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To W. B. Tegetmeier   [before 5 April 1874]1

Reprint of Boddaert’s Planches Enluminées

Mr. Tegetmeier,

Please place my name on your list as a Subscriber for one copy2 of Boddaert’s “Table des Planches Enluminées,” at Five Shillings a copy.3

Yours, | Ch. Darwin

Mr. Tegetmeier, | 346, Strand, | London, W.C.

I am very happy to have my name added to your list— | C. D


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 5 April 1874.
CD wrote ‘y’ over the original printed ‘ies’.
The Table des planches enluminéez by Pieter Boddaert (Boddaert 1783) was an identification key to Planches enluminéez d’histoire naturelle, a work of 1008 plates, issued in 42 numbers between 1765 and 1783 under the supervision of Edmé-Louis Daubenton (see Cowan 1967 and Cowan 1968). The reprint of Boddaert 1783 was edited and published by Tegetmeier in an effort to reinstate many of Boddaert’s scientific names on the principle of priority (see Tegetmeier ed. 1874, editor’s preface).


Subscribes to a reprint of Pieter Boddaert’s Table des planches enluminéez d’histoire naturelle [check ‘éez’!?] [1874].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Sent from
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (458)
Physical description
DS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9389,” accessed on 19 July 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22