To the Royal Society of NSW   1 August 1887



Best thanks for sending me the two copies of the new part of your R. S. proceedings,1 which as usual is replet with novel records and original observations. It was with regret, that I saw myself deprived through other urgent engagements to contribute to these pages. As however the msc. for the “Key to the system of Vict. plants”2 will likely be completed in August now, and be through the press by October, I have every prospect of being able, to work on new plants in the last portion of this year, and will not fail then, to offer some article also to the R. S. of NSW. I am sorry, that I cannot attend at the Adelaide-Exhibition,3 nor at the medical Congress,4 for the latter of which I was to have written by special desire a therapeutic essay; but it is not safe for me with my pulmonary sufferings to travel at the cool season, and it is very doubtful, whether even in the warmth of summer I could take out of my time late in life the week, needful to visit Adelaide.

With regardful remembrance


Ferd. von Mueller

Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of NSW.
Jubilee International Exhibition, Adelaide, 1887.
Intercolonial Medical Congress, Adelaide, August-September 1887.

Please cite as “FVM-87-08-01,” 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 22 May 2022,