet, in 1899 and released from prison, but he officially remained a traitor until 1906 when he was entirely exonerated by a military commission. The present letter was written during the intervening period before his total rehabilitation into society.
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