These letters being relayed to the public for …

These letters being relayed to the public for the first time are a valuable “document humain”, not only because of their scientific content, but also because of the elevated, noble and true spirit they are filled with. If just a small fraction of Urnings had expressed bravery and zeal similar to his, the Uranian cause would have been in a better position. Of course this reservation is understandable; the words of the poet are applicable to this day and Ulrichs must have experienced their accuracy too: 

“Only one who nails his own happiness to the cross,
Can be a savior of mankind.”