To John O'Shanassy   18 June 1858

Melbourne bot. Garden,

18. June 1858.


I have the honor to solicit, that you will be pleased to sanction the expenditure in future of such sums, as are saved from the fund placed at my disposal for wages, in engaging additional labour as season and circumstances (often not to be foreseen) may demand, and to sanction likewise the payment of a few men employed by urgent necessity in the proceeding months from the savings of our wages.

I have the honor to be,


your most obedient and humble servant

Ferd. Mueller

Gov. Botanist


The honorable the Chief Secretary &c &c &c1

The Under Secretary, J. Moore, stated on 23 June 1858 that: 'This matter can easily be settled if Dr Mueller could call at this office for a few minutes the next time he happens to be in town.'

Please cite as “FVM-58-06-18,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 26 October 2021,