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Leon Gambetta

Autographed Letter


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Leon Gambetta (2 April 1838 - 31 December 1882), French statesman, authentic, autographed annotated letter (ALS). This one page letter measures approximately 4" x 7" in size and is dated June 28, 1877. 

The letter is written on official stationery of the Chamber of Deputies of Versailles. It is addressed to an unnamed woman, in which he breaks an engagement for dinner that evening with her and “our great master”. He has been ordered not to go out for several days by the faculty.

Gambetta was a lawyer and French statesman. He rose to prominence during and after the Franco-Prussian War. Earlier is his career, he became disgusted with the Assembly's unwillingness to first enter into war with Prussia, he resigned and left France for San Sebastian in Spain. 

On his return, he was instrumental in voting in the French Constitutional Laws of 1875. Gambetta served as President of the Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs. 

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

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TAGS: French Revolution, French Politician, French Statesman, Minister of Foreign Affairs

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