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    Philippe de Girard. Autograph Letter Signed. Rotterdam: Novembre 12, 1825.

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    Addressed "Mon cher Prévost." to Louis Constant Prévost. One quarto sheet (9.75 x 7.5 inches; 247 x 190 mm.). On plain white paper, text of the letter on recto, address and stamps on verso (letter was folded to be a self-contained envelope). Paper a bit toned, some edgewear, thumbsoiling, several creases. Some ink markings (not by Girard) on verso, and remnant of a sticker on verso. Good.

    Girard hopes Prévost has received his shipment of fossil shells but fears that he may have missed the somewhat inconspicuous notations on each fossil's case that included information about the location it was found. He hopes Prévost is pleased with the shipment and is reminded of Lintenberg [unknown place] where they spent gentle moments together. Girard expresses deep sadness that he must leave his "sweet retreat" at 50 years old to go off in search of a new place to settle. He says that memories are bittersweet and turn into sad regrets at his age if one is not in the place where the memories were made. He talks of having visited several spinning mills for linen and met with the owners of some of them; asks Prévost if he may take advantage of their profits made in France without compromising Prévost's legal position whatsoever. Finishes by telling Prévost that if he can be of any use to him while he travels in England, he has but to write. Tells him he'd be delighted to receive news of him but thinks that considering he, Girard, neglected their correspondence for some time, Prévost may not be compelled to reply with great haste.

    Postscript at head of letter apologizes for forgetting to include a letter from Monsieur le Comte de [Salur<<unsure of spelling but can't find anything close to it] that he meant to send with a small shipment of Lepidolite.



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