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Letter by H C Russell, 29 May 1889

May 29, 2009

Observatory May 29th 1889 Dear Sir I herewith enclose reply to your letter of March 31st 1889. Mr Pottack who made the observations finds that a clerical error of hour was made on May 20 which accounts for the error in the first place.

Letter by H C Russell, 17 February 1871

February 17, 2009

Sydney Observatory 17 February 1871 Sir In reference to the enclosed letter from I L Sinclair Esqre I have the honor to report that I received about three months since, notice of the discovery by M.

Letter by W Scott, 17 July 1861

July 17, 2008

Observatory – Sydney July 17th 1861 My dear Sir In reply to your letter of June 1st the Equatorial has been now 6 weeks mounted and did some good work with the Comet. Differential observations of course – I read a paper to night to the Philosophical Society which will contain some account of the new Telescope; I will send you a copy as soon as printed.

Letter by W Scott, 21 June 1861

June 21, 2008

Observatory Sydney June 21st 1861 Dear Sir On 13th May a Comet was discovered by Mr Tebbutt, an amateur Astronomer of this Colony; a few minutes of arc West of 1250 B A Catalogue. I was not aware of the discovery until May 21st.