To Johan Lange   26 February 1873

Melbourne bot. Garden

26/2/73

 

By this month's post, dear Professor Lange, I beg to send you through my London Agents (Mess Blackith & Co, Cox Quay, Lower Thames Street) three volumes of the Fragmenta, which I had just at hand. I have still to send 2 more, which will come an other time.

Will you kindly express my best thanks to the generous donors of the new volumes of Botanisk Tidsskrift, Memoires des antiquaires du Nord, and Videnskabelige Meddelelser, just arrived.1

I soon hope to get some leisure, and then will send you some duplicates again from my collections of tropic Australian plants.

I hope you will soon have good news for the venerable Consul J. B. Were.2

Regardfully yours

Ferd. von Mueller.

The library of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne holds runs from this period of Botanisk Tidsskrift, the journal of the Copenhagen Botanical Society, and Videnskabelige Meddelelser, the journal of the Copenhagen Natural History Society.
See M to J. Lange, 29 January 1873. J. B. Were was appointed a knight, third class, in the Dannebrog Order by King Christian IX of Denmark, in January 1873 (Australasian, 12 April 1873, p. 17) but the news had not yet reached Melbourne.

Please cite as “FVM-73-02-26,” 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 7 October 2022, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/73-02-26