A letter dated 28 January was not found during this project so this 27 January letter is published instead.
H.A. Glyde Esqre
I duly received you letter of Janry 20th with the accompanying 11 photographs for which I am very much obliged to you. They illustrate remarkably well the effect of the storm, and with your description show the direction [sic] wind.
The force of the wind must have been very great to do so much damage. We had a somewhat similar squall in Sydney just two years since and it destroyed several house [sic] & trees but covered a very small area. A few hundred yards long only: while your storm extended for miles.
I fear I have put you to a great deal of trouble and some expense also. which sic] I would willingly pay for if you would allow me, but you do not mention it in your letter, and I am quite a stranger. and [sic] further it is not for me privately but for the Observatory for the furtherance of our study of the weather; and it is usual to pay for such services rendered in the cause of science. With these remarks I must ask you to do what you think is right.
Again thanking you for your aid in this matter.
Yours very truly
H C Russell