Letter by H C Russell, 18 January 1871

Letter by H C Russell, 18 January 1871


Sydney Observatory
18 Janry 1871


After waiting three months for a glass came to protect the Instruments the contractor J Dyer brought it this morning and it is about 18 inches longer than the place it was measured for. Shuts up a doorway that is in constant use and cannot be placed in the room intended for it, the only place I have to put it. The recess was to my knowledge measured twice for the size and once by a person I think the timekeeper from your offices!

In my requisition of October 7th I did not give the sizes thinking I might make a mistake. I shall be much obliged if you will have the case altered to the proper size as in the mean time several delicate instruments are unprotected.

I have the honor to be
Your obedient servant
H C Russell
Govt Astronomer

The Colonial Architect