French chemist; with his wife, Marie, conducted important work on radioactivity leading to the discovery of radium and polonium.
Autograph Letter Signed, one full page, octavo, Paris, April 7, 1905. On letterhead of the Faculte des Sciences de Paris. In French. To the secretary of the Royal Society of Surgery and Medicine.
“It will not be possible for me to attend the banquet marking the centenary of the Royal Society of Surgery and Medicine. I beg you to transmit my excuses to the president and members of the Society. I thank them very sincerely for the honor that they have done me by inviting me to this anniversary banquet.”
Framed in light taupe, burnt orange and antique gilt, with a handsome photo of Pierre Curie in a dark wool jacket, looking directly at the viewer. Framed dimensions: 16 inches wide by 13 ½ inches high.