From Joseph Hooker1    3 May 1877

May 3 /77.

Dear Mueller

Enclosed are all the sheets of the School Flora that we have hitherto received2 — It will be a great pity if it cannot be published, though I must confess I do not like to see the introduction of such new terms as fruitlets in place of carpels which every child should be taught.

I cannot find any one to recommend the sending you the Elymi 3 in Sea-Sand nor were the plants to survive the voyage, would they be multiplied into a useful quantity [under] many years. What you really want is for Govts to take up such a matter in a large & liberal scale or not at all.

Ever most sincy Yr

Jos D. Hooker



MS embossed with crest of Royal Gardens Kew.
See M to J. Hooker, 20 February 1877. See also Lucas, Maroske & May (2006), pp 36-8.
See M to J. Hooker, 18 January 1877 (in this edition as 77-01-18a).

Please cite as “FVM-77-05-03a,” 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 25 September 2022,