Paul Émile Pasteur

Correspondence, mission reports, watercolours and pictures of Paul Emile Pasteur (1884-1951), artisan missionary in Gabon with Albert Schweitzer and in New-Caledonia with Maurice Leenhardt. Most of these documents are in French.

“I struggled so that those who would come after me would be better prepared to face life than I was, be more equipped to reflect on and enjoy life. To know who they are and be ready to stand for their principles in spite of opposition. Did I succeed? I believe so because I need to believe it is so, to assure myself that my efforts have not been in vain.”

(Letter to his son, 25 April 1944)

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