July 29th 1859
I send you this day per ‘Jenny Lind’ the following packages for the proposed meteorological observatory at Rockhampton.
1 Case containing 4 thermometers, Observing Book
Return sheets and Instructions
1 Case with Barometer
2 Packages thermometer stand –
1 Case with Vane
The remaining Instruments namely Sun thermometer and Rain Gauge I am unable at present to obtain but hope to receive them from England in about two months when they will be forwarded –
It is desirable that the observations with the Instruments now sent should be commenced as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made.
I am Sir
Your obedient servant
J L Hay Esq