To John O'Shanassy   31 March 1858

Melbourne bot. Garden

31. March 1858


I have the honor to solicit, that you will permit the sum of one hundred pounds from the vote for tools and apparatus to be devoted for incidental expenses during the remaining portion of the year, as several items of the last quarterly requisitions have been paid from the 100 £ originally destined for this purpose, which ought to have been charged to the vote of tools & apparatus &c.

If the transfer of this vote should be sanctioned, I pray, that you will authorize me to receive 25 £ for defraying the incidental expenses of this establishment for the next quarter and that you also will be pleased to place the sum of 750 £ in advance of the quarterly wages for April May and June at my disposal as well as the quarterly advance of 125 £ for purchase of plants.

I have the honor to be,


your most obedient and humble servant

Ferd. Mueller,

Director of the bot. Garden.


The honorable the Chief Secretary

&c &c &c1

M's requests were approved.

Please cite as “FVM-58-03-31a,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 26 October 2021,