From J. Rothwell   27 September 1870

Private Secretary's Office


27th September 1870


I am directed to inform you that His Excellency Viscount Canterbury has received a letter from M. Drouyn de Lhuys: President of the Sociéte Imperiale Zoologique d'Acclimatation, acknowledging the receipt of your report on the Eucalyptus,1 and of the volumes on the products of the Colony,2 and expressing the President's sense of the value of these works3

I have &c

(Sd) J. S. Rothwell.


Dr F. von Mueller



Probably the ‘answers to M. Drouyn de Lhuys’ questions’ referred to in M to J. McCulloch, 22 March 1870, the likely source of the extracts subsequently published in Raveret-Wattel (1871) (see M to the Société Impériale Zoologique d’Acclimatation, 22 March 1870 [in this edition as 70-03-22a]).
M’s various essays in the Official record of the Intercolonial Exhibition of 1866-7 (B67.13.02, B67.13.03, B67.13.04, B67.13.07, B67.13.08, B67.13.09, B67.13.10); see M to J. McCulloch, 22 March 1870 and M to the Société Impériale Zoologique d'Acclimatation, 22 March 1870 (in this edition as 70-03-22a).
See report of the meeting of the Acclimatisation Society of Victoria held on 8 March 1870 ( Leader , 12 March 1870, p. 8), in which it is recorded that the meeting was attended by a member of the French society, ‘Mons. Bedel’, and that M, who was not in attendance, ‘forwarded a long and full report upon the timber resources of this colony and other parts of Australia, which is to be transmitted to the Imperial Acclimatisation Society of Paris, in answer to their application for such information’. M’s report was presumably what became B71.06.02.

Please cite as “FVM-70-09-27,” 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 7 October 2022,