From Ulysses Bagot1    17 December 1878

South Australia.

Surveyor General's office,

Adelaide, 17 Decr. 1878.


I have been requested by the Surveyor General, who has hastily left Town for a very short time, to forward you herewith a small quantity of a weed said to be very poisonous and 200 sheep in one locality have died from the effects of eating it.

The Surveyor General would feel very much obliged if you would kindly give him the name of the plant and any other information concerning it in your power — copy of letter received with plant enclosed.2

I am Sir

your obed Servant

U. N. Bagot

Chief Clerk


Baron F. Von Müeller CMG

&c &c &c


MS annotation by M: 'Answ 20/12/78.' Letter not found. check initials.
Letter not found.

Please cite as “FVM-78-12-17a,” 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 28 March 2023,