To William Thiselton-Dyer   31 January 1890

31/1/90.1

 

I had some months ago, dear Mr Dyer, sent to me on my request from near the Murchison-River2 by post cuttings of the two Verticordia, which are still under bell-glasses here and with bottom warmth.3 If I get them well to root I will send established plants. But to expedite matters, I have taken measures, that you receive a trial sending of such cuttings direct from W.A. by post. Mr Gamble got from4 India cuttings all right from me and I from him. So the Verticordia branches will likely travel as far as to you also safely, and I have taken care, that they do not arrive before May, so as not to get hurt by frost.

The elaboration of Sir Will. MacGregor's alpine plants5 took til nearly the beginning of December as a byework, the daily routine engagements taking up most of my time6 So in the sparehours of one month the presidentialadress had to be written for the Australian Assoc! So I had not even time at last to correct the proof properly; hence Lord Rosse's name was printed Ross, and several other inaccuracies and some omissions of names occurred, which all will be mended in the volume.7

Regardfully yours always

Ferd von Mueller

 

I sent moss and tin sheet for packing to W.A.8

 

Verticordia

Date stamped: Royal Gardens Kew 10. Mar. 90.
WA.
See M to W. Thiselton-Dyer, 28 January 1890.
Error for in India?
B89.13.11.
as a byework … time in central margin f 301 back, with intended position indicated by asterisks.
B90.13.13; see also B90.01.01, which includes the misprints.
This sentence is written in the left margin of f. 301 back, adjacent to the passage explaining the steps taken to send cuttings to Kew.

Please cite as “FVM-90-01-31,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 27 November 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/90-01-31