Arrangements for obtaining Carl Nägeli a set of British Hieracium specimens.
Royal Gardens Kew
8 April 67
My dear Sir,
Mrs Hooker has put your note into my hands referring to Naegeli & Hieracia.
The difficulty about them is this that hardly anyone has a good set of the peculiar
Highland forms excepting M
Baker thinks neither Babington nor Watson likely to be able to help—at any rate in the way of giving N. a set.
Ever sincerely yrs | Dan
- f1 5494.f1Oliver refers to Frances Harriet Hooker, Carl Wilhelm von Nägeli, and the letter to J. D. Hooker, 5 April .
- f2 5494.f2Backhouse published his Monograph of the British Hieracia in 1856 (Backhouse 1856). Nägeli wanted to exchange a set of German and Alpine species of Hieracium (hawkweeds) for a complete set of British species (see letter to J. D. Hooker, 5 April ).
- f3 5494.f3John Gilbert Baker was an assistant in the Kew herbarium; he published on the botany of North Yorkshire, including Hieracium, in Baker and Nowell 1854 and Baker 1863. Oliver also refers to the French botanist Alexis Jordan.
- f4 5494.f4CD had suggested applying to Charles Cardale Babington or Hewett Cottrell Watson; see letter to J. D. Hooker, 5 April .
- f5 5494.f5Joseph Dalton Hooker was a juror for seeds and saplings of forest trees at the Paris exhibition (Gardeners' Chronicle, 6 April 1867, p. 348).