From William Allitt1    12 May 1877

May 12th 1877

Tyrendarra via Narrowong2

Baron von Mueller F.R.S.

Government Botanist



My Dear Sir,

Inclosed to you I think is a spc of (Marsilea). If so is it the variety of Nardo3 that Burk4 and Wills had to live on at Coopers Creek, — It grows here on swampy ground on the Darlots Creek not far from Mr Learmoths place at Etrick.5

I beg to remain Dear Sir

yours respectfuly

Will Allitt



MS annotation by M: 'Ansd 13/1/77' (sic). Letter not found.
Robert O'Hara Burke.
i.e. 'Ettrick', the pastoral property on Darlot's Creek near Portland, Vic, owned by William Learmonth.

Please cite as “FVM-77-05-12,” 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 23 February 2024,