From John Moore   24 January 1859



I have the honor to acknowledge the rect of yr Le1 of the 10 inst2 intimatg yr desire to have permission to proceed in the Victoria to Cape Howe or Gabo Island for the purpose of examining the vegetation of that part of the Colony Your communn havg been referd to Captain Norman I am directed in accordance with his report to inform you that the vessel will proceed to Gabo island on Tuesday (tomorrow) the 25 instant but that it is desirable on acct of the duties the steamer is under orders for, that she shd return here without loss of time. Captain Norman however states that you cd be landed at Cape Howe or Twofold Bay & might return via Sydney by a steamer or you cd be left at Wilson's Promontory, as you suggest to await the return of the Victoria

sd J Moore


The Director of Botanic Garden


receipt of your Letter.
M to J. O'Shanassy, 10 January 1859.

Please cite as “FVM-59-01-24,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 21 September 2021,