To John Balfour   27 March 1873

Melbourne bot Garden



I am much interested in the notice1 of the plants of Kilimanjaro, dear Professor Balfour, as I worked on the alpine vegetation of Australia. Will any publication of this rare alpine treasure soon appear? Thanking you for your kind continuance of sending prints I remain your regardful

Ferd. von Mueller

A clipping from the Journal of Botany, British and Foreign, new series, vol. 2, 1873, containing a report of the meeting of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh on 12 December 1872, is bound with this letter. The meeting heard that ' Dr. John Kirk, Zanzibar, presented to the University [of Edinburgh] Herbarium a collection of dried plants from the highest zone of vegetation in the Kilimanjaro, below the line of perpetual snow that crowns the summit' (p. 94).

Please cite as “FVM-73-03-27,” 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,