To William Thiselton-Dyer   5 December 1892



Perhaps you will smile, dear Dr Dyer, when a small parcel arrives by this weeks post, containing in basket-work dried Bananas.2 You may have had such sample already from Polynesia perhaps, but your Museum may not yet possess the like from Queensland. At worst, no harm is done by this sending, insignificant as it is, and you will at all events recognize my good will, to add to the collections of Kew.

Always regardfully your

Ferd. von Mueller.

Date stamped: Royal Gardens Kew 9.Jan. 93. Annotated in ink by J. Jackson: Thanks herewith /5/1893/ J. R J. / 17.1.93. and in pencil by W. Hemsley: Ackd 18.1.93' (letter not found).
The specimens, still within the basket work container, are in the Economic Botany Collection at Kew, catalogue number 29746, entry book number 5.1893.

Please cite as “FVM-92-12-05,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 25 January 2022,