To John O'Shanassy1    11 January 1859

Melbourne bot. & zoological Gardens

11 January 1859.


I have the honor to solicit, that you will be pleased to issue the authorities for the following expenditures during the quarter ending 31 March 1859.


Salaries for Gov. Botanist, Assistant, Curator and Overseer2


Wages for Gardeners, Carpenters, Labourers, Signwriters &c. varying according to employment from 12/ to 7/ per day, including also wages for a carter with his horse & cart at a rate not exceeding £1. per diem, and wages for one boatsman & his boat not exceeding


16/— per diem


Purchase of useful animals.


Purchase of plants


Forage and food for animals


Expenses of publishing work on indigenous plants


Incidental expenses


I have the honor to be


Your most obedient & humble Servant

Ferd. Mueller


The Honorable the Chief Secretary.

MS written by Carl Wilhelmi and signed by M.
Overseer underlined and MS annotation in margin who?

Please cite as “FVM-59-01-11,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 28 September 2021,