PASTEUR, LOUIS. (1822-1895). French chemist and microbiologist; discovered the process, named pasteurization in his honor, through which bacteria in liquids are destroyed by heating. ALS. (“L. Pasteur”). 3/4p. 8vo. Paris, February 24, 1892. Written on Institut Pasteur stationery to the “Chief Rabbi” (ZADOC KAHN, 1839-1905; chief rabbi of France beginning in 1889 and the last official chief rabbi prior to the separation of church and state). In French with translation.
“Dear Chief Rabbi, I am taking the liberty, in my capacity as Honorary President of the Foreign Students Committee, to ask you to receive and listen for a few moments to the Dr. from Geneva, Mr. A. M. Archavski, who wishes to obtain certain grade equivalencies and some financial sponsorship. The letters of introduction that he carries prove that he is a most commendable doctor and really deserves to be helped. Please accept, Sir, the assurance of my highest consideration…”