To Edward Ramsay1    15 April 1862


Dear Sir.

I have to crave your pardon for having not before this acknowledged your kind donation of dried plants, which were most welcome & have been inserted in the fascicles of our Museum.

Allow me to mention, that it is important (in order to avoid mistakes as to the adscription of localities) that specimens for the herbarium should in all instances be labelled by the collector himself, whose handwriting is the best guarantee for the correctness of the assignation.

If I can be of any use to you, command unhesitatingly my services.



Ferd Mueller


Eucalypti in flowers & fruit with notes on bark, wood &c most welcome!

Can you suggest any means, not over expensive, to have of the forest trees of the Clarence Hastings Richmond & M'Lay2 specimens in flower & fruit gathered?

The Gymnogramme was by you correctly named G. rutaefolia. It is not very rare.



Gymnogramme rutaefolia

MS envelope front: 'E. P. Ramsay Esq. | Dobroyde | Ashfield | New South Wales | Ferd. Mueller, F.R.S.' Front stamped Melbourne, 16 April 1862. Back stamped Sydney, 20 April 1862 and Ashfield, 21 April 1862.
i.e. Macleay River, NSW.

Please cite as “FVM-62-04-15a,” in Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller, edited by R.W. Home, Thomas A. Darragh, A.M. Lucas, Sara Maroske, D.M. Sinkora, J.H. Voigt and Monika Wells accessed on 1 March 2024,