Wishes to consult Fritz Müller on pharmacological matters.
Plough Court, Lombard Street | E.C.
1 Dec. 1866.
Some months ago you presented to the Linnean Society a communication (just now printed) from a certain Fritz Müller of Desterro in Brazil.
Will you tell me whether this gentleman is still in that locality, and whether being so, I might address him for information on one or two pharmacological matters?
I do not know in which province Desterro is situated. The gazetteer I have at hand does not mention it. Believe me to remain | Yours faithfully
C. Darwin Esq.
- f1 5291.f1The reference is to Fritz Müller's `Notes on some climbing plants near Desterro, in south Brazil' (F. Müller 1865b; see also letter to Fritz Müller, 23 August  and n. 8). The paper is also published in Correspondence vol. 13 as the letter from Fritz Müller, [12 and 31 August, and 10 October 1865].
- f2 5291.f2Much of Hanbury's research focused on the botanical origin of drugs (see Ince ed. 1876, p. 496).
- f3 5291.f3Destêrro (now Florianópolis) was located on Santa Catarina Island in the province (now state) of Santa Catarina, Brazil (Columbia gazetteer of the world).