Blanc A.L.S. To Captain Owen



[002954] Blanc, Louis. A.L.S. To Captain Owen. Paris: No Publisher, 1875. First Edition. 8vo. Unbound. Letter. Signed by Author. Good. [2]p autograph letter signed, approximately 130mm x 205mm in size.

Lightly browned, couple of small nicks and tears, lightly creased from old folds, otherwise fairly clean.

Letter from Blanc, in English, dated March 16th 1875, on ‘Assemblee Nationale’ headed paper, to a Captain Owen, asking of news of the ship ‘The Renown’ which had left Melbourne on the 21st November [1874] and had not yet arrived at its destination, with Blanc noting that his wife is in a “state of great anxiety. Is such a delay so unusual as to justify her uneasiness and my own?”, and goes on to ask if there is anything that Captain Owen can do about getting Blanc’s nephew promoted to fourth mate.

Louis Jean Joseph Charles Blanc (29 October 1811 – 6 December 1882) was a French politician and historian. A socialist who favoured reforms, his political and social ideas greatly contributed to the development of socialism in France