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The foundations of the Royal Botanical Garden The foundations of the Royal Botanical Garden

Public Record Office Victoria

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)
North Melbourne, Australia

Various statements regarding a botanical garden

Various statements regarding a botanical garden

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  • Title: The foundations of the Royal Botanical Garden The foundations of the Royal Botanical Garden
  • Creator: Public Record Office Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria
  • Date Created: 1840-12-04
  • Provenance: VPRS 19 Unit 9 1840/1224, VPRS 19 Unit 9 1840/1224
  • Transcript:
    5th Dec 1840. Mr Daniel Bunce. Various statements regarding a botanical garden. 4 December 1840 Sir, Having been for some months past resident in this province pursuing the avocation of collecting Botanist to the Horticultural Society of London. I presume to obtrude myself upon the notice of Your Honors at the suggestion of many respectable Residents to ascertain the possibility or probability of the establishment of a Botanic Garden in this district. I am desirous in the event of such being eventually formed to offer my services in its construction and management for which I feel satisfied that I can furnish ample recommendations. But in the interim before any spot shall be selected as I am in daily expectation of receiving an extensive consignment from the Houses of Messers Cormack Sinclair of covent Garden Messers Whitby & Osborne Falkham Loddges & Sons of Hackney of plants, trees, shrubs, seeds &c of which the invoices have come to hand and not having any place calculated for their reception I have more particularly to solicit from your Honour the permission to pitch my tent upon some land which may hereafter be appropriated for the public use as a Botanic Garden and where I may have the privilege of cultivating the same as a Nursery for the present. As such indulgence would enable me
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