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.
292 Sydney Observatory 18 Feb 1871 Sir The Max thermometer is purposely made as you describe yours so that it records the High temperature for each day and it must be shaken back to its place at 9am each day.
....?? 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.
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.
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.