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From George Perrin   25 August 1892

DEPARTMENT OF MINES

VICTORIA

Forest Branch

25.8.92

In re. E. goniocalyx var E. elaeophora from Mt Fatigue1

 

My Dear Baron

Many thanks for your diagnosis of the above. I am deeply indebted to you for your prompt and courteous reply to my message in re the specimens sent to you

Please accept my warmest thanks for the trouble you have taken in the matter —

I trust we shall have something from you in re the interesting Tasmanian stranger (Eucalypt) for the next Science meeting in Adelaide2

Yours faithfully

Geo. S. Perrin

 

P.S. In looking over one of my back Nos. Proceedings R.S. Tas. I came across Moore's T. B. description of a new Eucalypt at the back of Mt Wellington which he named after you.3 As this will clash with the one recently described as yellow stringy bark also named after you4 I draw your attention to the fact with a view of alteration in time to prevent trouble by and bye. Have you heard any thing further from Moore in re his Eucalypt —

May I suggest that you prepare a paper dealing with all three Eucalypts at the next Science meeting and thus place on permanent record these the latest aspirants to Botanic fame —

G.S.P.

 

Eucalyptus goniocalyx var elaeophora

Footnotes

Vic.
See G. Perrin to M, 10 September and 30 November 1892. M did not attend the meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science in Adelaide in September 1893, or submit a paper.
See T. B. Moore (1886)
E. muelleriana , named by C. Hodgkinson in Report of the Melbourne Harbour Trust Commissioners (1890), pp. 18-20, and subsequently formally described in Howitt (1891), p. 89.

Please cite as “FVM-04844,”εpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 12 December 2019, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/FVM-04844