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DE LESSEPS, Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte (1805-1894). Promoter of the Suez Canal.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to the Baron de Beyens, the Belgian Minister, 1½ pages 8vo, La Chénaie, par Vatan (Indre), 29 September 1876. Pleading his many engagements as his excuse for being unable to accept the King's invitation.
'Je serai à Paris le 3 octobre pour présider mon conseil d'administration du canal, le 4 à Marseille pour présider l'ouverture du congrès des orientalistes où je ferai une forte propagande en faveur du projet du Roi ...'

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