Autograph Letter Signed, to “Mon cher ami”, referring to his translations of Shakespeare and discussing the alarming political situation (”le despotisme imperial”), asking his correspondent to forward his good wishes to Louis Blanc. In French. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. Undated. François-Victor Hugo (1828 – 1873) was the fourth of five children of French novelist Victor Hugo and his wife Adèle Foucher. François-Victor is best known for his translations of the works of William Shakespeare into French, which were published in 18 volumes between 1859 and 1866.