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From Eduard Schulte1   30 October 1879

Fürstenwalde | Prov. Brandenburg.

30.10.79

Carolo Darwin | Viro Ornatissimo et Doctissimo | S. P. D’.2 | Eduardus Schulte philosophiae doctor.

Hoc unum abs te peto, vir ornatissime: si de papilione illo aliquid scripseris, mittas mihi velim unum exemplar “Nature”, vel mihi appelles numerum folii.3 Hoc officium mihi summo et honori et decori erit.

Cura ut valeas.

Footnotes

For a translation of this letter, see Appendix I.
SPD: salutem plurimam dicit (Latin), ‘bids the best possible health’, or, ‘greets’.
Schulte had written to CD about the iridescent butterfly Hypolimnas bolina (the common eggfly, known to CD as Diadema bolina); see letter from Eduard Schulte, 23 October 1879, and letter to Eduard Schulte, 28 October 1879. No further letters from CD to Schulte have been found, but CD wrote about sexual coloration in butterflies, including Schulte’s case, in his letter to Nature, 16 December 1879.

Translation

From Eduard Schulte1   30 October 1879

Fürstenwalde | Prov. Brandenburg.

30.10.79

Eduard Schulte, doctor of philosophy, to the very distinguished and learned Charles Darwin, greetings.

I beg this one favour of you, most honoured Sir: that if you were to write anything about that particular butterfly, you would send me either one copy of “Nature” or tell me the number of the folio.2 I will esteem this favour as a great honour.

Take care that you may keep well.

Footnotes

For a transcription of this letter in its original Latin, see pp. QQQQ.
Schulte had written to CD about the iridescent butterfly Hypolimnas bolina (the common eggfly, known to CD as Diadema bolina); see letter from Eduard Schulte, 23 October 1879, and letter to Eduard Schulte, 28 October 1879. No further letters from CD to Schulte have been found, but CD wrote about sexual coloration in butterflies, including Schulte’s case, in his letter to Nature, 16 December 1879.

Summary

Asks for reference to article on butterfly [see CD’s "Sexual colours of certain butterflies", Collected papers 2: 220–2].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12278
From
Eduard Schulte
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Fürstenwalde
Source of text
DAR 177: 65
Physical description
1p (Latin)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12278,” accessed on 22 October 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-12278.xml

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