Autograph letter signed, 1/2 page, 4,5 x 7 inch, Arbois (eastern France), 25.08.1887, in French, reply letter to a gentleman in Paris - Louis Pasteur thanks his correspondent for a photograph with an homage, and writes about a hoped-for award by the King of Austria and Hungary, writtend 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 intersecting mailing folds and mild signs of wear to the upper right edge - in fine to very fine condition. In parts: "Monsieur, Je m'empresse de répondre à votre lettre du 20 août qui me parvient seulement ce matin. Je suis très flatté de recevoir le photographie de (illegible) et l`hommage flatteur qui y est joint ... Si j'aurais plaisir à recevoir une haute decoration de S. M. l'Empereur et Roi d'Autriche et Hongrie, que, dans ce cas, (illegible) parlerait en ma façon (?) à S. M... " Translated: "Sir, I hasten to reply to your letter of the 20th of August, which came to me this morning. I am very flattered to receive the photograph of (illegible) and the flattering homage attached to it ... If I am pleased to receive a high decoration from His Majesty the Emperor and King of Austria and Hungary, in this case (illegible) would speak in my own way to His Majesty..."
|Profession||French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization|
|Year of birth||1822|
|year of death||1895|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||4,5 x 7 (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch)|
|Condition||fine to very fine|
|Type of Autograph||letters|
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