To Frederick Barlee   27 March 1871

27/3/71

 

I am very anxious, dear Mr Barlee, to enter on an anatomic examination of all the principal woods of Australia. If you have means in the Penal department to have made up for me pieces about half a cubic feet each of sound timber of any W. A. kind, accompanied by a branchlet of each if possible in flower & fruit I might do you some good for your timber trade.

your regardful

Ferd. von Mueller

 

I am not merely anxious for Eucalypts, but also for any other trees, such as Banksiae, Casuarinae, Acaciae.1

 

Acacia

Banksia

Casuarina

See also M to F. Barlee, 24 March 1871 (in this edition as 71-03-24a).

Please cite as “FVM-71-03-27,” 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, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/71-03-27