Tag: 1887

Letter by H A Lenehan, 30 May 1887

May 30, 2009

130/87 Sydney Observatory May 30th 1887 E R Field Esquire Dear Sir I can arrange if you particularly desire it for your visit at five thirty pm to see Saturn, but the planet being low down in the western sky even at this time of the evening is not at all in a good position as they haze and sun through which it would have to be observed would consequently veil its beauty and the moon also getting well on towards full would interfere.

Letter by H A Lenehan, 15 April 1887

April 15, 2009

73/87 April 15 87 Observatory L Newman Esquire Cooma Enclosed is crossed check for last quarters pay as Meteorological Observer - send memo acknowledging receipt. N A L

Letter by H A Lenehan, 14 April 1887

April 14, 2009

72/87 Sydney Observatory April 14 1887 Sir I have the honor or forwarding herewith vouchers in adjustment of advance of 250 pounds, five shillings and six pence made me on first April Instant. I have the honor to be Sir Your obedient servant Henry A Lenehan Acting Government Astronomer The Auditor General

Letter by H A Lenehan, 5 April 1887

April 5, 2009

61/87 Sydney Observatory April 5th 1887 Mr. L. Houp Woolgoolga 'The Grafton' Dear Sir Your note of 17th ultimo in which you offered to record the rainfall in your locality I received a few days ago and have delayed replying until I found out if we had a station in your neighborhood.

Letter by H A Lenehan, 31 March 1887

March 31, 2009

Sydney Observatory March 31st 1887 55/87 Dear Sir Replying to your of the 28th inst the Walcha evaporation is the average annual evaporation for the last four years. It seems excessive but the conditions under which the record is made are not the same as a tank or waterhole the record is made from a can which has its sides exposed to the sun and wind and gives a greater reading, but it is the only result in your locality.