Lot 699: ALS in French, signed "Schlegel, professeur de Cologne," one page, 5 x 7.25, November 23, 1806. Letter to Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior Joseph-Marie de Gerando, in part (translated): "I have the honour to give you a letter from Me. De Stael on Tuesday. I hope that she will be able to get through to you, otherwise it would be regrettable." Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in Schlegel's own hand. In fine condition, with trivial foxing and creasing. Schlegel and his wife traveled to Aubergenville in late 1806, staying with his brother and Madame de Stael until April of the following year. It was during this period that de Stael was busy preparing her manuscript of Corinne for publication.
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