Lot 538: Guillaume-Henry Dufour

RR Auction

RR Auction

2016-01-22 16:28:53

Lot 538: Swiss army officer, bridge engineer and topographer (1787–1875) who served under Napoleon I and held the office of General to lead the Swiss forces to victory against the Sonderbund; he presided over the First Geneva Convention and helped establish the International Red Cross. ALS in French, signed "Genl. G. H. Dufour," one page, 5.25 x 8.25, November 12, 1854. Untranslated letter to the French Minister of Finance Jean-Martial Bineau. In fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469 Wednesday, 10th February 2016 Estimate: $2000-2500
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