From John Moore to William Hooker   24 January 1855

24 January 1855


I have the honor to acknowledge the rect of your letter of the 2d Novr1 last on the subject of the Vegetable productions of this Colony, and suggesting that as the Government Botanist here (Dr Mueller) has before him the materials of an excellent and useful "Flora of the Colony of Victoria" the publication of such a work would be desirable, and that a grant of £300 from the Government would supply the outlay necessary for the same

In reply I am desired by the Lieut Govr Sir Charles Hotham to inform you, that at the present moment it is impossible to accede to your suggestion — but should the next financial year find the Colony in a better state, His Exy will be happy to entertain your desire.

J. Moore ACS2


Sir W. J. Hooker

Director of the Royal Gardens Kew

W. Hooker to C. Hotham, 2 November 1854 (in this edition as M54-11-02a). See also W. Hooker to J. Foster, 2 November 1854 (in this edition as M54-11-02).
Assistant Colonial Secretary.

Please cite as “FVM-M55-01-24,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 20 September 2021,