From John Moore   18 November 1858

18 November 1858


By desire of the Chief Secretary I have the honor to acknowledge the rect of yr Le of 3d November reportg that many plants have been stolen from the Botanic Garden1 & have to inform you that instructions have been given for a reward to be offered for information which may lead to the conviction of the offenders. Placards will be printed & forwarded to you to be posted up in the Garden throughout the locality in its neighbourhood. The acting Chief Commissioner of Police considers that a constable in plain clothes might occasionally be of service in the Garden & I am therefore to request that you will consult with Superintendt Dana as regards the time when a constable might be most advantageously employed in this way.

Sd J Moore


The Director of the Botanic Garden

M to J. O'Shanassy, 3 November 1858.

Please cite as “FVM-58-11-18,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 21 September 2021,