Cuvier, Frédéric, zoologist and palaeontologist (1773-1838). Autograph letter signed.

No place, "ce 31", no year.

8vo. 1 page.


To an unidentified recipient ("m[on] c[her] a[mi]") about an approaching journey on the following Sunday morning, at seven o'clock at the latest. The recipient should therefore arrive at half past six, the meeting point is the "jardin de plantes", travelling companions will be Cuvier's sister Sophie and Clémentine: "Nous ne partirons que Dimanche Matin; mais au plutard à sept heures; ainsi soyez au jardin des plantes à six heures et demi. Vous seriez bien aimable de venir nous voir demain soir. C'est avec mon Soeur Sophie et Clémentine que nous ferons le voyage [...]".

Frédéric joined his brother Georges in Paris in 1797. Frédéric Cuvier was scientific director of the zoo of the "jardin de plants" in the years 1805-36.

On stationery with printed letterhead "Commission de l'Instruction publique". The "Commission", of which Georges Cuvier was chancellor and president, was in charge of the direction of national education between 1815 and 1820.

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