To James McCulloch   9 February 1871

Melbourne botan Garden



I have the honor to inform you, that a case ful1 of seeds has been prepared for Don José Martinez de Hoz of Buenos Aires in exchange for the seeds received from him recently through the mediation of Mr Verdon.2 This consignment has been placed under the care of Dr O'Donnell, who proceeds home in the Loch Tay early next week. The same Gentleman brought the Buenos Aires sending from Mr Verdon.

In bringing this arrangement under your notice, I beg to request that the Agent General in London may be instructed to cause my consignment to be safely transshipped to the Argentine Republic.

Dr O'Donnell of the Victorian Immigration service will place Mr Verdon in safe possession of the case. The packages in the case are respectively marked, to explain the content.

I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant

Ferd. von Mueller


The honorable the Chief Secretary3

See M to W. Odgers, 31 December 1870, and M to the Sociedad Rural Argentina, 1 January 1871.
The Under Secretary, William Odgers, minuted on this letter: 'Mr Verdon has been requested to forward the packet of seeds to its destination 4 March 1871'.

Please cite as “FVM-71-02-09a,” 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 17 August 2022,