To Michael Guilfoyle1    17 January 1871

Bot Garden 17/1/71

 

I am glad, dear Mr Guilfoyle, that you will send me the Strangea;2 a few fragments in a letter will be sufficient for my purpose of examining, though a good supply of dried specimens of so rare a plant for museum interchanges will be extremely welcome.

Is it always a small shrub?

Should you come across Macarthuria Neo-Cambrica, I hope you will also secure a good supply for Museum-purposes. Pray send as early as you can any plants you may have ready, as I may utilize some for the next number of the fragmenta,3 and may in some instances point out what observations about any particular species may require yet to be made.

With best regards

Ferd. von Mueller. 

 

Strangea

Macarthuria Neo-Cambrica

 
The commonality of subject-matter with M to M. Guilfoyle, 15 May 1871, makes it likely that this letter was also addressed to Michael Guilfoyle rather than to his son William.
See M to M. Guilfoyle, 15 May 1871.
B71.07.01.

Please cite as “FVM-71-01-17,” 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 13 August 2022, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/71-01-17