403 Sydney Observatory 26 May 1871 Dear Sir The Sydney Observatory is in no way responsible for the altitudes of different places given to the Australian Almanac. Should you consider it necessary??
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397 Sydney Observatory 25 May 1871 Sir I have the honor herewith to enclose Vouchers for the payment of £54-15-9 from the Vote for New Instruments 1871 – I have the honor to be Sir Your obedient servant H C Russell Govt Astronomer The Under Secretary for Finance & Trade
395 Govt Observatory 23 May 1871 Sir I have the honor to request an advance of £6.2.4 from the Vote for Incidental Expenses 1871 for the enclosed vouchers. I have the honor to be Sir Your Obedient Servant H.
394 Sydney Observatory 20 May 1871 Dear Sir I have the pleasure herewith to forward copies of printed results of the Sydney Observatory. Few Astronomical Results have been published recently the late Astronomer devoted himself chiefly to the Base Line operations of the Trigonometrical Survey of the Colony and the transit instrument is much inferior to the one at Melbourne so the results are not deemed worth publishing.
392 Sydney Observatory 19 May 1871 Sir In acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the 13th Instant, I have the honor to inform that my letter was sent to the Station Master at Muswellbrook and not to the Traffic Manager at Newcastle.
387-388 Sydney Observatory 17 May 1871 Dear Sir I take the opportunity to send you some further notes about γ?? Argus. The enclosed paper contains the only print I have of a paper read before our Royal Society for the purpose of making known here the history of γ ??
378 Sydney Observatory 3 May 1871 My dear Mr Kraft Recently in going over old records of the Colony I found the following notice which may interest you. “John Buff – poisoned by eating toad fish at Parramatta April 20th 1821 – he died in 20 minutes after eating it.
364 Sydney Observatory 20 April 1871 Sir I have the honor to request an advance of £16-10-0 from the Vote for Magnetic Survey 1871 to enable me to pay the enclosed voucher. I have the honor to be Sir Your obedient servant H C Russell Govt Astronomer The Under Secretary for Finance & Trade
357 Sydney Observatory 17 April 1871 Sir In February last I wrote to the Railway Station Master Muswellbrook the letter of which I now enclose a copy and to which I have received no answer. I have therefore to request that he may be called upon to answer that letter and enable me to trace a valuable set of Instruments which have been on the road from Sydney to Inverell many months.
598 April 3 Sir The white cloud like object you saw was in all probability a cluster of stars called Praesepe in the constellation “Cancer”. to the naked eye it looks like a comet and it may have been hidden by one of the faint clouds often found in our atmosphere and which are not directly visible to the eyes.
347 Sydney Observatory 28 March 1871 Dear Sir I am very much obliged for the information you were kind enough to send. I am most anxious to collect information about auroras because I think the will yet indicate important scientific truth after which we have to work and wait so patiently.
344 Sydney Observatory 27 March 1871 Sir I have the honor to request leave of absence from the 29th March to the 12th April next: for the purpose of visiting Melbourne and there making arrangements which are necessary to connect the Magnetic Survey of this Colony with that of Victoria:and also for preliminary managements for an Eclipse Expedition – I have the honor to be Sir Your Obedient Servant H.
342 Sydney Observatory 25 March 1871 Sir Referring to your Circular 81—1958 I have the honor to inform you that the only Balance of Vote for the Observatory in 1870 that will be required amounts to £0-19-9 on the Books Vote and is wanted to meet liabilities in England of which the particulars have not yet been received – I have the honor to be Sir Your Obedient Servant H C Russell Govt Astronomer The Principal Under Secretary