To William Thiselton-Dyer   15 March 1890

15/3/901

 

Since some time, dear Mr Dyer, I was eager to learn, how my Macrozamia Dyeri fared.2 You will know that it is one of the rarest of plants of all Australia, and that the two only localities, from which it is known, are far out of the ordinary lines of traffic. Should perhaps the stem not have sprouted, I will try to get one more for Kew.

It is (of course) very cheering, to hear from time to time, how far the greater efforts and the larger expenditures have been followed by success.

Always regardfully your

Ferd. von Mueller

 
 

Macrozamia Dyeri

 
MS annotation by Thiselton-Dyer: And 13. 7. 90 (letter not found).

A Kew memorandum slip is bound as f. 315:

Subject : Macrozamia Dyeri F.M.

Director

We have never had any stem of a Cycad named Mac. Dyeri. Sir F. Mueller sent one seed thus named in May 1886 but it failed to germinate — See entry 185/1886 [i.e. entry185 for 1886 in Kew Inwards Book, 1884–87].

W.W. [William Watson]

May 7 — 1890

See M to W. Thiselton-Dyer, 25 May 1885, where M reports having asked the WA Commissioners to send a stem to the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886, and then have it transferred to Kew.

Please cite as “FVM-90-03-15a,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 19 January 2022, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/90-03-15a