To William Thiselton-Dyer   18 July 1890

18/7/901

 

I think, you will find, dear Mr Dyer, that you have at Kew specimens of Helipterum hyalospermum and H. Jesseni mixed, so that it will not be necessary to send samples anew of either.2

You will miss Prof. Oliver much, with his rare experience and great working power. I like also to be friendly remembered to him. I presume, he feels also the weight of years upon him.3

Regardfully your

Ferd. von Mueller

 

The title to you from Germany will come some not very distant day from Germany; but to render it particularly acceptable to you, it will be given at some great University celebration.4

Have you a single fruit to spare of the typical Spondias Solandri5

 

Helipterum hyalospermum

Helipterum Jesseni

Spondias Solandri

Date stamped: Royal Gardens Kew 1. Sep. 90. Annotated by Thiselton-Dyer: And 1.9.90 (letter not found).
Annotated opposite plant names : We have both WBH. [ i.e. William Botting Hemsley ]
Daniel Oliver resigned as Keeper of the Herbarium at the end of May 1890 ( Gardeners' chronicle , 7 June 1890, p. 712.
See M to W. Thiselton-Dyer, 20 August 1891 . Thiselton-Dyer was awarded an honorary PhD by the ‘Leopoldinisch Karolinisch German Academy of Natural History’ (i.e. the Leopoldina) 'in recognition of the great services rendered by him to botany" ( Morning post, 30 September 1891, p. 5 ) . See also M to Thiselton Dyer , 20 December 1892.
Have you ... Solandri is marked with red pencil lines in the central margin and annotated in pencil : We have only one and a section WBH.

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