To [Joseph Maiden]1    9 December 1894

9/12/94.

Honored Sir.

Amidst extraordinary pressure of work during the latest days, I missed to telegraph, as I intended, for conveying my felicitation to your annual meeting. May I be allowed to do so still so late as this! Let me hope, that the new annual space of time, on which also the Society is entering, will be as replet with glorious results as the years gone bye.

That I have not actively participated in last years work, as I much wished, is easily explained. In this dire time of depression I had to concentrate my exertions on rural and technic interests almost exclusively for the benefit of the breadwinning people here. Abstract science work had largely to be deferred, but I hope to resume my progressive researches more in 1895 and to communicate some original observations then also to your Society

Regardfully your

Ferd. von Mueller

 

Pray convey my respects also especially to your distinguished President2

No addressee is indicated. The accompanying note suggests that the letter was sent to Maiden as Joint Secretary of the Royal Society of NSW and opened by the Assistant Secretary, Webb.
Richard Threlfall, professor of physics at the University of Sydney.

Please cite as “FVM-94-12-09,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 28 September 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/94-12-09