To Redmond Barry   16 May 1855

Botanic Gardens,

Melbourne 16. May 1855.

Sir

I do myself the honor to inform you, that a gardener from our establishment has yesterday calculated the number of plants required for the library-ground to be between 8-10,00,1 supposed the distance between them to be generally 6' apart. We will be here at all time in readiness to supply the whole number, but I am informed that yet leveling of the ground will be necessary and other preliminary arrangements on the place before planting it.

The ground in front of the building is 42' broad and 300' long, and requires 7 rowes. The side ground 30' x 240', requiring 5 rowes. The plants chiefly to be contributed will be:

Crataegus Oxyacantha

Acacia

in several

spec

Psoralea

"

"

Roses

"

"

Ribes

"

"

Swainsona Greyana

Osteospermum monil.2

Viminaria denudata

Cassia

in several

spec

Pinus

"

"

Quercus Cerris

Populus nigra

Gleditschia triacanthos

Robinia Pseudacacia

Pultenaea

sev.

sp.

Pinus

"

"

Grevillea

"

"

Hakea

"

"

and many rarer kinds

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your obed. serv.

Ferd. Mueller.

 

The honor

Judge Barry.

 
 

Acacia

Cassia

Crataegus Oxyacantha

Gleditschia triacanthos

Grevillea

Hakea

Osteospermum moniliferum

Pinus

Populus nigra

Psoralea

Pultenaea

Quercus Cerris

Ribes

Robinia Pseudacacia

Roses

Swainsona Greyana

Viminaria denudata

 
i.e. 8 hundred to 10 hundred? Calculating on the basis of M's numbers produces a number of 757 plants needed.
Osteospermum moniliferum ?

Please cite as “FVM-55-05-16,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 21 September 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/55-05-16