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Transcriber: Catchpole, Caroline
Transcription date: October 2, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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24 Bloomsbury Street London W.C.
Feb[ruar]y 4th. 1860
You no doubt must think me very neglectful in not before replying to your Letter of 15th Oct[obe]r but I regret to say that in consequence of the death of my poor Brother last September I have now got an extra amount of work to do which prevents me from attending so fully to any correspondents as I could wish.--
If however you wish it I will at my leisure look at some of the rarer butterflies & moths received from Mr. Wallace & forward to you, my recent arrivals from that gentleman are from Dorey New Guinea & Batchian Moluccas from this latter locality I received the new & Beautiful Ornithoptera croesus1 which I am now selling fine & perfect at £5 & £6 the pair, also the beautiful new Papilio Telemachus more beautiful than Ulysses2 at £5 the pair others new & fine at from 5/ to 30/ each-- Mr Wallace has not yet found the beautiful Orn[ithoptera] D’Urvillianus[?] but he hopes to do so, Mr W[allace] sends very few moths as he has not much time to attend to them.
From other countries I have some collected by Mr Bates3 on the Amazon others from Bogoto &c-- from Sylhit[?] in India, a few from S. Africa &c. &c.--
I have not heard for near 2 years from Dr [one word illegible], when he last wrote he sayid he would be returning to Europe in 9 months he was going he was going to send some Collections but they never arrived.
Believe me | Dear Sir | Yours Faithfully | Samuel Stevens [signature]
Dr. C. Felder
Advocat Kohlmarkt No.1119
Dr. C. Felder
Advocat of the Imp.[erial] Court,
Kohlmarkt No. 1119
1. More commonly known as Wallace’s Golden Birdwing butterfly, found in northern Maluku Indonesia
2. Papilio Ulysses, also known as the Blue Mountain Butterfly
3. Henry Walter Bates (1825 - 1892), English naturalist and explorer.
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