From Joseph Hooker   10 June 1881

June 10 /81.

Dear Von Mueller

I enclose Oliver's note1 about the Acacia, our Brunonian specimens of deltoidea are miserable. We are now overhauling a whole heap of Brown's unarranged plants to complete our set, & are putting aside the first set of duplicates for you. Brown's collections were enormous, it is marvellous what he did in that little ship! — incredible. — After the Brit. Mus. had sent us the set intended for us by Bennett, it sent a further load, & it is this latter we are now sorting & selecting from previous to distribution.2

The Cycad will be most acceptable to Dyer3 — who is perfecting our Cycad Herbm & living collection indefatigably. We should be thankful for flat-dried fronds, old & young, of any Cycads & especially of this new one. Dyer is forming a Herbarium collection on large paper to which contributions will be most acceptable — the size is 2 x 1 3/4 ft.

Our collection of drawings is also very complete, & of the photographs also

Very sincerely yr

Jos D Hooker

 

Acacia deltoidea

 
Daniel Oliver's note not found. See M's request in M to J. Hooker, 17 April 1881.
M acknowledged Hooker's news about Robert Brown's specimens in M to J. Hooker, 29 July 1881, and then acknowledged receipt of five cases of Brown's plants in M to J. Hooker, 22 May 1882 (in this edition as 82-05-22a) and 29 May 1882.
W. Thiselton-Dyer. A specimen of Macrozamia mooreiwas sent to Kew in April or May 1881; see M to W. Thiselton-Dyer, 28 May 1881.

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