To Arthur Freeling1    16 April 1857

Sydney bot. Gardens

16. April 1857.


I do myself the honor of transmitting to your office the maps of Mr Gregorys exploring track and the corresponding reports.2 I should consider it a particular favour, if you would obligingly furnish me with the documents bearing upon the recent geographical discoveries in your colony, particularly with a tracing of Mr Babbage's track about Lake Torrens, in order to enable me to complet a historical review3 of the explorations in Australia, which I am preparing for the Melbourne philos. Institute.

I have the honor to be, Sir,

your most obedient servant

Ferd. Mueller,

Gov. Botanist of the Col. Victoria.


The honorable the Surveyor General



(P.S.) Any communication, I may be favoured with, will reach me adressed:

Dr. Ferd. Mueller,

Gov. Botanist.

bot. Gardens


MS address: 'The honorable | the Surveyor General | of South Australia | Adelaide'.
Presumably a MS copy of B58.05.01, and copies of Gregory's maps and reports of which M had earlier sent copies to Kew (see M to W. Hooker, 13 March 1857).
See also A. Freeling to M, 28 April 1857.

Please cite as “FVM-57-04-16,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 19 September 2021,