DescriptionLouis Pasteur Autograph Endorsement Signed "L. P." on a Ferdinand de Lesseps autograph letter signed. One page, 5.25" x 8", Vatan, Indre, France, n.d., in French. Slight tears, two small holes and evidence of mounting on the verso, else, near fine. Also sold with an Albert Calmette autograph letter signed. Two page, front and verso, 4.25" x 7", Paris, April 3, 1908, on Pasteur Institute stationery, in French. Fine.
Lesseps, the promoter of both the Suez Canal and the French attempt at an isthmian canal in Central America, writes to Pasteur asking for medical advice. One of Lesseps children was bitten by a dog. Lesseps describes the incident and asks Pasteur if he sees any danger. Pasteur wrote in the upper left corner, "Recu a Arbois le 14 Sept. 1884. Response Immediate". In the second letter, Calmette, a bacteriologist, writes to "Mon cher Larange" about scientific matters.
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