ORDER OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR (France). ... - Lot 54 - Coutau-Bégarie

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ORDER OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR (France). ... - Lot 54 - Coutau-Bégarie
ORDER OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR (France). Knight's Cross, silver, gold and enamel, with rosette ribbon in red moiré silk taffeta, preserved in its original case and with its letter of appointment signed and dated January 26, 1901. Attached from the same family is a Knight's Cross of the Legion of Honour in its case with ribbon, a Croix de Guerre with palm (1939) and a miniature badge of the Order of Merit. H. : 6 cm - W. : 3 cm ; H. : 6 cm - W. : 3 cm. Provenance : having belonged to Mr. Paul Apostol (1872-1943), honorary adviser to the Russian Ministry of Finance and member of the Russian Chamber of Commerce in Paris, and to one of his family members. SET OF HISTORICAL MEMORIES OWNED BY PREFET HENRY GOULLEY (1852-1938), FRENCH DIPLOMAT UNDER THE IIIrd REPUBLIC, PRESERVED BY DESCENDENCE FROM No. 55 TO No. 65. Goulley Henry, born on July 7, 1852 and died on April 19, 1938 in Tanlay (Yonne) was a senior civil servant of the French Republic who served as attaché to the cabinet of the Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Agriculture and Trade from 1875 to 1878 and as such received the medal for services rendered during the organization of the Universal Exhibition of 1878. He became secretary general of the Cantal prefecture on 12 January 1880, where he was awarded the Palmes Académiques. Appointed prefect of the Ardèche in 1894, he was decorated with the Legion of Honour in 1895 and received the Order of Saint Stanislas from Emperor Nicolas II in 1901, during the second official visit of the Tsar to France. He is the author of several administrative publications and published in 1905 under the pseudonym of Louis Chaussin "Le bénitier d'argent", a satyre against the wealth of the Church.
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