Letter by W Scott, 8 October 1860

October 8, 2008

Letter by W Scott, 8 October 1860

….?? at Telegraph Stations

Observatory Sydney

Oct. 8 1860



Understanding that a desire has been expressed on the part of the Telegraph department to establish Meteorological observations at some of the Telegraph Stations I have the honor to propose as follows –

That the sets of Instruments now employed at the following stations, Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Cooma, Deniliquin, Goulburn, Maitland, Parramatta, be removed to the Telegraph Stations at those or other places, and that it be made a part of the Telegraph clerk’s duty to take regular observations and transmit a monthly return to the Observatory.

A similar change would not I suppose be practicable with reference to the Instruments at Casino.

By this change a saving of £160 per ?? will be effected, and I am of opinion that the returns would be more accurate and trustworthy than some of them are at present.

Should this proposal be approved I shall beg to be permitted to make a suggestion respecting the money so saved on a future occasion.

I have the honor to be
Your most obedient servant
W Scott

The Honorable
The Colonial Secretary