From Redmond Barry to Charles Pasley   3 April 1856

April 3, 1856



I have the honour to request that you will inform me whether the Committee of Management of the Botanical Gardens are willing to transfer to the University the collection of dried plants made by Dr Mueller; and, if so, upon what terms, and when they can be delivered to Professor McCoy.

At present they lie at the Gardener's lodge, of no use to the public, an encumbrance to the gardeners, and in danger of being lost and injured. At the University they would be taken care of, classified and open to the inspection of those who take an interest in Botany.

I have the honor to be, Sir,

Your obedient Servant

(Signed) Redmond Barry

Chancellor of the Univ. of Melbourne.


To the Chairman of

the Committee of Management of the Botanic Gardens.1

For Pasley's reply, see C. Pasley to R. Barry, 24 April 1856 (in this edition as M56-04-24).

Please cite as “FVM-M56-04-03,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 21 September 2021,