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Historical Records of New Zealand

Robert Brown to Henry Goulburn

Robert Brown to Henry Goulburn.

Gerrard St., April 3, 1821.


I have to acknowledge your polite letter and the valuable collection of specimens of plants from Van Diemen’s Land and New Zealand which accompanied it.

May I beg that you will have the goodness to offer my grateful acknowledgments to Lord Bathurst for the honour he has done me in placing these specimens in my hands, and to state to His Lordship, if you think proper, that I have already observed among them several very interesting plants not yet in the Bank-sian Herbarium, to which I shall have great pleasure in adding them.

I have also to beg that you will accept my best thanks for the good offices to which I consider myself indebted for this truly acceptable present.

I have, &c.,

Robert Brown.

* Henry Goulburn, Esq., M.P., &c., &c.

* This was the celebrated botanist friend of Sir Joseph Banks.—F.M.B.