To William Thiselton-Dyer   10 October 1879

10/10/79.

 

You will know from your own experience, dear Mr Dyer, that it is not easy to remember in all instances, where a note of any particular plant may occur, & thus I could not recollect the observations made concerning Manihot Glaziovii.1 My attention all along was of course more fixed on extratropical than intratropical plants, and since I left the garden I had never any proper accomodation and help to keep the multitude of publications accessible. Hence my forgetting the fact of the Ceara-Rubber,2 and my thankfulness to you of reminding me of this. It is pardonable, when I loose sight of things like this, as my attention is diverted in so many directions, not only phytographical, but chemical, medical, technological, palaeontological &c and I am also expected to keep up my knowledge on the progress of Austr[geography]3 I wished only, that you could see me in my forlorn and impeded state, without any proper Departmental organisation, even so much as an office-room, and you would have pity with me! How I envey you all at Kew with your rich treasures of novelties & every facility and appliance for easy & exhaustive work.

Regardfully your

Ferd. von Mueller.

 

Manihot Glaziovii

 
See M to W.Thiselton-Dyer, 1 June 1979.
Manihot glaziovii is a source of natural latex and is known as the Ceara Rubber Tree. M did not have an entry for this species in B81.13.10, but there is an entry in B84.13.22 and a longer one in B85.13.26, each under Manihot Glazioui (sic).
Word partially obscured by binding.

Please cite as “FVM-79-10-10a,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 27 July 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/79-10-10a