Observatory Sydney May 22nd 1860 60/21 Sir I send you this day for Jenny Lind the barometer sent to Sydney for repairs. I enclose the instrument maker's account for which I must ask you to obtain the necessary sum from the government of Queensland.
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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.
591 and 592 13 March Observatory Dear Sir I was just about writing to you re returns when your letter came. I am sorry you should think that perhaps I considered New Caledonia of secondary importance.
61/49 Observatory Sydney Oct 23rd 1861 Sir In reply to your letter of 22nd Inst I beg to inform you that I know nothing of the Barometer and weather chart that you mention as having been sent to you.
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.
269/87 Sydney Observatory Sept 11th 1887 Dear Mr Wragge Thanks for your kind attention to the matter of the delayed telegrams. On the day I missed you Mr Wilson the acting assistant superintendent to whom I applied at our telegraph office said the delay was at your end of line & quoted the time they were despatched from the Brisbane office in proof of it – however the very next day I had occasion to draw his attention to a local delay where the message had been filed and delayed at the Sydney office for over 3 hours, since then they have arrived in good time, and I sincerely hope the waking up and trouble caused each of us will expedite matters in the future.
243/87 Sydney Observatory August 30th 1887 My dear Mr Russell I recd from the Dept of Public Instruction a few days ago the bill of ?? for ‘Rediess’ Barograph which came to hand yesterday and was found on unpacking and putting together to be all right and is now recording the daily curve.
Observatory 14th August 89 The Govt Printer My dear Sir I have just discovered a mistake in the 1887 volume and hence write in the hope I may be in time to correct it. In the meteorological results for Wollongong for 1887 the height of the Barometer for July is printed 30.281 it should read 30.081 and the mean which is printed 30.083 should read 30.066 if there is time please have necessary correction made.
58/90 Observatory Sydney August 7th 1858 Sir I beg to call your attention to my letter of June 10th of which no notice has been taken by you except the discontinuance of all the 9pm observations which has the effect of rendering your returns still more imperfect than before.
59/54 Observatory Sydney July 29th 1859 Sir I send you this day per ‘Jenny Lind’ the following packages for the proposed meteorological observatory at Rockhampton. 1 Case containing 4 thermometers, Observing Book Return sheets and Instructions 1 Case with Barometer 2 Packages thermometer stand – 1 Case with Vane The remaining Instruments namely Sun thermometer and Rain Gauge I am unable at present to obtain but hope to receive them from England in about two months when they will be forwarded – It is desirable that the observations with the Instruments now sent should be commenced as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made.