Letter by H C Russell, 2 June 1873

June 2, 2009

2 June My dear Sir .... information.... salary.... if I can provide you with Instruments. But ?? with ?? as there are I believe only two in the colony both at the Observatory and the load is heavy.

Letter by H C Russell, 27 May 1874

May 27, 2009

744 Government Observatory 27th May 1874 Sir I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter 74-271.3?? together with two bills?? of ?? and a letter from the Agent General for New South Wales dated London March 20th 1870 in which the Agent General mentions the shipment of a lens??

Letter by W Scott, 30 April 1857

April 30, 2009

14 57/36 11 Macquarie St. South Sydney April 30th 1857 Sir I beg to inform you that I have selected The Lunatic Asylum at Parramatta for the establishment of a Meteorological Observatory, and that you are appointed provisionally to the office of Observer at a salary of Twenty Pounds per annum from 1st May; such appointment being subject to the approval of the Government.

Letter by W Scott, 19 April 1858

April 19, 2009

Observatory Sydney April 19 1858 58/54 My Dear Sir I shall be happy to lend you our instrument at Gabo Island until such time as you can conveniently replace them; which however I hope you will do, as I have no funds for the purchase of additional instruments and I shall like to raise the number of our observatories to twelve as was first intended.

Letter by H C Russell, 17 April 1871

April 17, 2009

357 Sydney Observatory 17 April 1871 Sir In February last I wrote to the Railway Station Master Muswellbrook the letter of which I now enclose a copy and to which I have received no answer. I have therefore to request that he may be called upon to answer that letter and enable me to trace a valuable set of Instruments which have been on the road from Sydney to Inverell many months.

Letter by H C Russell, 13 April 1869

April 13, 2009

April 13th 9 L J Brennand Esquire Dear Sir The Glazier's Diamond is wanted for the workshop where it is sometimes required to cut small pieces of glass for instruments etc. and which not only cost a good deal more than they are really worth; because of course the glazier charges for his time as well as the glass, but also because much time is sometimes lost in getting what is wanted.

Letter by H C Russell, 24 March 1871

March 24, 2009

338 Govt Observatory Sydney March 24 1871 Dear Sir The deep interest you have expressed in the Nebula about 7 August assures me that you will excuse the liberty I have taken in addressing you upon the subject.

Letter by H C Russell, 13 March 1871

March 13, 2009

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.

Letter by H C Russell, 12 February 1873

February 12, 2009

676 12 Feby 3 My dear Sir I sent you a parcel containing wire & chain on Jany 12th. Did you get them and how will they answer the purpose. I have since find some small wire rope but though it is about right in size it is I fear made of too coarse wire to work over a pulley and seems rather intended for standing rigging.

Letter by H C Russell, 5 February 1891

February 5, 2009

Pg 140 – 141 Feby 5th The Secretary Railway Institute Dear Sir I duly received yours of even date in reference to the opening of the Railway Institute on March 15th. I shall be glad to do what I can to help you at that time but pray do not expect too much because I am just now starting here the work of photographing my share of the heavens, and there are so many new Instruments, method of working ….

Letter by H C Russell, 22 January 1891

January 22, 2009

122 Janry 22nd The Telegraph Station Master Armidale Sir The Bearer of this letter Mr Slowman will see that the Instruments are properly erected and in good order. And I shall be glad if you will give him any assistance he may require for that purpose and he will bring with him the old Instruments.

Letter by H C Russell, 20 January 1891

January 20, 2009

112-115 Janry 20 My dear Ellery Many thanks for sending enclosed photo. I was anxious to see it. but there are some details that I was equally anxious about. that are not shown. One of these is the plate holder.

Letter by H C Russell, 18 January 1871

January 18, 2009

244 Sydney Observatory 18 Janry 1871 Sir After waiting three months for a glass came to protect the Instruments the contractor J Dyer brought it this morning and it is about 18 inches longer than the place it was measured for.

Letter by H C Russell, 28 December 1874

December 28, 2008

764 Govt Observatory 28th December 1874 Sir I have the honor to request authority to sell the following Instruments which are of no use to the Observatory now that the Transit of Venus is over. 5 inch telescope and stand 4¼ inch “ “ 10¾ inch silvered glass reflector & stand 2 small Equatorial stands 2 Temporary wooden observatories??

Letter by H C Russell, 19 November 1875

November 19, 2008

788 19 Nov 5 My dear Mr Simms I hope by the time this reaches you the Transit Circle will be finished and packed for shipment. My need for it is now greater than ever indeed work for our Trigonometrical Survey is waiting until we get it.