Autograph Letter, Signed to Mr. Manon ("Monsieur le Président"). George Cuvier, Baron.

Cuvier: the Protestant Scientist

Autograph Letter, Signed to Mr. Manon ("Monsieur le Président").

[Paris] “au jardin du Roi”: 22, Janvier 1828.

In ink on reccto on single folded sheet; with conjugate blank. 1 vols. 8vo. Cuvier: the Protestant Scientist. Bookseller's small printed slip affixed to lower left, split at fold neatly repaired Item #221328

Cuvier, the great naturalist and Lutheran who managed to reconcile his beliefs in the Bible with his scientific findings. His work was extremely popular with Christian evangelists in the English-speaking world. This fine letter demonstrates his committment to his religion:

"L'esperance de pouvoir être utile aux protestants, dans les fonctions qui viennent de m'être confiées, est le seul motif qui me les ait fait accepter. Je serai charmé de m'entretenir avec Messieurs du consistoire sur ce que votre communion peut avoir à désirer. Je regrette seulement d'avoir à leur proposer un voyage aussi long que celui du jardin du Roi, mais c'est le seul endroit ou je puisse les recevoir commodement..."*

*[English translation:] "My only motive for accepting the duties which have just been conferred on me is the hope that I can be of some use to protestants. I'll be happy to speak with the gentlemen of the Consistory on whatever subject your communion wants. I only regret that I have to propose such a long voyage as that of the Jardin du Roi ..."

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