To Andrew Clarke   7 October 1853

Melbourne, Collin street

N. 70. East.

7th October 1853.


Being engaged in preparing for a botanical exploration of the interior of this province, I would feel greatly obliged, if you could furnish me with a partial copy of your map of this colony.

My route will be from here to the Grampians, thence either along the Avoca or the Wimmera to the Murray, which river, I shall follow up, if possible, to its sources, travelling thence through the Australian alps either across to Omeo or Maneroo.

A outline of this parts of the country on tracing paper will be, I believe, sufficient for my purpose.

I need not say, Sir, how much my expedition by such a guidance will be facilitated, and I shall feel happy, could I, by measuring the altitude of the principal mountains contribute towards your maps.


I have the honour, to be, Sir,

your most obed. and humble servant

Dr. Ferd. Mueller,

Gov. Botanist


The Surveyor General.1

Letter annotated by Clarke: 'Tracing to be furnished Mr Mueller at once A.C. 7. Oct. 53.' Letter marked by an unknown hand: 'Tracing sent 25th Oct 1853'. For acknowledgment see M to A. Clarke, 26 October 1853.

Please cite as “FVM-53-10-07,” 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,