FAVIER, Alphonse. 19999

£300

Description

Autograph Letter Signed ‘A.Favier’, to “Mon cher Monsieur”, discussing arrangements to meet. In French. 1 page 8 x 5 inches, toned, minor blemishes and tears at edges, integral blank leaf. Lazarist Congregation for Mission, Paris, 20 August 1886. Rare. Alphonse Favier (1837-1905), Catholic missionary bishop in China. Pierre-Marie-Alphonse Favier-Duperron C.M. was the Catholic Lazarist Vicar Apostolic of Northern Chi-Li, China and titular bishop of Pentacomia from 13 April 1899 until his death in 1905. In 1901 Favier’s diary of the siege in the Beitang was published as The Heart of Pekin: Bishop A. Favier’s Diary of the Siege, May–August 1900.