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    Gustave Eiffel Letter Signed. One page, 8" x 10.5"; Paris; September 1, 1888. A letter referencing his work on the Panama Canal. He advises the recipient that the appointment of an engineer has been rejected. Eiffel's work on the project would cease three months later, when the company that had contracted him suspended payments of interest. Eiffel was later investigated and found guilty of the misuse of funds, along with the directors of the company. Untranslated. Includes a souvenir printing of the Eiffel Tower.

    Condition: Flattened mail folds, with stray creasing and light toning.


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    19th Thursday
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