Letter by H C Russell, 27 May 1874

Letter by H C Russell, 27 May 1874
Letter by H C Russell, 27 May 1874


Government Observatory

27th May 1874


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter 74-271.3?? together with two bills?? of ?? and a letter from the Agent General for New South Wales dated London March 20th 1870 in which the Agent General mentions the shipment of a lens?? and ?? eyepieces and adds, “it is understood” these were “ordered direct by Mr Russell, I have already pointed out the inconvenience of this course??

In explanation of this paragraph I have to remark that these Instruments were ordered by me from Mr Schroeder’s agent in Sydney with the clear understanding that I bought from him; but that the instruments should be made by Mr Schroeder. I have personally obtained small instruments from the same agent under similar conditions and I only?? supposed that in this case Mr Schroeder has ?? his agent.

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

The Principal Under Secretary