From August Schleicher 9 February 1865
Professor Dr. A. Schleicher | Jena
Excuse, Sir, my very bad English, but I prefer to show my rudeness in writing Your language insteed of causing to You any trouble with reading German.
With this letter I send to You a little pamphlet; perhaps You will think it not unworthy to be epitomised or translated by a Reviewer.1
This summer a Congress of botanists, horticulturists and seedsmen and a great exhibition shall take place at Erfurt.2 In the program just published I read, that the first object of transactions is ‘the Theory of Darwin’.3
Pray, accept my photography;4 dare I hope to be favoured with Yours? With the best wishes for Your health and with sincere respect
Jena, 9/2 65.
Sends a pamphlet and photograph to CD [missing];
announces a botanical congress at Erfurt at which CD’s theory will be discussed.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4770,” accessed on 20 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4770