War: The Suspicious Butterflies

One day in 1906, a brisk, enthusiastic French priest stepped jauntily ashore in Shanghai to begin his career as a Vincentian missionary. For the next 46 years, Father Adolph Buch kept himself busy teaching, preaching, training young Chinese priests, organizing medical dispensaries, and helping to care for the sick, the poor and the helpless. In the midst of his tasks, he found time to become a collector of butterflies as well.

Museums as far off as Chicago welcomed the specimens sent them by Adolph Buch, and some even gave his name to hitherto uncatalogued...

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