From John Moore   24 April 1858

24 April 1858


With reference to the application contained in your March Report1 that permission might be given for your Botanical work being carried out at the government printing office i have the honor to inform you that Mr O. Shanassy approves of its being published there and the Printer has been instructed accordingly.2 He further approves of the expenditure suggested of Eighty pounds for Lithographic illustrations to be charged to the vote "Expense of publishing Reports on and illustrations of natural Science No. 44["]3

(Signed) J. Moore


The Director of the botanic Garden


M to O'Shanassy, 1 April 1858.
Moore wrote to the Government Printer, J. Ferres, on 24 April: 'I am directed to inform you that the Director of the Botanic Garden Melbourne has obtained the sanction of the Chief Secretary to place in your hands for publication a Botanical Work which in such capacity he proposes to issue periodically' (No. 840, unit 2, VPRS 1187, PROV). See Cavanagh (1988).
editorial addition.
See also M to J. Moore, 27 April 1858 where M thanks the Chief Secretary for his liberality. M published the first fascicle of this Fragmenta phytographiae Australiae in March 1858 at his own expense; a second printing of this was issued by the Government Printing Office.

Please cite as “FVM-58-04-24,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 26 October 2021,