Gustave eiffel married in 1862 at the age of 30, in Dijon, Marguerite Gaudelet. Unfortunately, she died prematurely fifteen years later.They had five children: clear, born on August 19, 1863, laure, Edward, valentine and the youngest, Albert, born in August 1873. Very busy by his work and his travels, Gustave left after his wife's death the care to his clear eldest daughter, then 14 years old to look after his family. She actually becomes a surrogate mother for her brothers and sisters and will always remain very close to her father, with whom she collaborates on a daily basis. She accompanied him to Porto two months after his mother's death, then again in 1880. In 1885 she married Adolphe Salles, an engineer who had just left the polytechnic school and the school of mines, and whom eiffel had chosen to take over as head of the company, which he would actually do in 1893 after having directed the works of the eiffel tower.
The couple stayed in the mansion of Gustave eiffel, a luxurious mansion, rue rabelais à paris, which clearly inherited after his father's death in 1923. Claire thus played for more than forty years a major role although unknown to her father, both as confidant and private secretary. Visitors to the eiffel tower can see its wax silhouette alongside the eiffel gustave and its guest thomas edison, in the reproduction of the eiffel desk at the top of the tower. This item is in the category "collections\letters, old papers\autographs\historical persons".The seller is "setib0" and is located in this country: fr. This item can be shipped to the following country: france.