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Letter 5291

Hanbury, Daniel to Darwin, C. R.

1 Dec 1866

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    Wishes to consult Fritz Müller on pharmacological matters.

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Plough Court, Lombard Street | E.C.

1 Dec. 1866.

Dear Sir

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

Danl Hanbury.

C. Darwin Esq.

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    f1 5291.f1
    The 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 [1866] 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].
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    Much of Hanbury's research focused on the botanical origin of drugs (see Ince ed. 1876, p. 496).
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    Destêrro (now Florianópolis) was located on Santa Catarina Island in the province (now state) of Santa Catarina, Brazil (Columbia gazetteer of the world).
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