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HUGO, Victor (1802-1885). French novelist and playwright.
Autograph Note Signed, on a slip of paper ca 70 x 180 mm (2½ x 7 inches) laid down on the remains of an album leaf and undated.
'Prière de donner aux pauvres une livre sterling. '
Victor Hugo was exiled to the Channel Islands in 1851 and lived from 1855 until 1870 at Hauteville House in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey. Hence, perhaps the curious combination of a French request for a donation to the poor in English currency.
[No: 26113]

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