Observatory 15 May 1889 Chas H Caswell Esquire Dear Sir A full answer to your questions would involve a knowledge of the rainfall and climate of the other colonies as full and complete as that which has been published for this colony, and that has not been made possible either for the Victoria or South Australia both are behind hand in the publishing which give the required information rain has been measured there; but abstracts such as would be this case have not been published.
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17 11 Macquarie St. South Sydney May 2d. 1857 57/39 Sir I am requested to inform you that there will be forwarded to you this day by the Colonial Storekeeper Sydney ten packages of Meteorological Instruments and stands addressed to the Police Magistrates of Albury and Deniliquin who will arrange for their conveyance from Melbourne to their destinations.
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.
178 Observatory April 21st 1891 Sir It is necessary for the satisfactory conduct of the star photography, that the Astronomer at Melbourne and I should confer to arrange the details for joining the photographs where our respective Zones of the heavens unite.
344 Sydney Observatory 27 March 1871 Sir I have the honor to request leave of absence from the 29th March to the 12th April next: for the purpose of visiting Melbourne and there making arrangements which are necessary to connect the Magnetic Survey of this Colony with that of Victoria:and also for preliminary managements for an Eclipse Expedition – I have the honor to be Sir Your Obedient Servant H.
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.