To Frederick McCoy   1 August 1857

Melbourne, bot. Garden

1. Aug. 1857.


I have the honor to transmit to you for the public museum a collection of 25 timber specimens, procured by Mr John Walters1 at Sealer's Cove under my order. I beg to recommend, that each specimen should be divided into two longitudinally, to allow the moisture to evaporate more freely, and to prevent the splitting of the specimens.

I have the honor to be


your most obedient servant

Ferd. Mueller


Prof. M'Coy

&c &c &c

i.e. John Watters, whose journey to Sealers Cove took place 24-29 June 1857 at a cost of £23 15s for travelling expenses and freight for the cases of specimens (Unit 3, p. 214, VPRS 973, PROV).

Please cite as “FVM-57-08-01,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 23 October 2021,