From Joseph Hooker1    3 January 1861

Kew Jay 3d /61

Dear Dr Mueller

I herewith introduce to you my very particular friend Dr Hector, the very able Geologist who accompanied Capt Palliser across the Rocky mountains.2 He is a very fair Botanist & a highly accomplished man. I beg to recommend him most cordially to you

Most trul Yr

JD Hooker

MS black-edged.
Hector accompanied the Irish explorer John Palliser on a three-year expedition through western Canada,1857-60, the chief aim of which was to find a route through the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.

Please cite as “FVM-61-01-03,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 26 October 2021,