To Thomas Anderson   25 February 1867

25/2/67

 

I am not quite well, dear Professor, and can thus only very briefly adress you in response to your very friendly last letters. My indisposition must also be the excuse that I did not send any seeds by this mail. I had a most kind letter from your worthy father1 and I am so glad that so far the object of our united wishes was accomplished The seeds you so generously supplied have safely arrived I will send you a case with Araucaria Cookii but have no seeds.

I admire your perseverance & success in the Cinchona culture! I have now several thousand plants (the majority C. Condaminea) which I intend this autumn to trust out in our so called "ferntree gullies" Seeds of C. Calisaya & C. micrantha, of which species I have but a limited number are always a great boon

We are here in the Australian vegetation excessively poor in Acanthaceae,2 even in the north.

With sincerity

your friend

Ferd Mueller

 

Acanthaceae

Araucaria Cookii

Cinchona Calisaya

Cinchona Condaminea

Cinchona micrantha

 
Thomas Anderson, secretary of the National bank of Scotland (ODNB). Letter not found.
See Anderson (1864), (1867).

Please cite as “FVM-67-02-25a,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 23 October 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/67-02-25a