Mueller, Ferdinand, (Baron von) (1825-1896)

Also known as
Baron von Mueller (1825-1896)
Mueller, F. (Ferdinand), (Baron von) (1825-1896)
Mueller, Ferdinand, (Sir Baron von) (1825-1896)
Mueller, Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich, (Sir Baron von) (1825-1896)
Mueller, Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von, (Sir) (1825-1896)
Mueller, Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von, Baron, FRS, KCMG, PhD (1825-1896)
Mueller, Ferdinand Von, (Baron) (1825-1896)
Müller, Ferdinand, (Baron von) (1825-1896)
Von Mueller, Ferdinand, (Baron) (1825-1896)
von Mueller, Ferdinand, (Sir) (1825-1896)
von Mueller, Ferdinand (1825-1896)
von Mueller, Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich (1825-1896)
Würtemburg, Ferdinand von Mueller, (Baron von) (1825-1896)
Field of activity
; non-artist/designer/curator; 6910; Botanist; botanist; Naturalist
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Sir Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller (1825-1896), botanist, was born on 30 June 1825 in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, only surviving son of Frederick Mueller, commissioner of customs, and his wife...

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Victorian government botanist. Von Mueller took an interest in painting, sending his view of the Melbourne Botanical Gardens by Rasmiss to the 1869 Melbourne Public Library Exhibition.

botanist, was born on 30 June 1825 in Rostock, Schleswig-Holstein. He came to Melbourne in 1852 and the following year was appointed Victorian government botanist by Lieutenant-Governor La Trobe . Some of von Mueller’s books, such as Flora Australiensis (which appeared in seven volumes between 1863 and 1878), contain numerous unsigned plates which have often been assumed to be after von Mueller’s own drawings, but it is now virtually certain that all the illustrations in his books were the work of other hands, including Ludwig Becker , F. Schoenfeld and Richard Shepherd . Alfred Bock took photographs for him. There is no evidence that von Mueller ever sketched, although he took an interest in painting, sending his view of the Melbourne Botanical Gardens by Rasmiss to the 1869 Melbourne Public Library Exhibition. Primarily, however, he valued art insofar as it was an accurate record of the natural world. A great number of botanical painters and collectors throughout the Australian colonies sent plant collections and drawings to him for identification or as material for his books (von Mueller was a prolific correspondent). Largely women, his artist correspondents included Louisa Atkinson , Fanny Charsley , Helena Scott , Annie Walker and probably Fanny De Mole . For a short time he was engaged to the flower painter Euphemia Henderson . ...

Flourished

  • fl. c.1863 - c.1878

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Ferdinand von Mueller was the first Government Botanist of Victoria and held the post for 43 years from 1853 until his death. From 1853-1873 Mueller was Director of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens and in 1855-1856 was naturalist to the North Australian Exploring Expedition. He was the inaugural president, Royal Society of Victoria, 1860. During his career he wrote over 800 papers and articles on different aspects of botany. He was the author of many Eucalyptus species, several of which are now recognised as species of Corymbia.

Mueller was council member of the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science, 1854; council member of the Philosophical Society of Victoria, 1854; first honorary member, Philosophical Institute of Victoria, 1855; president, Philosophical Institute of Victoria, 1859; inaugural president, Royal Society of Victoria, 1860.

  • Career position - Director of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens
  • Career position - Government Botanist of Victoria
  • Career position - Naturalist to the North Australian Exploring Expedition
  • Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus tetrodonta F.Muell.
  • Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus tessellaris F.Muell.
  • Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus patellaris F.Muell.
  • Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus dichromophloia F.Muell.
  • Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus ficifolia F.Muell.
  • Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus microcorys F.Muell.
  • Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus diversicolo F.Muell.
  • Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus regnans F.Muell.
  • Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus todtian F.Muell.
  • Taxonomy event - Honoured with Eucalyptus muelleriana A.W.Howitt

