Lot n° 244
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LANDRU Henri Désiré (1869-1922) criminel
L.A.S. "Landru", Cellule 14 [Versailles Prison] February 11, 1922, at the head guard of the Saint-Pierre prison in Versailles; 2 pages petit in-4, address (some slight cracks).
Very rare letter from prison, a few days before his execution.
[Landru will be guillotined on February 25.] "As I had the honor of telling you the day before yesterday, I am waiting for a postal parcel, composed of copies of documents from my trial and sent by one of my defenders, Maître De Moro-Giafferri, or Me Navières du Treuil. The letter announcing this mailing is dated the seventh current; at the moment I have received nothing. I think it is superfluous to explain to you the importance of this delay for me, because, in addition to preventing me from preparing a work that I intend for the Ministry, every minute lost can have serious consequences".
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