To Richard Kippist   23 November 1879

23/11/79

 

Let me express my full sympathy with you in your illness, dear Mr Kippist. It is no wonder, that after the toil of half a century you should feel mentally prostrated; but relaxation and - if possible - travelling will doubtless restore you to full health again. When I feel my strength gone & get ill, I have not the comfort of a kind family round me, such as you have.

I have sent the notice of their election to Dr Curl,1 Mr J E Brown2 and Mr P OShanesy,3 and doubtless they will all respond at once to the monetary call. If not, they must simply be omitted out of the Rank of the Linnéans.

Pray remember me kindly to our old and excellent friend, Dr Milligan.4

Regardfully your

Ferd. von Mueller.

S. M. Curl, elected Fellow, 17 April 1879. See M to the Linnean Society of London, January 1879 (in this edition as 79-01-00b).
J. E. Brown, elected 1 May 1879. See M to the Linnean Society of London, January 1879 (in this edition as 79-01-00c), and J. E. Brown to M, 22 August 1879.
See M to the Linnean Society of London, January 1879 (in this edition as 79-01-00d).The Linnean Society Fellows List of 1881 records P. A. O’Shanesy as being elected 1 May 1880, and living in Adelaide, S.A. Given the disorganised state of the Linnean Society’s affairs and records with Kippist’s illness, it would seem that the election and address, noted on his certificate as 1 May 1879 and Cometville, Qld, were incorrectly recorded (see Gage & Stearn [1988], p. 74).
Joseph Milligan.

Please cite as “FVM-79-11-23a,” 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 24 May 2024, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/79-11-23a