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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Shelfmark:  Waller Ms fr-09126
Type of object:  manuscript
Dimensions:  198 x 158mm
Extent:  2 foll.
Material:  paper
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS
Type of element:  letter
Extent:  1a, 2b
Language:  French
Place:  s.l.
Date:  1770-07-23
Short summary:  Thanks for a letter and for marks of esteem. Voltaire has read some extracts from the addressee's journal and encourages him: "I see that you love both truth and liberty". He mentions the similarity of the addressee's name with the name of the man "who reported so well from the Académie des Sciences".
Person:  Voltaire, 1694 (Paris)-1778 (Paris), Philosopher, Man of letters, author
Person:  Dubois-Fontanelle, Joseph-Gaspard, 1727 (Grenoble)-1812, Translator, Dramatist, Journalist, Man of letters, addressee
Person:  Fontenelle, Bernard de, 1657 (Rouen)-1757 (Paris), Philosopher, Man of letters, person referred to
Institutions, associations, works etc. referred to:  Académie des Sciences, Paris (Society)
Institutions, associations, works etc. referred to:  Gazette des Deux-Ponts: avec privilège de Son Altesse Sérénissime, 1770-1777 (Periodical)
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