17 11 Macquarie St. South Sydney May 2d. 1857 57/39 Sir I am requested to inform you that there will be forwarded to you this day by the Colonial Storekeeper Sydney ten packages of Meteorological Instruments and stands addressed to the Police Magistrates of Albury and Deniliquin who will arrange for their conveyance from Melbourne to their destinations.
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15 The Astronomer to The Honourable The Colonial Secretary respecting leave of Absence. 11 Macquarie St South Sydney May 1st 1857 57/37 Sir In reply to your letter of 30th April I beg to state that it was my intention to establish the Observatory at Parramatta before leaving Sydney; also that to establish those at Maitland and Goulburn would occasion a considerable waste of time and money, as I must pass through Goulburn on my return from Melbourne via Deniliquin, Albury, Cooma, Goulburn & Bathurst; and must pass through Maitland on my road to Armidale.
April 12, 1862 62/12 Sir In reply to your telegraphic message of first instant, reporting loss of thermometers, I am sorry to say I have neither instruments on hand nor funds to replace them. Neither would it be safe to put a new set in a position which they are liable to be stolen.
Observatory Sydney April 9 1859 59/38 Sir I enclose a check for the amount expended by you on account of the Meteorological Observatory. I presume you understand that the thermometer stand is not to be placed in or near any building but in an open space protected by fencing from cattle or mischief of persons.
....?? at Telegraph Stations Observatory Sydney Oct. 8 1860 60/31 Sir Understanding that a desire has been expressed on the part of the Telegraph department to establish Meteorological observations at some of the Telegraph Stations I have the honor to propose as follows – That the sets of Instruments now employed at the following stations, Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Cooma, Deniliquin, Goulburn, Maitland, Parramatta, be removed to the Telegraph Stations at those or other places, and that it be made a part of the Telegraph clerk’s duty to take regular observations and transmit a monthly return to the Observatory.
The Astronomer to The Honourable The Colonial Secretary, respecting the Meteorological Observatories at Deniliquin &c…. 11 Macquarie St. South Sydney Sept. 21st 1857 57/58 Sir I have the honour to lay before you the following account of my proceedings during my late absence from Sydney.
Observatory Sydney June 24th 1858 58/72 Sir In reply to your letter of 19th Inst I beg to state that your resignation of the office of Meteorological Observer at Albury is accepted. A certificate for salary from Janry 1st to June 30th 1858 will be forwarded to you on receipt of your return for June.
Observatory Sydney June 18th 1859 59/52 Sir In reply to your letter of March 14th I beg to inform you that no volumes of observations have as yet been issued from the Sydney Observatory but monthly Meteorological Reports are printed in the Government Gazette and a few copies for distribution.