Apparently a letter written by a secretary and signed by Hector Berlioz. It appears that he may also have filled in one line in the first paragraph.This is an original document that has been in my family for several decades. The sheet of paper is twice the size shown, but folded over, making four pages. The letter is only on the front page. T are age spots (foxing) and creases w it was folded. The fold across the center is slightly torn at each side. T is a very small amount of paper missing at the top right corner and again at bottom right. It is an impressive-looking document with a large, bold signature. I have no doubt of its authenticity, but if the buyer is not convinced, it may be returned for a refund, less postage. Please e-mail any questions. Thank you.