To John O'Shanassy   25 March 1859

Melbourne botanic & zoologic Garden,

25. March 1859.

Sir

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

£300

Wages for gardeners, laborers, watchmen &c &c

£1200

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

£80

Petty Cash & Incidental Expenses

25

Small repairs & minor works of mechanics

80

I have the honor to be

Sir,

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, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/59-03-25