To John O'Shanassy   26 July 1858

Melbourne bot. Garden,

26. July 1858


I have the honor to inform you, that the Committee appointed for the management of the zoological Gardens in a meeting held at this office1 on the 24 instant deemed it desirable that the Director of the bot Gardens should likewise undertake the Direction of the works at the zoological Gardens & that he expressed his perfect readiness of doing so without any extra-remuneration.

I have the honor to be,


your most obedient and humble servant

Ferd. Mueller.


The honorable the Chief Secretary

&c &c &c2

See J. Moore to M, 20 July 1858.
O'Shanassy minuted his approval of the appointment on 2 August 1858. See also J. Moore to M, 5 August 1858.

Please cite as “FVM-58-07-26,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 27 October 2021,