From Friedrich Hardeck1    15 October 1879

 
 

St. M2

15 October 79

An S. Hochw. Den Baron Ferdinand von Müller,

Regierungs-Botaniker in Melbourne, Australia.

 

Euren Hochwohlgebornen

beehre ich mich in Kenntniss zu setzen dass S.K.H. der Grossherzog, mein Allergnädigsten Herr, geruht habe Ihnen das Ritterkreutz I Classe des Ordens vom Zähringer Löwen zu verleihen.

Indem ich die Ehre habe E. H. anliegend die Ordensinsignien nebst Statuten und Verleihungsurkunde zu übersenden benutze ich mit Vergnügen dieser Anlass zur Versicherung meiner vorzüglichsten Hochachtung.

Der Staatsminister

 

Ministry of State

15 October 1879

To the honourable Baron Ferdinand von Mueller,

Government Botanist in Melbourne, Australia.

 

I beg to inform your Honour that His Royal Highness the Grand Duke, my most gracious Lord, has been pleased to confer the Knight’s Cross 1st Class of the Order of the Zähringer Lion on you.

While I have the honour of transmitting the enclosed insignia of the order together with the statutes and certificate of investiture, I take advantage of this occasion with pleasure to assure you of my most distinguished respect.   

Minister of State3

MS is a file copy. Original letter not found.
Staats-Ministerium.
Notwithstanding this draft valediction, it would appear that the letter that was sent was signed by Friedrich Hardeck, an official in the Foreign Affairs Section of the Ministry of State, since it was to him that M replied; see M to F. Hardeck, 12 December 1879 (in this edition as 79-12-12b).

Please cite as “FVM-79-10-15,” 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, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/79-10-15