From Joseph Hooker1    13 December 1876

Dec 13 /76.

My dear Mueller

Thank you much for your very kind letter of congratulation of 23/9/76.2

I am indeed pleased to hear that J. S. Mills Herbarium has been so acceptable. I have forwarded your letter to Miss Helen Taylor who has just been elected a member of one of the Metropolitan School-boards.3

I have no botanical news to give, my time is so absorbed with the official work of Kew & the Royal Society that I have not done any-thing to the "Genera"4 since midsummer. I hope however to utilize the Xmas holidays for this purpose.

The Correa Laurenciana 5 with scarlet flowers will be indeed an acquisition; it has not yet arrived6

Lord Stair grows Eucalyptus amygdalina in Wigten shire7 in the open air, & has asked me to get him some fresh seeds. Can you help me? if so I should be very much obliged.

Ever [sincerely yr]

Jos D Hooker


Correa Laurenciana

Eucalyptus amygdalina

MS embossed with crest of Royal Gardens Kew.
M had congratulated Hooker on his marriage to Hyacinth, second wife and widow of the naturalist Sir William Jardine, Bart.
See M to H. Taylor, 23 September 1876, in this edition as 76-09-23d.
Bentham and Hooker (1862–83).
C. lawrenciana?
See M to J. Hooker, 4 October 1876.
i.e. Wigtownshire. MS annotation by M: 'S. W. Scotland'.

Please cite as “FVM-76-12-13,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 23 October 2021,