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Document number: 5271
Date: 28 Aug 1816
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: HOOKER William Jackson
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 28th February 2010

Aug. 28th 1816.

My dear Sir

At length I send you the long promised packet of Mosses, <1> together with a few rare Jungermanniæ. You will find the transcript from Mohr’s work <2> useful to you as far as concerns the Genera, tho’ I dare say you will not agree with him in having united Bryum with Hypnum, a change in which I believe no one has followed him.

I shall be glad to hear that you will find something worth your acceptance among these mosses & to learn from you likewise what success you have had this year in Yorkshire <3>

I remain, dear Sir very sincerely yours
W. H. F. Talbot Esqre


1. See Doc. No: 00134.

2. Daniel Matthias Heinrich Mohr (1780–1808), Botanisches Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1807: Deutschlands kryptogamische Gewächse. 1 Abth. Filices, Musci frondosi et hepatici, Kiel, 1807; or possibly Index musci plantarum cryptogamarum [with Friedrich Weber], Kiel [?], 1803.

3. While at Castleford, Yorkshire, 10 mi SE of Leeds, where WHFT went to school from 1815-1816.

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