To James Casey   21 April 1873

Melbourne bot Garden

21/4/73.

Sir

Having delayed for several days to reply to your letter concerning the supply of young trees for the forest station at Mount Macedon, in order that I might have the benefit of an oral consultation with you, which you kindly granted me yesterday, I have the honor to inform you, that any morning this week I shall be ready to point out to the Forest Inspector,1 what plants in my nurseries — fit to go out — can at present be spared for the supply of the forests without encroachment on the requirement of the bot Garden itself. 2

I have the honor to be,

Sir, your obedient servant

Ferd. von Mueller,

Direct. botan. Garden.

 

The honorable the Minister of the Lands Department.

William Ferguson.
MS annotations: ‘Mr Wallis’; 'Ackd 30.4.73' [letter not found]; and 'Regd 18/6/73'.

Please cite as “FVM-73-04-21c,” 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 30 September 2022, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/73-04-21c