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- GARD. Armand FERRARD, Comte de PONTMARTIN (Avignon (84) 1811-1890) Literary critic, journalist, writer and politician. Mayor of Les Angles (Gard), General Councillor of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon (Gard). Correspondence of 18 autograph letters signed covering the period 1860-1880 (10 letters from Les Angles (Gard); 5 from Paris, and 3 other places). Literary and political talks to a colleague and friend: Extract from a letter "Les Angles, 18 September 1871.... I cannot tell you how touched I am by your memory, by this so cordial, so affectionate testimony, which proves to me that I have not been forgotten by my true friends, after fifteen months of unheard of calamities, where everything seems to have been erased, absorbed, swallowed up; where our existence turned into a long nightmare, haunted by Prussian helmets and Communist kepi; where the excess of public and private suffering must have extinguished the ability to pity the afflicted and mourn the dead. My poor wife, at the time of that fatal Declaration of War, had already been dead for a year; I had been dead for five or six weeks; for five or six weeks our disasters, deeply felt, had found us both weakened and disarmed. Then came the Gambettist decrees, and for this poor mother whom her son had never left, the fear of seeing him taken away without any use for our unfortunate country, in the midst of a chaos made even more sinister by the cold, the snow, the ice, so rare in our midday.... In the meantime, I am going to take care of my Candidacy for the General Council of the GARD, for the elections of October 8. I have very little chance..."
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- GARD. Armand FERRARD, Comte de PONTMARTIN (Avignon (84) 1811-1890) Literary critic, journalist, writer and politician. Mayor of Les Angles (Gard), General Councillor of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon (Gard). Correspondence of 18 autograph letters signed covering the period 1860-1880 (10 letters from Les Angles (Gard); 5 from Paris, and 3 other places). Literary and political talks to a colleague and friend: Extract from a letter "Les Angles, 18 September 1871.... I cannot tell you how touched I am by your memory, by this so cordial, so affectionate testimony, which proves to me that I have not been forgotten by my true friends, after fifteen months of unheard of calamities, where everything seems to have been erased, absorbed, swallowed up; where our existence turned into a long nightmare, haunted by Prussian helmets and Communist kepi; where the excess of public and private suffering must have extinguished the ability to pity the afflicted and mourn the dead. My poor wife, at the time of that fatal Declaration of War, had already been dead for a year; I had been dead for five or six weeks; for five or six weeks our disasters, deeply felt, had found us both weakened and disarmed. Then came the Gambettist decrees, and for this poor mother whom her son had never left, the fear of seeing him taken away without any use for our unfortunate country, in the midst of a chaos made even more sinister by the cold, the snow, the ice, so rare in our midday.... In the meantime, I am going to take care of my Candidacy for the General Council of the GARD, for the elections of October 8. I have very little chance..."

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