Letter by H C Russell, 25 January 1873

January 25, 2009

666 Copy Sydney Observatory 25 Janry 1873 Sir The Government of New South Wales have granted a sum of money for the Transit of Venus. From their Agent General in London you have, or will in a few days receive, a general order for an object glass eyepiece &c the focal length is there given 12ft but that was written before the receipt of your letter to Mr Kopsch.

Letter by W Scott, 26 December 1857

December 26, 2008

11 Macquarie Street South Sydney Dec 26th 1857 57/65 Sir In reply to your letters of Nov. 16 & Dec 14 I beg to inform you that it is not in my power to supply you with a Sun Dial at present; I would therefore recommend you to obtain a Meridian Line marked out by some competent person; You will then be enabled to connect your Clock to Apparent Noon by means of the shadow of a vertical rod.

Letter by H C Russell, 6 October 1870

October 6, 2008

150 October 6th 1870 Dear Sir I will pay the cost of covering the Evaporator. It is not necessary to bring it indoors when it rains and will interfere with the results, as it was intended to receive the rain and being like the rain gauge 8 inches in diameter to extract the weight of rain from the weight of Evaporator.

Letter by H C Russell, 3 October 1870

October 3, 2008

Oct 3 0 Sir I am sorry you took charge of that Met. Instrument under misapprehension it would have been well to enquire first if pay were to be given if that were your object. I thought from your offer to become an observer that you had a desire to further the objects of Meteorological sciences.

Letter by H A Lenehan, 1 October 1887

October 1, 2008

299/87 1/10/87 W. H. Glover Esq Lake George I am pleased you have successfully placed the northern instrument and the first sheet. I have just compared with the one off old instrument at southern end and they agree very fairly – hoping it will keep time with the other clock so that we will be able to get definite comparisons.

Letter by H C Russell, 1 September 1870

September 1, 2008

109 Govt Observatory Sept 1st 1870 Dear Sir Amongst other letters left by the late astronomer and which I fear failing health prevented him from answering is yours of Janry 14 kindly forwarding meteorological information for which I take this opportunity of thanking you: more especially as you have furnished some information in reference to the wind which may help me in tracing our local winds.

Letter by H C Russell, 1 September 1870

September 1, 2008

Govt Observatory Sept 1st 70 The Station Master Orange The Broken Thermometer is useless and you can throw it away. I will send you another by rail and coach tomorrow. but do not let the want of this instrument delay you in sending in ??

Letter by H A Lenehan to H C Russell, 30 August 1887

August 30, 2008

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.

Letter by H C Russell, 23 August 1871

August 23, 2008

468 Sydney Observatory 23 August 1871 Sir Your letter of August has through press of work remained unanswered until now. I cannot understand why it should cost so much to send?? the instrument an exactly similar work for the same purpose was done for me at Grafton and sawn timber used and whole cost was £1-12-10 and I imagine things of that sort should be cheaper in Tenterfield.

Letter by H C Russell, 12 August 1870

August 12, 2008

86 August 12 0 My dear Sir Can you tell me when the alterations to the cellar under the Transit Room will be carried out. I have a very valuable instrument waiting to put in it as soon as it is done and we are every day losing for want of it observations which cannot be recovered.