To Thomas Anderson   24 February 1865

24/2/65

Dear Dr Anderson.

The enclosed letter explains itself.1 Can you kindly advise, whether we should apply to any one, known to you as reliable for effecting the purchases. If I was free to act, I would ask Mr Butler; for I have had a very pleasing and advantageous communication with that Gentleman for a series of years & he showed himself always most zealous kind & generous.2 But as some misunderstandings seem to exist between Mr Butler & the Acclimation Society,3 I think it will be better, that the commission should devolve on some other Gentleman.

I would ask, whether the field seed[s], forwarded several months ago through Messers Law Summers & Co. from here arrived safely? Being to some extent responsible for the arrangements I am eager to hear of the safe receipt of the large consignment.

I have sent by this mail to you some few kinds of Pine seeds. My foreign trees are not bearing and of native ones we have only Callitris & I have no access to Araucaria ranges1000 miles from here at a frightful expense. The Eucalyptus seeds I rather enclose in the letter.

Eucalyptus plants must be transferred from pots or sown where they are to remain. I shall look forward gratefully to the Sikkim pine seed[s], you kindly gathered. We never can get too many of them in this country. I shall send you a share of our seed harvest when done.

With friendship

yr

Ferd Mueller

 

Araucaria

Callitris

Eucalyptus

Enclosed letter not found.
No correspondence between M and H. L. Butler in Calcutta has been found.
See G. Sprigg to H. Butler, 25 May 1864 (in this edition as M64-05-25).

Please cite as “FVM-65-02-24d,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 23 October 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/65-02-24d