From Joseph Hooker   9 November 1881

Nov. 9 /81.

My dear Baron

I am delighted to tell you that Prof Caruel is misinformed about Mr Bentham, who is alive & as well & active as ever — His memory as clear & mind as judicious.1

He works as steadily as ever at the Herbarium from 10 till 4 & has just read at the Linnean his splendid paper on the classification of Gramineae.2

He has just concluded Bromeliaceae for Gen. Plant.3 — & there is now little more than Amaryllideae & Liliaceae to do. I am finishing the Palms, leaving the Australians in I fear a disgraceful state. I have undertaken the Aroideae & when that is done I hope Gen. Plant will be concluded.

Very sincerely yr

Jos. D. Hooker






See M to J. Hooker, 19 September 1881 (in this edition as 81-01-19a).
Bentham (1882).
Bentham and Hooker (1862–83).

Please cite as “FVM-81-11-09,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 28 September 2021,