To William Thiselton-Dyer   4 July 1887



We have been unfortunate with the hardy gigantic Correa, dear Mr Dyer, as have learnt from Mr Davidson. He must have managed badly these beautiful strong plants.1 I have still 2 small ones left; these I will give to one of the plant-exporters here, who is soon to make up a case for England, so that on arrival the two plants can be handed over to Kew.

Regardfully your

Ferd. von Mueller.


Remember me kindly to Prof Asa Gray2 and Sir John Kirk; from both I received through years many acts of kindness3 No worthier FRS. could be chosen than Livingstones illustrious companion4



See M to W. Thiselton-Dyer, 30 March 1887.
Gray arrived in England in April 1887, departing from Liverpool on 6 October after spending periods travelling in continental Europe and Scotland and receiving honorary doctorates from Cambridge and Oxford. See (Gray (1894).
Annotated by W. Thiselton-Dyer adjacent to the postscript: Done 22.8.87.
Kirk was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society at the first attempt on 9 June 1887. By the time he wrote this letter M would have received the papers relating to that year's elections and seen that Kirk's name was on the list being brought forward by the Council, thus assuring his election.

Please cite as “FVM-87-07-04a,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 20 September 2021,