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Dominique Jean Larrey

Autographed Letter


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Dominique Jean Larrey (8 July 1766 - 25 July 1842), French surgeon, authentic, autographed annotated letter (ALS). This two page letter, measures approximately 4" x 6" in size and is dated June 4, 1818. 

In this letter, Larrey addresses his son, Hyppolite, who was attending the College of Louis the Great. The letter contains the address leaf bearing the stamped ownership of mark of the great surgeon. The letter contains a closed tear down the middle seam which has been repaired.

Larrey was French military surgeon at Hospital du-Gros-Caillou, and Hotel des Invalides. He is credited with introducing the ambulance. Napoleon considered Larrey the most virtuos man he had ever known and left him 100,000 francs in his will. He was Surgeon - in - Chief of the Napoleonic Armies from Italy in 1797 to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. 

This letter is crisply signed by Larrey at the conclusion. The letter is accompanied by a full translation. It is in good to very good condition, with overall light toning not affecting the signature. The letter contains some scattered creases, a repaired tear and expected intersecting folds.

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