To William Odgers1    8 June 1879

In accordance with the wish of Consul Playfair, a collection of samples of Eucalyptus-seeds, comprising 13 of the best timber species correctly named, is forwarded herewith, in order that the principal kinds, recommended in the reports from this colony (including also a former document of my own) may be raised under Consul Playfairs care for a normal collection, to which I can subsequently contribute as occasion arises.

Ferd. von Mueller



On 6 June, Odgers instructed that a letter dated 7 April from the British Consul General in Algeria, R. L. Playfair, which thanked the Chief Secretary for 'information re Australian Trees' and asked 'for a small quantity of the seed' be forwarded to M. The file was sent to M the next day and M's reply appears on the cover sheet of the file.
M's letter and the packet of seeds were forwarded to the Governor's Private Secretary on 10 June and the seeds were forwarded to Playfair the same day.

Please cite as “FVM-79-06-08d,” 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 24 March 2023,