From William Thiselton-Dyer   10 April 1891

ROYAL GARDENS KEW

DIRECTOR 1

Kew, April 10, 91

My dear Sir Ferdinand,

We have for disposal on behalf of the collector Dr Henry,2 a set of his Chinese Collections. It comes to 1166 nos: & the price is £2 per century with Kew determinations, say £22.10 for the whole. Henry is obliged to sell his plants to recoup himself for his very heavy expenses in employing native Collectors. All the first rate herbaria in America and Europe have taken sets & this is the only one left.

It will be a long time before such a collection is made again & you should certainly secure one for the Australian herbarium if you have any means for the purpose or can get some wealthy citizen to present it3

Yours sincerely

W. T. Thiselton Dyer

MS has an embossed coat of arms at the head.
Augustine Henry.
M was able to secure the collection on offer; see M to A. McLean, 27 May 1891, and M to W. Thiseleton-Dyer, 2 July 1891 (in this edition as 91-07-02a). The collection is now at MEL.

Please cite as “FVM-91-04-10,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 18 September 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/91-04-10