From William Odgers   21 May 1870

Chief Secretary's Office

21st May 1870



With reference to Dr. Mueller's note of yesterday's date1 inclosing letter to the Editor of "The Argus" I am desired by the Chief Secretary to call Dr. Mueller's attention to the 21st. Civil Service Regulation and to say that Sir Jas. McCulloch considers that officers had far better devote themselves to the duties of their offices and not to newspaper correspondence.

I am further to point out that all communications to this Department on Public Business should be by official letter to the Chief Secretary

W. H. Odgers


The Director

Botanic Gardens

See M to W. Odgers, 20 May 1870.

Please cite as “FVM-70-05-21,” in Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller, edited by R.W. Home, Thomas A. Darragh, A.M. Lucas, Sara Maroske, D.M. Sinkora, J.H. Voigt and Monika Wells accessed on 2 June 2023,