22 September 1874
I have the honor to request that you will have the following works executed as soon as possible for I cannot mount the new Telescope till they are done and every day is now of great consequence to one.
An Iron curtain outside the Dome to prevent it from coming off.
A ?? metal moulding for?? the Dome.
To Paint the inside of the Dome dull black.
To repair plastering.
To paint stone pillar of New Telescope.
I have the honor to be
Your Obedient Servant
H C Russell
The Colonial Architect