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    Marie Curie Typed Letter Signed "M. Curie." One page of one leaf, 5" x 7.5", Paris, January 25, 1926, on letterhead reading, "Faculté des Sciences de Paris" and addressed to geologist Frank L. Hess, the "Engineer in Charge Division of Mineral Technology, Washington." The letter translates from French, "I thank you sincerely for sending the publication 'Mesothorium' Bureau of Mines that I just got. Please accept, Sir, the assurance of my distinguished sentiments." Curie, a Polish (naturalized French) chemist wrote this letter eight years before her death, which is thought to have occurred as a result of her previous exposure to radiation. This letter is lightly age-toned with smoothed folds.

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