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FVM-04596
From:  Alice Eaton
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  1890
Classmark:  MEL 110458, National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-04594
From:  Joseph Hooker
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  1890
Classmark:  RB MSS M3, Library, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-04592
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Maurice Holtze
Date:  1890
Classmark:  GRG 19/391, State Records of South Australia, Adelaide
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-04597
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Georg Luehmann
Date:  1890
Classmark:  MEL 68281, National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.MS attached to the sheet containing a specimen of Darwinia luehmannii (MEL 68281). An Elder Exploring Expedition specimen label bears the date 2 November 1891, ’85 miles n.e x e from Esperance Bay’, and identifies the specimen as ‘Darwinia aff virescens’. M’s herbarium label identifies the collector as Richard Helms but in the published description by M and R. Tate (B96.14.02), the collection is attributed to P. A. Gwynne, an assistant on the Elder Expedition.The MS appears to be a note from M to Luehmann written during the working up of the botanical results of the Elder Expedition, and detailed notes and drawings, apparently by Luehmann, comparing this putative new species with Darwinia meissneri and D. virescens, are also attached to the sheet. In the published description, M and Tate state that ‘The species has been dedicated to Mr. G. Luehmann … who in the preliminary examination of the Helms-collection has on many occasions given valuable aid’.M and Tate began working up the botanical results of the Elder Expedition in 1892; see B93.14.08, read by Tate to the Royal Society of SA in December 1892. Their definitive account, including a description of the new Darwinia, was expected to be published in the next part of vol. 16 of the Society’s Transactions following that published in June 1893, but the Society ran into financial difficulties and the issue did not appear until 1896 (see B96.14.02). In the meantime, M and Tate did some further work on the collection; see Tate to M, 12 November 1895 (in this edition as 95-11-12a). Hence M’s note to Luehmann could have been written at any time between 1892 and March or April 1896
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-04595
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Adolph Miessler
Date:  1890
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-04593
From:  Theodor Pentzcke
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  1890
Classmark:  RB MSS M1, Library, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
JHC233
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Lady Hyacinth Hooker (nee Symonds, then Jardine)
Date:  --[1890]
Classmark:  JDH/2/22/2 f.62, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH discusses his travel plans with his wife Lady Hyacinth Hooker. He no longer plans to go to Cornwall but may join Hyacinth & 'the children' in Hythe after going to the Royal Geographic Society on Mon. He would take the train from C[haring] C[ross]. He gives his opinion on the musical & artistic studies of his daughter Grace Ellen Hooker. He approves of these activities but does not think she is reaching her potential, particularly regarding the application of perspective in her drawing. JDH draws the letter to a close as [Daniel] Oliver, Keeper of the RBG Kew herbarium, has brought his a new genus from China to study. He adds that he stayed with his daughter Harriet Anne Thiselton-Dyer & her husband Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer after attending the Philosophical Club. He has heard his son William Henslow Hooker is not taking care of his health. Thanks his son 'little lion' [Joseph Symonds Hooker] for his letter.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC475
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  5 January 1890
Classmark:  JDH/2/16 f.118, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH writes that he is sending Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer the 'memoriae' for [Miles Joseph] Berkeley. JDH notes that he could not recall the official name of Berkeley's pension. JDH discusses getting signatures [for Berkeley's pension?] from officers of various societies. JDH regrets that he cannot come to WTTD's garden employees' party because he is ill with bronchitis.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC477
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  17 January 1890
Classmark:  JDH/2/16 f.120, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH writes praising Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer's 'Argyle article', referring to the 8th Duke of Argyle [George John Douglas Campbell] a leader of scholarly opposition to Darwinism. JDH states he has always disagreed with Argyle's attitude to Darwin, evolution & coral reefs which is a shame as Argyle has the skill to be a 'first rate naturalist'. JDH blames 'the obfuscation of Scotch metaphysics' & Argyle's family & upbringing. He describes Argyle's strong willed mother & relative poverty & mentions his upbringing by Scottish divinity students. JDH mentions a lost document regarding the Fredenhsborg [Fredensborg] Garden. JDH is anxious about mismanagement of funds at the Royal Horticultural Society. He asks about a matter regarding West Indian soil which will place demands on [Daniel] Morris's time. JDH mentions the need for a typed revision of Steudel's invaluable NOMENCLATOR BOTANICUS SEU SYNONYMIA PLANTARUM UNIVERSALIS & discusses plans for Francis 'Frank' Darwin & Cambridge Press to publish one. He also notes that Steudel omitted over 1,000 species of Lamarck [Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet] & [Jean Louis Marie] Poiret. JDH sympathises with the eye problems of Harriet [Thiselton-Dyer] & their son 'Georgie' [George Henry Thiselton-Dyer], he wishes he could bequeath them his own, which have withstood many years of orchid dissection. JDH discusses his study of Neottieae. Writes that various members of his family & household have had influenza, JDH has had bronchitis & is taking quinine for it he may also need a change of climate & [Thomas Henry] Huxley has suggested Teneriffe but JDH does not care for it.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC761
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Henry Nicholas Ridley
Date:  20 January 1890
Classmark:  HNR/2/1/3 f.97-98, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
FVM-04598
From:  Johannes Reinke
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  21 January 1890
Classmark:  RB MSS M 108b, Library, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-05274
From:  James Walker
To:  Mary Walker
Date:  22 January 1890
Classmark:  Archives of the Religious Society of Friends, University of Tasmania Library, Hobart
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
JHC1648
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir Francis “Frank” Darwin
Date:  24 January 1890
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/3 f.182, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1649
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir Francis “Frank” Darwin
Date:  25 January 1890
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/3 f.183, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
FVM-04599
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Charles Musson
Date:  27 January 1890
Classmark:  ML MSS 2009/21, item 27, Linnean Society of NSW, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
JHC1650
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir Francis “Frank” Darwin
Date:  28 January 1890
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/3 f.184, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
FVM-04600
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  William Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  28 January 1890
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller, 1882-90, ff. 299–300
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
JHC478
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  30 January 1890
Classmark:  JDH/2/16 f.121, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH writes to Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer regarding the election of Truman[?] Wood to an unspecified committee; Hickson as a possible opponent must not be given too much support though Sclater might do so. JDH discusses the value of working up Steudel's plant list [Nomenclator botanicus seu Synonymia plantarum universalis], his own part in it & the encouragement & assistance of others such as [John] Ball, Asa Gray & Daniel Oliver. The list will inevitably have omissions & mistakes but it was an invaluable aid to JDH when working on the Indian orchids &, for example, in the Indian Habenaria & Planthera JDH noted only 2 errors in several hundred entries, & Dendrobium & Cyperus are also very accurate. JDH had intended to show Thiselton-Dyer the 'specimen page' [for proposed publication of Steudel's list] but his mind is preoccupied with Neottieae. Though stretching the truth Francis 'Frank' Darwin could claim the Syndics that RBG Kew's assistance with the list was 'unofficial'. JDH adds that he is seriously thinking about giving up [editing] the BOTANICAL MAGAZINE.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC762
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Henry Nicholas Ridley
Date:  31 January 1890
Classmark:  HNR/2/1/3 f.99, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
FVM-04601
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  William Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  31 January 1890
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller, 1882-90, f. 301
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project