Letter by H C Russell, 28 October 1875

Letter by H C Russell, 28 October 1875


28th October 1875


Owing to the great increase in price of all astronomical Instruments the sum of £700 which I was authorized to spend on a New Transit Instrument was only enough for the Instrument without microscope. Another sum of £240 is required by Mr Simms to cover the cost of these microscopes which are of course a necessary part of a complete Transit Circle. A further sum of £10 will be required to cover cost of shipment.

As this instrument is required for work connected with the Trigonometric Survey, perhaps the sum required to complete it may be provided from the vote for that purpose.

I have the honor to be
Your Obedient Servant
H C Russell

The Surveyor General