To John O'Shanassy   25 March 1859

Melbourne botanic & zoologic Garden,

25. March 1859.


I have the honor to solicit, that you will be pleased to authorize the following expenditure in this establishment during the next quarter of the year vize:


Salaries to Gov. Botanist, Curator and Assistant


Wages for gardeners, laborers, watchmen &c &c


Memo: 2 Gardeners of the first class at not exceeding 12/ a day each. 1 Carpenter 12/ a day. 2 Carters including the service of horse & cart not to exceed 18/ a day each. 2 Boatmen including the service of their boat not to exceed 13/ a day each. All other persons at rates not exceeding 11/ a day each. The number of persons employed to be left at the discretion of the Director.


Publishing work on Victoria


Petty Cash & Incidental Expenses


Small repairs & minor works of mechanics


I have the honor to be


your most obedient servant

Ferd. Mueller.


The hon. the Chief Secretary

&c &c &c1

M's request was approved.

Please cite as “FVM-59-03-25,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 23 October 2021,