To James Casey   21 April 1873

Melbourne bot Garden



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,