Autograph letter signed, one page, 5,25 x 7,25 inch, Paris, 23.04.1882, in French, to "Madame" - concerning the death of Emile Littre (1801-1881), written, dated and signed by Louis Pasteur in black ink "L. Pasteur", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a picture, shows Louis Pasteur as chemist (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with a mild horizontal mailing fold - in nearly very fine condition. In part (translated): "You may think me very guilty for not having thanked you for all your kindness to me...and even more for not coming to you to read my tribute...because I dare to speak of Mme. Littre, and I feared that out of excessive modesty you might make me remove my best passage...If possible, hold some entry tickets for the ceremony for me...You can't imagine how many requests for seats I get, all entirely legitimate...Those wretched tickets give me much grief." Letter written a few days before his entry into the Academie Francaise, where he would occupy the seat left vacant by the death of Emile Littre. Newly elected members were required to deliver a tribute to their predecessor prior to taking their seat.
|Profession||French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||5,25 x 7,25 (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch)|
|Type of Autograph||letters|
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