Letter by H C Russell, 23 September 1870

Letter by H C Russell, 23 September 1870

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Letter by H C Russell, 23 September 1870


Sept 23 [187]0


I forward by this mail a supply of forms which please use for Monthly Returns; if you do not receive a book before you are ready to begin use one of the forms for making your daily entry.

You had better begin observations as soon as you can so that you may get familiar with the instruments and able to make good records by the first pro??.

The evaporator need not be covered during rain, provision is made for determining the rain which falls into it.

You will find it necessary to exercise great care in measuring and weighing the Rain.

No pay is attached to the Office of Meteorological Observer except in 8 cases where much more has to be done and more instruments are supplied.

I have the honor to be
HC Russell
Govt Astronomer

Mr E.?? St Aubyn Kingsford

3 responses to “Letter by H C Russell, 23 September 1870

  • Hi there Bob

    I’ve put a larger image up so you can get a better look at it – and I’ve looked at the image in even larger format here as well but I don’t think the ‘pro….’ word is ‘precipitation’. Take a look and see what you think.

    Many of the document copies are very hard to read – even before they are photographed and then reduced in size for the web.

    Re the name – that was a great stab, and I reckon you’re right about the St Aubyn bit, so I have changed that – but the initial letter doesn’t look like an ‘A’ to me – more like an ‘E’ or maybe an ‘S’ – so I’ve left that the way it is.

    Thanks again – your input is always appreciated.

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