To John MacPherson   7 February 1876

Mount Gambier,1

7/2/76.

 

Availing myself of your kind permission, dear Mr MacPherson, I went on Wednesday on my journey to my poor brother-in-law, Dr. Wehl, and found him hopeless prostrated from an Echinococcus cyst of the omentum. He may however linger for some time, and as I do not wish to leave my only sister in this affliction and distress, I ask you to approve of my staying here still for a week or two, to arrange also for the immediate wants of the large and unprovided family so far as I can in my own helpless state.2 I have taken Departmental work with me, and ordered all letters to be sent on to me here, and can to anything urgent attend by telegraph. Let me hope that you and your honorable colleagues will readjust the bot. Garden vote, so that without additions to the estimates I may proceed with fairer means also in my special branch of service.

Regardfully yours

Ferd. von Mueller3

SA.
On 11 February 1876 MacPherson approved M's request and directed that he be informed. Letter not found.
See also M to J. MacPherson, 11 February 1876, announcing Eduard Wehl’s death.

Please cite as “FVM-76-02-07,” 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 7 October 2022, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/76-02-07