To John O'Shanassy   21 March 1858

Melbourne bot. Garden

21. March 1858


I have the honor to solicit your permission of closing the botanic gardens for visitors on Friday and Saturday morning in this week, and to levy at the gates a fee for the admission to the Horticultural Society's autumnal exhibition during the afternoons of those days, such having been likewise the custom on all former occasions.

The fee fixed for visitors, who are not members of the society, is to be 2/6d from 1 o'cl. p.m. and 1/ from 3 o'cl. p.m.

I have the honor to be,


your most obedient and humble servant

Ferd. Mueller

Direct. of the bot. Gard. & Chairm. of the Counc. of Hort. Soc.


The honorable the Chief Secretary

&c &c &c1

O'Shanassy approved M's request. See also J. Moore to M, 23 March 1858.

Please cite as “FVM-58-03-21,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 26 October 2021,