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  1. By their fruits : a life of Ferdinand von Mueller : botanist and explorer / Margaret Willis
    Willis, Margaret
    [ Book : 1949-1974 ]
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  2. Regardfully yours : selected correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller / edited by R.W. Home ... [et al.]
    Mueller, Ferdinand von, 1825-1896
    [ Book : 1998-2006 ]
    Languages: English;German, [1 other]
    At 32 libraries
    Regardfully yours : selected correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller / edited by R.W. Home ... [et al.]
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  3. Letters
    Mueller, Ferdinand Baron von, 1825-1896
    [ Unpublished : 1857-1859 ]
    At State Library of VIC
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  4. Letters and notes
    Mueller, Ferdinand Baron von, 1825-1896
    [ Unpublished : 1862 ]
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  5. Two letters from Baron von Mueller to Mrs Beal
    Mueller, Ferdinand Baron von, 1825-1896
    [ Unpublished : 1888 ]
    At State Library of VIC
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  6. [Letter, 1860 Mar. 9, to Ferdinand von Mueller] from Ludwig Becker
    Becker, Ludwig, 1808?-1861
    [ Unpublished : 1860 ]
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  7. Botanical manuscripts
    Mueller, Ferdinand Baron von, 1825-1896
    [ Unpublished : 1849-1971 ]
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  8. Letters
    Vale family
    [ Unpublished : 1895-1916 ]
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  9. Memoranda
    Mueller, Ferdinand Baron von, 1825-1896
    [ Unpublished : 1872-1873 ]
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  10. Letter of Ferdinand Von Mueller
    Mueller, Ferdinand Baron von, 1825-1896
    [ Unpublished : 1894 ]
    At National Library
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  1. By their fruits : a life of Ferdinand von Mueller : botanist and explorer / Margaret Willis
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    [ Book : 1949-1974 ]
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  2. Regardfully yours : selected correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller / edited by R.W. Home ... [et al.]
    Mueller, Ferdinand von, 1825-1896
    [ Book : 1998-2006 ]
    Languages: English;German, [1 other]
    At 32 libraries
    Regardfully yours : selected correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller / edited by R.W. Home ... [et al.]
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  3. A man on edge : a life of Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller / Edward Kynaston
    Kynaston, Edward
    [ Book : 1981 ]
    At 71 libraries
    A man on edge : a life of Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller / Edward Kynaston
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  4. Ferdinand von Mueller / Alec H. Chisholm
    Chisholm, A. H. (Alexander Hugh), 1890-1977
    [ Book : 1962 ]
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  5. Letters
    Mueller, Ferdinand Baron von, 1825-1896
    [ Unpublished : 1857-1859 ]
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  6. Collecting ladies : Ferdinand von Mueller and women botanical artists / Penny Olsen
    Olsen, Penny, 1949-
    [ Book : 2013 ]
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  7. Letters and notes
    Mueller, Ferdinand Baron von, 1825-1896
    [ Unpublished : 1862 ]
    At State Library of VIC
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  8. Baron Sir Ferdinand Von Mueller, botanist, explorer, and geographer / by Chas. Daley
    Daley, Charles, 1859-1947
    [ Book : 1924 ]
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  9. Two letters from Baron von Mueller to Mrs Beal
    Mueller, Ferdinand Baron von, 1825-1896
    [ Unpublished : 1888 ]
    At State Library of VIC
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  10. [Letter, 1860 Mar. 9, to Ferdinand von Mueller] from Ludwig Becker
    Becker, Ludwig, 1808?-1861
    [ Unpublished : 1860 ]
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  1. Atkinson, Louisa (1834-1872)
    ... teacher Dr William Woolls and regularly corresponded with the eminent botanist Baron Ferdinand von Mueller ...
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  2. Bunbury, Margaret Richardson (1795-1873)
    ... collected wildflower specimens for Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Government Botanist of Victoria. The ...
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  3. Rumney, Winifred (1860-1919)
    ... paintings for Baron Ferdinand von Mueller and William Guilfoyle at the Botanical Gardens. Continuing on to ...
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    Baron Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller, KCMG (German: Müller) (30 June 1825 – 10 October 1896) was a German-Australian physician, geographer, explorer, but most notably, botanist / phytographi...

