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Letter by H C Russell, 18 February 1871

Letter by H C Russell, 18 February 1871
Letter by H C Russell, 18 February 1871

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Sydney Observatory
18 Feb 1871

Sir

The Max thermometer is purposely made as you describe yours so that it records the High temperature for each day and it must be shaken back to its place at 9am each day. See enclosed instructions marked.

I have the honor to be
H C Russell
Govt Astronomer

Mr R H Hipsley
Bathurst

2 responses to “Letter by H C Russell, 18 February 1871

  • It is possible, in the absence of other information, that the surname of the addressee of this letter is “Hipsley” instead of “Hipeley”.

    I’m just saying that because Internet searching for Hipeley and Bathurst for the period is giving a fat zero, however an Ellen Hipsley was buried in Bathurst Cemetery in 1863

    [ ref. http://bathurstfhg.asn.au/cemidx/BxCemH.htm ]

    • Hi Bob – I’ve looked again and, now that you’ve pointed it out, it does look more like an ‘s’ than an ‘e’ – so I’ve changed the name to ‘Hipsley’.
      Kind thanks, once again.

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