Letter by W Scott, 14 November 1860

Letter by W Scott, 14 November 1860


Observatory Sydney
Nov. 14 1860

My dear Sir

The Clock has arrived and been set up but I cannot yet give any opinion as to its character.

From your letter to Sir W Denison it appears that the Telescope will cost £3 x 232 say £700; with Clock £773 leaving £127 in your hands and £100 in mine. Such being the case I am directed by the Government to purchase for the Observatory an Incl??meter and ?? Ma??meter at a cost of £75 and have applied to the Kew Committee for that purpose.

I am also directed to request that you will be good enough to pay for the Instruments out of the funds at your disposal, after which there will I presume be enough left to pay for the transmission of the Magnetic Instruments and the Telescope.

I am sorry to say that our excellent Governor is about to leave us very shortly.

The first volume of Sydney Observations is printed and I hope to send you a copy by this mail.

I am dear Sir
Yours very truly
W Scott

G B Airy Esq
Astronomer Royal