Correspondence of Charles Mohr and G. W. Clinton
The Correspondence of
Charles (Carl) Theodore Mohr (1824‑1901) and
George William Clinton (1807‑1885)
introduction to the Mohr‑Clinton correspondence should begin with the
man who was the stimulus for their collaboration: Leo Lesquereux, of
Vol. 4 No. 120† [G 100]
My honorable dear friend
few days ago I got a letter from a friend, a German botanist Dr. Carl Mohr
That worm bitten herbarium of which he speaks is Riddel's of New Olleans [sic]. He got it for a song and wrote me about his good luck and thus I was able to know where to plant a faucet for draining in your favor. I think that you would do well to correspond with Mr. Mohr. He is a clever scientific German, Geologist and botanist and Druggist. He is kind, obliging and reliable. It would be a good opportunity for you to get Southern species. But if you do not like to begin with him let me know and I will glue him to E. Hall.
This package comes by express. I have not opened it though it cost me $1.75 If its contents are worth the amt your museum can afford to pay. If not I will gladly pay this small amount for the pleasure it affords me to be of some use to you.
leave here on Monday next and am crowded with retarded work, an overloaded
big ass! Have you never seen any such one. If you
write me adress care of A. H. Worthen.
Recd. Ap. 10 ansd & wrote to Dr. Mohr
John Leonard (1807‑1865) has a few specimens from
Note also that this
label indicates that Mohrís herbarium was donated to the Smithsonian
Institution in 1901, the year of his death. It was the Smithsonian that
Vol.4 no. 155 [G 65]
Most esteemed Sir!
It was with great pleasure that I received your kind letter of 10th inst.
I am very glad to perceive that the plants with the autographic labels of southern botanists have pleased you. I feel really thankful to our friend Prof. Lesquereaux, that he has given me the opportunity to correspond with you upon botanical subjects, and most gladly I avail myself of your kind offer to assist me in my collection of the useful & medical plants of the North Am. flora. The collections I made ca. 12 years ago in the North have suffered greatly, and to be at all able to carry out my object I must appeal for aid to some friend of the science residing in that section of the country.
In return I can offer with the greatest pleasure series
of good specimens of plants of lower and central
Encouraged by your kind letter I send you ... list. Please let me know after your leisure, those species wich neither your collection nor your locality afford. As I have adopted a pretty large size for the sheets of the herbarium, great many of the herbaceous plants can be taken in full size.
I presume that I have to thank you for the reports on
the museum of the
Hoping to be favored soon again with your kind communication
I remain most respectfully
Recd May 7