From Joseph Hooker   4 August 1871

Aug 4 /711

Dear Mueller

I enclose extract of a letter from Mr Benth2 which concerns you.3

I am utterly at a loss to conceive to what you allude in in4 saying: "I see your Son's able remarks in Nature" 5— my dear fellow my two eldest sons, who alone are old enough to write do not care a brass farthing for the whole Kingdom of nature! — My 3d a child of 11 may turn out something.

Pinus Sinclairi was a make up of the leaves of one Pine & Cone of another, & should not supersede radiata & insignis.6

Most truly Yr

J D Hooker


Pinus insignis

Pinus radiata

Pinus Sinclairi

Letter embossed with emblem of Royal Gardens Kew.
i.e. Bentham.
Extract not found.
Repeated word .
See M to J. Hooker, 19 May 1871, in this edition as 71-05-19c.
See M to J. Hooker, 19 May 1871.

Please cite as “FVM-71-08-04a,” 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 8 August 2022,