From William Odgers   21 May 1870

Memo. for the Director of the Botanic Gardens.


The Chief Secretary's attention has been called to a letter in "The Argus" of yesterday's date signed W. Fergusson and written apparently from the Botanic Gardens.1 Sir Jas. McCulloch desires to know if Mr. Fergusson who holds the office of Inspector of State Forests &c is the author of the letter in question and if so what explanation he has to offer for this violation of the 21st Civil Service Regulation.2

W. H. Odgers


Chief Secretary's Office

21st May 1870.

'Destruction of trees in the Botanical Reserve', Argus, 20 May 1870, p. 5. See also M to W. Odgers, 20 May 1870 (in this edition as 70-05-20c), and W. Odgers to M, 21 May 1870.
For reply, see M to J. McCulloch, 25 May 1870.

Please cite as “FVM-70-05-21a,” in Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller, edited by R.W. Home, Thomas A. Darragh, A.M. Lucas, Sara Maroske, D.M. Sinkora, J.H. Voigt and Monika Wells accessed on 23 February 2024,