Government Observatory Sydney May 16 68 My Dear Sir I received your second telegram about the keys this morning and have sought in vain for another bunch. I went to the dining room and looked myself and Annie told me she had looked upstairs and felt your pockets without finding any.
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17 Government Observatory May 7th 1869 Sir I have the honor to enclose Voucher in Support of the last advance for Magnetic Survey, and request a further advance of £25 for the same purpose. I have the honour to be Sir Your obedient Servant George R Smalley The Under Secretary for Finance & Trade
68 Royal Observatory May 5 1870 Sir I have the honor to request that the Colonial Secretary will be pleased to approve of my disposing of the annual vote of £120 for the purpose of taking Meteorological Observations in different parts of the Colony in such proportions and in such places as I may think it expedient for the Publick benefit without limitation for a first scale of remuneration for each individual observer Voucher for each payment with details being returned to the Treasury as usual.
13 Government Observatory March 19th 1869 Sir I have the honor to Enclose Vouchers in Support of the last advance for Base Line Measurement and request a further advance of £49”10”9 for the same purpose.
11 Government Observatory March 9th 1869 Sir I have the honor to enclose Voucher in Support of the last advance of £10 for Incidental Expenses, and request a further advance of £9”12”8 (the unexpended balance of Vote for 1868) to defray Incidental Expenses incurred during that year.
10 Government Observatory March 8 1869 Sir I have the honor to enclose Voucher in Support of the last advance of £18.7.6 for Magnetic Survey (1868) and Request a further Advance of £18.7.6 for the Same purpose.
5 Government Observatory February 10th 1869 Sir I have the honor to enclose Voucher in Support of the payment of £49”14”7 for Base Line equipment and a quote for further Advance of £49”14”??
1 Government Observatory February 1st 1869 Sir I have the honor to Submit for the consideration of the Colonial Secretary some further explanations in Reference to My Communication of the 11th ??.
61 Royal Observatory Sydney Jany. 13. 1870 Sir In reference to your Circular of the 11th inst I ?? the honor to inform you for the information of the Hon. The Colonial Secretary that the Sums required for my Department for the ??
Government Observatory January 11th 1864 Sir I beg to draw your attention to the following matters which require immediate attention. 1st The floors of formal rooms are suffering serious injury from white ants by which they appear to be infested.
Royal Observatory Sydney. Decr 8 1869 Sir I have the honor to enclose Vouchers in Support of the last advance for Preliminary Triangulation, and request a further advance of £49”17”3 for the same purpose.
Royal Observatory Sydney Decr 6th 1869 Sir In my progress Report June the 4th last I pointed out the unexpected difficulties and expenses attending the measurement of the Base Line at Lake George.
Sydney Observatory 23 November 1870 J Tebbutt Esqre My dear Sir I enclose copy of Mr Smalley’s last Report from that time up to his death he was not entirely devoted to the Base Line and devoted a large part of the time of the observatory staff to the same object so that very little was done except the routine work of the observatory.
124 Sept 9th 0 My dear Sir In looking over the papers left by the late Mr Smalley I have found the enclosed Report from you; as there is nothing with it to show who it belongs to now, I have sent it to you in the hope that you may be able to return it to the proper quarter.
August 18th 70 Mr J McMahon Dear Sir I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 16th August enclosing bill for £6.19.6 which will be paid as soon as possible. I have also to request that you will continue to supply two men at camp at the same rate you have been doing since Mr Smalley’s death, until you hear from me again.