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Louis Pasteur Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

LOUIS PASTEUR
Born: December 27, 1822 in Dole, France
Died: September 28, 1895 in Marnes-la-Coquette, France
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Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was a chemist and biologist who is considered one of a handful of the most important pioneers of microbiology. His body of work directly led to the development of vaccinations to protect humans from deadly diseases, the invalidation of the spontaneous generation theory of life, and the invention of pasteurization. Germ theory was already rapidly growing support, but Pasteur conducted controlled experiments from 1860-1864 that investigated germs, disease, and potential causality. These experiments put to rest any further serious opposition to the theory. While Pasteur's influence on microbiology and chemistry stretch far into the sciences, his notoriety today is primarily due to the namesake process of pasteurization used on virtually all dairy products sold in stores. Cultivators immediately began to heat the starting sugar solutions to high temperatures to kill the unwanted bacteria before fermenting the beverage. Pasteur's way of thinking about diseases helped him to develop treatment for maladies such as rabies and anthrax that were, until then, thought incurable.
  • LOUIS PASTEUR - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/28/1886  - HFSID 74909
    LOUIS PASTEUR - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/28/1886 - HFSID 74909
    LOUIS PASTEUR The microbiologist signed and sent this handwritten letter to a colleague reminding him about their lunch appointment Autograph Letter Signed: "L. Pasteur" One page. 4½x7. Bordighera. November 28, 1886.

    Sale Price $1,530.00

    $1,800.00

  • LOUIS PASTEUR - AUTOGRAPH LETTER UNSIGNED 09/24/1866  - HFSID 350477
    LOUIS PASTEUR - AUTOGRAPH LETTER UNSIGNED 09/24/1866 - HFSID 350477
    LOUIS PASTEUR Pasteur writes to the editor of an agricultural journal on sharing his research on the prevention of diseases in wine. Autograph Letter, unsigned, 3¼ pages, 4¼x6¾, black-bordered stationery, (conjoining leaves). Paris, 1866 September 24.

    Sale Price $8,075.00

    $9,500.00

  • LOUIS PASTEUR - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 43361
    LOUIS PASTEUR - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 43361
    LOUIS PASTEUR The chemist penned and signed this note asking Mr. Potterin to speak to him later Autograph Note signed: "L.P.", in black ink. One page. 2¾x1¼. To "Mr. Potterin - Eugene". In French, translated in full: "Speak to me about him after/the arrival of Mr.

    Sale Price $1,105.00

    $1,300.00

  • LOUIS PASTEUR - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH NOTE  - HFSID 43106
    LOUIS PASTEUR - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH NOTE - HFSID 43106
    LOUIS PASTEUR Pasteur invites doctors to observe his administering of his newly invented vaccination against rabies Third Person Autograph Note Signed: "Mr. Pasteur" and "L.P.". One page. 4½x3¼ card. No date.

    Sale Price $1,530.00

    $1,800.00

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