PASTEUR, Louis (1822-1895). Autograph letter signed ("L. Pasteur"), in French, to an unnamed recipient. Paris, 14 May 1886.
1 page, 8vo, small tape repair, matted and framed (not examined out of frame). Pasteur sends his appreciation of an illustration by A. Gerardin, which appeared in L'Illustration, Journal Universel (presumably the illustration of Russians under Pasteur's care, which was published 27 March 1886, No. 2248, Vol. LXXXVII).
[Framed with:] VALERY-RADOT, René (1853-1933). Autograph letter signed ("René Valery-Radot"), in French. Arbois, Jura, 20 September 1928. 2 pages, 8vo, mounting strips in extreme margins, a few pale stains. Radot, Pasteur's son-in-law, writes the recipient about Pasteur's care of a group of Russians who were bitten by a rabid wolf. Pasteur's inoculation proved effective, and of the 19 afflicted men, 16 survived. Radot refers the recipient to pages 630-632 of his work La Vie de Pasteur, published in 1911.