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  2. Website: State Library of Victoria
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    Portrait of Baron Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller, ca. 1879 / J.F. Armstrong
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  1. Botanic Gardens controversies in the 1870's. Part 1: Melbourne and Kew. Part 2-3: The botanical Baron and the colonial scribes
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  2. Baron von Mueller: botanist and amateur surveyor
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    Surveying Australia
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  3. Baron von Mueller's involvement with Australian landscape
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    Landscape Australia
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Ferdinand von Mueller, Baron, botanist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
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  2. Papers
    Stirling, James, 1852-1909
    [ Unpublished : 1882-1902 ]
    At State Library of VIC
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  3. RECORDS OF BARON FERDINAND VON MUELLER
    Mueller, Baron Ferdinand von
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  1. Geographic travels in central Australia from 1872 to 1874 / by Ernest Giles
    Giles, Ernest, 1835-1897
    [ Book : 1875-1995 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
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    Geographic travels in central Australia from 1872 to 1874 / by Ernest Giles
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  2. ...Ferdinand von Mueller. / Melb., O.U.P., [1962] 30 p., bibl., illus
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  3. Select plants readily eligible for industrial culture or naturalisation in Victoria / by Baron Ferd. von Mueller
    Mueller, Ferdinand von Baron von, 1825-1896
    [ Book : 1876 ]
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  4. The published works of Ferdinand J.H. Mueller (1825-1896)
    Mueller, Ferdinand, Baron von
    [ Book : 1978 ]
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  1. Ferdinand von Mueller : The Musical
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    [ Sound : 2003 ]
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  2. Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller : Australian botanist extraordinary / Maria Williams
    Williams, Maria Paula Wilma
    [ Sound : 1982 ]
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  3. Ferdinand von Mueller
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  4. Love, death, music & plants : a musical infringement on the life of Baron Ferdinand von Mueller : for baritone, mezzo soprano, chorus, optional actors, violin, guitar and cello / music by Matthew Hindson ; text by Brian Lipson
    Hindson, Matthew, 1968-
    [ Printed music : 2003 ]
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    At University of Sydney
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  1. Ferdinand Von Mueller
    Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Saturday 27 August 1949 p 13 Article
    ... biography of the great German botanist, geographer and explorer, Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller. COMING to ... Ferdinand Von Mueller "By Their Fruits," by Margaret Willis (Angus & Robertson, Sydney) is the ... 320 words
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  2. OBITUARY. FERDINAND VON MUELLER.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 17 October 1896 p 43 Article
    ... OBITUARY. FERDINAND VON MUELLER Baron Von Mueller, the great Australian botanist, died at South ... Baron was a unique personage—unique in his dress, in his pastimes, and in his friendships. He liked to ... 690 words
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  3. Baron Ferdinand von Mueller. BOTANIST AND EXPLORER.
    The World's News (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 1955) Saturday 3 December 1910 p 10 Article Illustrated
    ... Baron Ferdinand von Mueller. BOTAHIST AJSTD BXPLOBEB. (By EDWIN J. WELCH.) XSEPARABLY connected as ... gratification of that urgent claim on his time and attention. As a botanist the name and fame of Ferdinand von ... 962 words
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  1. The private life of a public figure: Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, 1825/ 1896
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    Historical Records of Australian Science
    [ Article : 1997 ]
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  2. Baron Ferdinand von Muller (1825/ 1896): a German botanist in Australia
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  3. Life and Letters of Ferdinand von Mueller / edited by R.W. Home
    Mueller, Ferdinand von, 1825-1896
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  4. Observations on terrestrial magnetism in Mexico. Conducted under the direction of Baron von Müller, with notes and illustrations of an examination of the volcano Popocatepetl and its vicinity. By August Sonntag ..
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