To James McCulloch1    13 June 1870

Melbourne bot. Garden

13/6/70

Sir

When I had the honor of an interview with you this day, I omitted to ask you permission, to supply still to those institutions, which have already their applications for plants filed in my office, and to whom under the existing regulations I have promised plants. Their ground was to be got ready and they did not anticipate, it appears to me, that any new regulations, on which you may decide, would be made regressive.2

I have the honor to be,

Sir, your very obedient servant

Ferd. von Mueller

Director of the botanic Garden.

 

The honorable the Chief Secretary.

See also M to J. McCulloch, 31 May 1870 and 22 June 1870.
For reply see W. Odgers to M, 21 June 1870 (in this edition as 70-06-21a).

Please cite as “FVM-70-06-13a,” 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 17 August 2022, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/70-06-13a