To Joseph Hooker   22 April 1870



I hoped, dear Dr Hooker, to have sent by the clipper sailing this week, to you a supplemental case of Monochlamydeae for Mr Bentham’s use, but as I have not yet over come the difficulties in my department, — I fell ill under anxieties and lost so much time in defending my position against insult and misrepresentations, that really I could not send it off yet, but mean to do so within the next weeks. It will contain also among other things some fresh seed-collections for Mr Verd[o]n.

The majority of the Sarracenias did arrive safely and are a great acquisition as a curiosity. It is just 100 years since Capt Cook came to our shores, first to what is now East Gipps Land

Menyanthes & Caltha are florishing in my cold tank. What splendid acquisitions, if I succeed to naturalize them in our forest rivulets, as I did with the large American Blackberry.1

Always your regardful

Ferd von Mueller.





Willis (1972) does not inicate any naturalised species of Menyanthes and Caltha in Victoria.

Please cite as “FVM-70-04-22b,” 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 24 March 2023,