To John MacPherson1    9 May 1876

Botanic Museum

Melbourne, 9th May 1876.


I have the honor to solicit that you will be pleased to sanction the transfer of the sum of Fifty pounds (£50), balance of the vote for "Publication of works on Australian plants" to the vote for "Collecting botanic specimens, clerical assistance etc", as I find that this sum will not be absolutely required for the former item, and the transfer will enable me to defray other necessary expenditure of the department during the remainder of the present financial year.2

I have the honor to be


Your most obedient servant

Ferd. von Mueller.


The Honorable

the Chief Secretary.

MS written by G. Luehmann and signed by M.
A formal requisition was submitted (see M to J. MacPherson 22 May 1876 (in this edition as 76-05-22a)) and counter-signed and approved by MacPherson on 27 May 1876.

Please cite as “FVM-76-05-09,” 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,