From Joseph Hooker   17 June 1864

June 17. 64

Dear Dr Mueller

The bearer of this is a gentleman who is visiting Australia for his health, with his sister.1 — Mr & Miss Hodgson's mother is a very near neighbour of ours, indeed dwells on the premises, the Honble Mrs H. having charge of Kew Palace.

Mr Hodgson has kindly taken charge of the Papyrus for you & will I hope transport it alive this time. Two boxes from Mr Bentham went for you two days ago from this.

Mr Oldfield is still in this Country & has not made up his mind what to do.

My father is remaining well & desires his kindest regards; he is very busy at his Synopsis Filicum2

Ever my dear Mueller

Most sincerely yr

J D Hooker

 

Papyrus

James and Elizabeth Hodgson (aged 18 and 25 respectively) arrived in Melbourne per Lincolnshire on 17 September 1864 ( Index to Unassisted Inward Passenger Lists to Victoria 1852-1923 ).
W. Hooker and Baker (1865-8).

Please cite as “FVM-64-06-17,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 27 October 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/64-06-17