Letter by W Scott, 29 July 1859

Letter by W Scott, 29 July 1859


Observatory Sydney
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
W Scott

J L Hay Esq
Gold Commissioner