1878. A.L.S. 1 page, Paris May 3rd 1878, in French (translated), reluctantly responding to a request for his autograph, he writes that he is often requested to send his autograph, but being very busy, does not like to comply with the many requests he receives. However, he sends it nevertheless: "though it is objected to in principal... but done anyway..." Boldly signed and in very good condition. French lexicographer and philosopher who was also a life-long active Freemason.
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Baltimore: 1945. Interesting T.L.S. with three holograph corrections, oblong 8vo. 1 page, personal letterhead, Baltimore, Maryland, November 29, 1945, explaining the various meanings of the word quiff, in part: "...The use of quiff at Pomona College in a sense not obscene, really amazes me. As a verb the word has been in use in England for at least a century and a half, and is still popular slang there in the sense of to copulate. In the United States, at...