To John Brown   18 September 1888



It does you and your Officer at Wirrabara1 great credit, dear Mr Brown, that you will shed more light on the native vegetation of that locality. It is one, rich in plants, and can exhaustively only be examined by one, who is a resident of the district. My own travelling through the region2 as a lonely rider, at a time when the natives were yet so wild, were in 1851 necessarily hurried, all my travelling in SA from 1847 til 1852 being on my private resources. It needs not my reiterated assurance, that I will aid any of your other branches of the important service which you carry on so successfully, — whenever you like to refer to me in my departmental or scientific position.

Regardfully your

Ferd. von Mueller.


Kindly read the letter in answer to Mr Gill's.3

During M's expedition to the Flinders Ranges, SA, September-November 1851.
MS annotated by Brown: 'Forwarded to Mr Gill [JEB] 24.9.88'. See also M to W. Gill, 18 September 1888.

Please cite as “FVM-88-09-18a,” 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 25 September 2022,