From Joseph Hooker   12 March 1883

March 12 /83.

My dear Baron

I lose no time in acknowledging the receipt of your despatches that have this morning come to hand.

1. I will do as you wish about Mr Tate's Certificate1

2. We will do out best with the Begonia?2 the tufts of hairs are not characteristic of Begoniaceae. I fear it is monstrous.

3. The Chiloglottis tubers arrived quite dead; the box smashed & sand rolling out.3

Pray excuse [mean] length of letter but am just now excessively busy.

Very sincerely yr

Jos. D. Hooker.





The certificate nominating Tate for election to the Royal Society of London; see M to R. Tate, 20 January 1883.
See M to J. Hooker, 29 January 1883 (in this edition as 83-01-29a).
See M to [W. Thiselton-Dyer], 1883, in this edition as 83-00-00g.

Please cite as “FVM-83-03-12,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 23 October 2021,