René-Nicolas Dufriche Desgenettes, (1762-1837), physician under the Revolution and the Empire. Chief physician on the Egyptian Expedition, Chief Physician for the Grande Armée, Chief physician of the Imperial Guard in 1813. Chief physician of the Invalides in 1832.
His fame and the care he took of Russian soldiers caused him to be released in March 1813 and accompanied by the Cossack Guard of Alexander I to the French outposts.
Dismissed from the Academy of Sciences in 1822 under Charles X, he was reinstated in 1832.
This letter is precisely a request for support made to Delessert for this hoped-for reintegration.
A great physician, he was according to Alexandre Dumas “... a bawdy old man, very witty and very cynical, half soldier, half doctor.”
26 Juillet 1832
"Monsieur le Baron [Delessert was Baron of the Empire]
Plusieurs de mes amis m'ayant encouragé à me présenter comme candidat à l'Institut en remplacement de Mr de Cassini fils [nb : Alexandre Henri Gabriel Cassini died of cholera in April 1832],
je vous prie de m'honorer de votre suffrage.
Je suis avec la plus haute considération.
Monsieur le baron
votre très humble et très obéissant serviteur. "
(An engraving on a small newspaper clipping kept by the former collector - Member of the Linetière family- is included).
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- Autograph letter signed (ALS)
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- History, Manuscripts, Medicine, Science (general), War history
- Author/ Illustrator
- René-Nicolas Desgenettes -
- Book Title
- Lettre Signée à Benjamin Delessert [Académie des Sciences]
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Loose page
- Signed by author
- Number of pages
- 25×20 cm