Visiting Card, inscribed and signed by Jules Ferry. With the original autograph envelope, franked. Postmarked Grasse, 28 November 1889. Jules Francois Camille Ferry (1832-1893), French statesman, premier of France (1880-81, 1883-85), who pursued a vigorous colonial policy extending French possessions in Africa and Asia. He was assassinated by a madman with a revolver.