To Charles Musson   27 January 1890

27/1/90

 

Only a few days ago, dear Mr Musson, have the Melbourne Meetings of the Austral. Association closed,1 so that I am amidst much arrear-work in the Department. I will however try, to make each of the next days a few hours free for naming your four parcels of plants. When done, they shall be sent off successively. I may keep a few specimens back for closer examination at leisure. But in future your best plan will be, to collect all kinds of plants doubly, to number the two sets correspondingly, and to keep one set there, while one is sent to my Department, where I like to keep the specimens for records of localities with the original labels or writings of the finder permanently. Among water-weeds should yet be many novelties there or at all events rarities. After […] one or two more search in the Peel-River Regions,2 you might publish a list of the plants, occurring there. Perhaps other people in the district would send uncommon plants to you

Regardfully

your

Ferd von Mueller

 

A rake on a long stalk answers well to get water weeds.

M had been President of the Second Congress of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, held in Melbourne, 7-16 January 1890.
NSW.

Please cite as “FVM-90-01-27,” 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 17 August 2022, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/90-01-27