From John Moore   9 August 1855

9 August 1855


I have the honor to ackdge the rect1 of your dated "Brisbane July 1855"2 intimating the possibility of the "North Australian Expedition"— in which you have accepted an appointment as Botanist — being longer absent than the period of eighteen months named in your former letter, and requesting that your leave of absence may, under such circumstances, be extended to the time of the return of the expedition.

I am instructed in reply to acquaint you that H.E3 has the greatest pleasure in conceding your request.

(Signed) J Moore. ACS4


Ferdinand Mueller Esq


New South Wales5

acknowledge the receipt.
M to W. Haines, July 1855.
His Excellency [Governor Hotham].
Assistant Colonial Secretary.
M left Sydney on 18 July 1855 and so probably did not receive this letter until after the expedition returned to Sydney in 1857.

Please cite as “FVM-55-08-09,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 26 October 2021,