PASTEUR REGRETS HE CAN NOT SUPPLY A TICKET TO HIS SOLD OUT SCIENTIFIC LECTURE
PASTEUR, LOUIS. (1822-1895) French chemist and microbiologist.; best known for his breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of diseases; through his work, Pasteur reduced mortality from puerperal fever, created the first vaccine for rabies, supported the germ theory of disease, and invented the process of pasteurization. Attractive Autograph Letter Signed, “L. Pastuer,” in French. One page, octavo. Paris, April 23, no year. To an “Admiral”. Pencil identification indicates their last name to be: Cloue’. Pasteur writes:
“I am so sorry! Why did you not write to me sooner? I don’t have a single ticket left, not even in the balcony, and it’s been that way for days.
Tomorrow and until the very last moment, I will do whatever I possibly can to procure you a ticket [from the count?] which would guarantee no standing in line.
The other tickets are awful, unless one sends me a servant at 8 or 9 in the morning to stand in line and give them to him 15 minutes before the doors open, at 11.45.
With my regrets and deep respect, L. Pasteur”.
A fine, boldly written letter. Excellent for display.