To Albert Le Souef   24 June 1870

Melbourne Botanic Garden



I have the honor to inform you that the Trustees of the Royal Park have felt much pleasure in appointing you their agent, and that accordingly for the time being you have become their executive officer at the Park. You will be aware that no salary is attached to this office now, but the park officer's residence is placed in virtue of your office at your disposal. I shall acquaint you with the time of the meeting of the Trustees, in order that you may be present, to offer any suggestions or advise, such as at any time may be deemed by you desirable. The Trustees have directed that any grazing fees arising in the Park should be received by you and be placed to their credit into the Bank of Victoria. In reference to your incidental expenditures final arrangements will be early made by the Trustees

I have the honor to be Sir

Your obedient servant

(signed) F v Mueller, Hon. Sec.


Alb. Le Souef Esq.

Please cite as “FVM-70-06-24,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 21 September 2021,