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The death of Baron Ferd. Von Mueller, October 1896


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Dobson, William Lambert (1896) The death of Baron Ferd. Von Mueller, October 1896. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. xviii-xix.

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Baron von Mueller
was one who commenced life as a practical botanist. He took part in
various explorations in Australia, and very rapidly gained for himself
a name, and one which, with advancing years, became better known
and more respected in the scientific world, till towards the end it
might be questioned whether any living botanist stood hieher than the
learned Baron. This Society owed him a very deep debt of gratitude
for all he had done for it. From his earliest days in Victoria—the
fifties—he constantly supplied contributions to this society, and
whenever they had been at a loss on any botanical question or subject,
he was ever ready to give them the advantage of his great knowledge,
and that, too, in an unselfish and ungrudging spirit. Baron Von
Mueller was one of those scientists who looked upon what he knew as
not his own, but obtained for others. The humblest student of botany
had but to apply to him to find that the great fountain of knowledge
he possessed was ever ready to be poured forth for the benefit of anyone
seeking to taste of the springs of botanical knowledge. Includes portrait of Baron Von Mueller.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: xviii-xix
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2013 05:25
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:48
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