Lot 657: French civil planner (1809–1891) whose name is associated with the rebuilding of Paris. ALS in French, one page, 5.25 x 8, Cabinet du Senateur, Prefet de la Seine letterhead, no date. Letter to an unidentfied general. In part (translated): "I went to Versailles early this morning…to determine the expenses of the celebration…and submit them tomorrow to Her Majesty the Empress…I saw the Inspector of the waters…if we take some precautions we will be able to run the great waterworks in the evening too despite the display of the great waters during the day, and have not only the effect made by…the fountain of the Chariot of Apollo…during the fireworks…the colonnade during supper, and also the ornamental lakes and fountains of Latona, Flora, Ceres, Bacchus etc. at the time the Imperial Cortege passes…if there's any change please inform me at the Hotel de Ville." In fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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