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The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection

Since 1987 more than 15,000 letters written by and to the Australian botanist and explorer Ferdinand von Mueller have been located and edited by R.W. Home, Thomas A. Darragh, A.M. Lucas, Sara Maroske, D.M. Sinkora, J.H. Voigt and Monika Wells. The letters included here are a sample of the total, and lack the apparatus files. Users who need access to the citations or illustrations associated with specific letters can contact the editors at The full corpus will be mounted here in due course. Selected letters have been published in a print edition, Regardfully yours: selected correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller (Bern: Peter Lang, 1998–2006. See For further information about the project, see

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Ferdinand von Mueller
Lord Kelvin
23 April 1893
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Royal Society, London, Miscellaneous correspondence vol. 16, 1889-92, letter no. 31.This letter is filed with one of M's calling cards and a three-page printed document, with handwritten additions by M, headed 'Liber Baro Fedinandus De Mueller' and dated 20 June 1892, listing, in Latin, all M's degrees, awards, honours and society memberships, presumably sent as an enclosure with this letter. See the file ‘Titles and memberships’ in this edition

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