[FRANCE] Timothy Trimm, whose real name is Anthony Joseph Napoleon Lespes said Lespes Leo was born in Chine ( North ) 1815 and died in Paris 1875. He was a columnist, writer and publicist, French scholar. Prior journalism Lespes began a military career like his father, and worked for a time alongside Vidocq as a private detective. Became editor and columnist key to any daily to the very rapid growth, Le Petit Journal , which he provided fantastic and popular articles chronic, he took the pseudonym Timothy Trimm, soon became very popular and very rich. He distinguished himself by his high standard of living and its eccentricities, which earned him extra prestige. But from the War of 1870, he experienced the insecurity and disease. Timothy Trimm was not an original writer nor a deep thinker, but he had an undeniable talent for observation, he knew mingle pleasantly fantasy and serious, he had the gift to please his readers stroking their prejudices and interests in the direction of hair growth, and addressing a variety of subjects, using its intelligent sources, he managed to give the impression that he had an encyclopedic knowledge, which gave it for many years unchallenged aura. ALS, 1875, 2pp, approx. 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". Says he has been in bed for 6 weeks with a foot wound - a bad one. Asks for "10 Louis". Touching letter..