SELF-LETTER signed addressed to the sculptor and photographer Samuel-Adam SalomonThe stamp is dated April 14, 1840 (stamp), and is known as Antony-Samuel Adam-Salomon (1818 - 1881):
I am most grateful for the precious gift you have honoured me with. The perfect resemblance and the finesse of expression have made me the perfect solitary walker that I have not had the pleasure of seeing for many years: this is how he used to go in the evening in Boulogne, and that you must have often surprised him in the alleys of Fontainebleau.
Please accept, Sir, my congratulations and the expression of my sincere gratitude.
Lack of angled paper caused by mail opening.