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Letter from Viktor von Tschusi zu Schmidhoffen (in German), with modern transcription and summarised translation, 12 February 1898

Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/3

Scope and Contents

As the letter is not addressed to Ewart by name, it is unclear whether the letter was addressed to another recipient. Tschusi confirms the receipt of the addressee's letter, prospectus of and index of Bohemian ornithology, which includes a bibliography. He complains that the index does not contain an important work by the addressee's uncle and that one of the his own works has been omitted from the bibliography. He therefore declines the dedication of the addressee's book to him. He criticizes the fact that the addressee only wrote about questions posed to him but not about his responses, and adds that his resultant failure to believe everything he says is entirely his own fault. He puts forward a Dr V. Lorentz as professor for the addressee's work, rather than himself.


  • Creation: 12 February 1898


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Physical Description

1 letter 2 translations 4 leaves

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4 Leaves

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Physical Description

1 letter 2 translations 4 leaves

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Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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