Authorised form of nameMueller; Sir; Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich (1825 - 1896)
Dates1825 - 1896
Place of birthRostock, Germany
Date of birth30 June 1825
Place of deathMelbourne, Australia
Date of death09 October 1896
Research fieldBotany
PhD (Kiel); MD
Went to Australia due to pulmonary problems and began botanical work (1847); Director, Botanical Department of Victoria; Director, Melbourne Botanic Garden (1857-1873); Botanist to the North Australian Overland Exploring Expedition (before 1861); title of Baron conferred on him by the King of Wurtemburg
KCMG 1879; CMG 1869
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/06/1861
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1888
RelationshipsSon of a Commissioner of Customs; unmarried
Bulloch's Roll
Proc Roy Soc 1898 vol 63 pp xxxii-xxxvi signed by J D H
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6745
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/003207Mueller, Ferdinand Jacob Heinrichnd
NLB/2/672Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Turner Thiselton-Dyer, Fellow of the Royal Society8 October 1888
NLB/2/806Copy letter from Michael Foster, to the Honorable Sir Graham Berry, Agent General for Victoria9 November 1888
NLB/7/934Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Lord Kelvin [William Thomson]29 May 1893
NLB/13/582Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons12 October 1896
EC/1861/08Mueller, Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/2/690Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster [Royal Society]11 October 1888
NLB/10/524Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster11 December 1894
MC/12/99Letter from Ferd [Ferdinand] von Mueller, Melbourne, to [Alexander William Williamson], Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society14 October 1880
MC/12Volume 12 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1880-1883
MC/15/1Letter from Ferdinand von Mueller, Melbourne, to Professor [George Gabriel] Stokes, President of the Royal Society1 January 1889
MC/14/352Letter from [Henry Frederick] Ponsonby, Buckingham Palace, to [Michael] Foster5 November 1888
MC/16/31Letter from Ferdinand [Jacob Heinrich] von Mueller, Melbourne, to William Thomson, Lord Kelvin23 April 1893
MC/16Volume 16 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1893-1896
MC/14Volume 14 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1885-1888
MC/15Volume 15 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1889-1892
MC/14/110Letter from Alexander Sutherland, Honourable Secretary, Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, to the Secretary of the Royal Society26 February 1886
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