Édouard de VERNEUIL (1805-1873), paleontologist. Autograph... - Lot 92 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay

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Édouard de VERNEUIL (1805-1873), paleontologist. Autograph... - Lot 92 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay
Édouard de VERNEUIL (1805-1873), paleontologist. Autograph letter signed to Henri Lecoq. 2 pp. in-8. Pont Saint-Maxence, June 11, 1857. After the failed election of Lecoq to the Academy of Sciences. "What regret I felt to see you miss your election by one vote! If you had come a week earlier to Paris, we would have you as a colleague right now. It is only a delay, because after a near majority like the one you have obtained, you cannot fail to be appointed at the first vacancy. Perhaps even the section of Geology could choose you as one of its correspondents, but you know that it has very few in France, almost all are foreigners. M. d'Archiac and I have made every effort to open the door of the Institute to you [...]. I also have the desire to go to Auvergne and you can be assured that I will spend a few days in Clermont to see you and your collections [...] ".
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