SEGALAS, Anais. 18312



Autograph Letter Signed, to Monsieur de Monferrand, about a woman friend who had wished to become a shareholder in his enterprise, referring to ‘votre charmant journal’. In French. 1 page 8 x 5 inches, with a few lines and signature overleaf, address panel, in good condition, one small tear not affecting text. Together with a very fine contemporary lithograph portrait (11 x 9 inches) of Anais Ségalas. Postmarked Paris, 9 July 1836. Anais Ségalas, née Menard (1819-95), poet and critic, became a member of the Société de la Voix des Femmes in Paris in 1848. Her poems Enfantines (1844) and La Femme (1847) were strongly didactic. They reflect the moderate feminism of many French women writers of her day. Like George Sand, Marie d’Agoult and Rosa Bonheur, she believed that a woman of talent had a right to pursue a career of her own.