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Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre 
Original letter from Daguerre (28 June 1839) supplying the supporting materials for his application to the Legion d'Honneur. 
1839, 28 June 
  
Letter 
National Gallery of Canada, The Origins of Photography: The Matthew R. Isenburg and Enhanced Isenburg Collections 1840-1880 
 
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Mister the high-ranking officer in the French Legion of Honor.
 
Mister the Duke,
 
I have the honor of sending you the papers necessary to the dispatching of my appointment title to the rank of Officer of the Legion of Honor.
These papers are:
 
1¦ - my duly authenticated birth certificate
2¦ - the individuality report
3¦ - my service record
 
Mister the Duke: Sincerely yours -- from your humble servant,
 
                                   Daguerre
 
28 June 1839.
 
[Translated by Frédéric Perrier] 
 

 
  
 
  
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