To William Thiselton-Dyer   21 September 1890

21/9/90.1

 

This time, dear Mr Dyer, I merely ask whether it can still be ascertained, in what succession the fascicles of Sir Joseph Hooker's Flor. Tasmaniae2 came out. I have only bound volumes, as I had my private copy bound here. The title page says 1860; but I well remember, that for the earlier portion of the work a priority of several years existed. Very likely it is a similar case with the Flora antarctica3 and Flora Novae-Zelandiae,4 and so with Seemans Flora Vitiensis.5

Pray do not go to any trouble about ascertaining this, if you kindly will do it for me; but I like to be accurate in the chronologic annotations of the Census, of which, if I live a little longer, I may yet perhaps bring out the third.6 Anyhow, I keep the second written up in additions, so that the third can appear as a posthumous publication.

Let me hope that you are now quite well again.

Regardfully your

Ferd von Mueller.

Date stamped: Royal Gardens Kew 28 Oct. 90. Annotated in blue pencil: Ackd & desired infm sent 29
(letter not found).
J. Hooker (1855-60).
J. Hooker (1844-7).
J. Hooker (1853-5).
Seemann (1865-73). M was correct about these volumes being issued in parts; see TL2 (under The botany of the antarctic voyage for Hooker's titles).
B89.13.12. No third edition was published.

Please cite as “FVM-90-09-21a,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 27 November 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/90-09-21a