To John O'Shanassy   7 July 1858

Melbourne bot. Garden

7. July 1858.


In reply to your communication of the 6th instant1 I have the honor to state, that I shall at all times be ready to devote myself to the public interest & that I shall therefore gladly respond to the call, of becoming a member of the administration of the zoological gardens.

I have the honor to be,


your most obedient & humble servant

Ferd Mueller.


The honorable the Chief Secretary

&c &c &c2

Letter not found.

The members of the Committee of Management of the Zoological Gardens were gazetted as: S. Evans, C. Pasley, F. McCoy, F. Selwyn, T. Black, T. Embling, D. Campbell, H. Chambers, W. H. Archer and M. See Supplement to the Victoria Government gazette, 6 August 1858, p. 1497.

See also J. Moore to M, 20 July 1858.

Please cite as “FVM-58-07-07,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 27 October 2021,