HUGO, Victor (1802-1885)

Autograph letter signed « V.H. » to pastor Nathanaël Martin-Dupont
Hauteville House, 3 7bre [September 1868], 1 p. in-12° on mourning paper

« The great soul who is in great clarity sees that I am crying, and knows that I’m hoping »

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HUGO, Victor (1802-1885)

Autograph letter signed « V.H. » to pastor Nathanaël Martin-Dupont
Hauteville House, 3 7bre [September 1868], 1 p. in-12° on mourning paper

Victor Hugo grieves the loss of his wife Adèle


« Oui, noble cœur, j’aime.
Oui, noble esprit, je crois.
Au seuil de ma maison, à Hauteville, vous avez lu : Ama
[love], crede [believe]. La grande âme qui est dans la grande clarté voit que je pleure, et sait que j’espère.
Votre ami. V.H. »


This post is written in response to the condolences sent by Pastor Martin-Dupont for the death of Mrs. Victor Hugo.
Adèle Foucher Hugo died a week earlier of cerebral congestion in Brussels on 27 August 1868. She is buried in Villequier with their beloved daughter Léopoldine, who tragically disappeared in a drowning in 1843. Proscribed by the Second Empire, Hugo will only be able to follow the coffin of his late wife to the Franco-Belgian border.

Reference :
Victor Hugo – Anecdotique, éd. N. Martin-Dupont, Stock, 1904, p. 215