From Charles Pasley to Redmond Barry   24 April 1856

Public Works Department

Melbourne, 24th April 1856.



I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated 3rd Instant,1 requesting to be informed whether the Committee of Management of the Botanic 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.

In reply I have to inform you that most of the Plants collected by Dr Mueller are in duplicate and that a specimen of every one will be handed over to the University as soon as they separated.

I have the honor to be


Your most obedient servant

C. Pasley

Commissioner of Public Works


The Chancellor of the University of Melbourne2

R. Barry to C. Pasley, 3 April 1856 (in this edition as M56-04-03).
See also R. Barry to C. Pasley, 26 April 1856 (in this edition as M56-04-26).

Please cite as “FVM-M56-04-24,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 21 September 2021,