(1820-1910, born Gaspard-Felix Tournachon) French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, and balloonist (or, more accurately, proponent of manned flight).
Autograph letter signed, 1 1/2 pages (both sides), 5 x 6,5 inch, November 1905 (Nadar annotates to the heading before the date "(?...)", meaning that he has no idea what day it is), in French, to an unidentified correspondent - mentioning François-René de Chateaubriand*, written and signed in black ink "Nadar", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Nadar seated in a chair (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with a central horizontal letter fold - in fine to very fine condition.
"D´autant mieux venu votre jeune ami (-d´abord parce qu´avec vous tres aimée Madame) que nous lui croyons avoir déniché des notes qui me paraissent devoir l´intéresser, car moi qui ne Chateaubrille [illegible], j´y ai été mordu; c´est le journal, jour par jour, d´une petite amie, quoiqu´enfant intime de Chateaubriand. [...] Mais vendredi c´est bien long! Vous ne nous ferez pas une petite avance? [...]"
"Your young friend has come all the better (-first because with you, dearly beloved Madame) as we believe we have unearthed notes for him which seem to me to be of interest to him, because I, who do not Chateaubrille [illegible], have been bitten there; it is the diary, day by day, of a girlfriend, although an intimate child of Chateaubriand*. [...] But Friday is very long! Won't you give us a little advance? [...]"
* François-René de Chateaubriand (1768-1848) French Writer, Politician and Historian. He is considered the founder of Romanticism in French literature.