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French cardinal; member of the Oratory of St. Philip. Bishop of Autun. Superior General of the Confederation of the Oratory. Created a cardinal by Leo XIII in 1893. Academic and brilliant orator.


ALS – Autograph Letter Signed, one page, January 1899, written while cardinal-bishop of Autun but penned on the letterhead of the Archbishop of Carthage, and written from Tunis. Also bears a small intact red wax seal, possibly his personal crest. Letter reads:  I am deeply moved by the religious and respectful sentiments that members of the St. Vincent de Paul and Joulette Conferences in Tunis have shown me.  May it please their President General to accept my gratitude and extend same to members of the brotherhood and my wishes of prosperity for the work they carry out with so much enthusiasm and love.  Adolphe Louis Albert, Cardinal Perraud, Bishop of Autun. Comes with a small reprint image of Cardinal Perraud.


Perraud studied at the Sorbonne Paris where he graduated in theology in 1865. He was professor of church history at the same university from 1866-74. In 1870 he was also a member of the Higher Education Council and army chaplain of MacMahon.


In 1882, Perraud was elected a member of the Academie francaise. He participated in the conclave of 1903 from whence came the future Pope St. Pius X.

PERRAUD, Cardinal Adolphe (1828-1906)

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