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Recently, a professor of entomology sent an urgent letter of inquiry relative to the association of German naturalists called, in the older writings, the "Leopoldina," or, more fully, the "Academia Caesarea Leopoldino-Carolina Naturae Curiosorum." He had read an account of Jacob Boll, early Texan naturalist, and therein had noted his election (March 1, 1873) to membership in the society. The article stated that, in 1873, the Academy had its seat at Dresden, where its Praeses, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach had been for many years professor of natural history, and director of the natural history museum. It also stated, mistakenly, that the Academy had been founded at Frankfort on the Main in 1670. My friend wished to have fuller information on the "Leopoldina," since many entomologists, like Boll, had been members; but found the sources of information very scanty and conflicting.

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