Tag: meteorological observations

Letter by H C Russell, 31 May 1871

May 31, 2009

405 Sydney Observatory May 31st 1871 Dear Sir I have to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of your Weather Tables. The leading principles may be clear enough to yourself but I have not yet been able to understand them, especially what is meant by Magnetism.

Letter by G R Smalley, 28 May 1870

May 28, 2009

81-82 Royal Observatory May 28 1870 Sir In reference to the annual Vote of £12 for Meteorological Observations at country stations. I have the honor to request that I may be authorized to distribute this vote in such proportions as I may deem most expedient for the scientific welfare of the Colony.

Letter by G R Smalley, 5 May 1870

May 5, 2009

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.

Letter by W Scott, 16 April 1858

April 16, 2009

Observatory Sydney April 16th 1858 58/52 Sir I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of April 1st with meteorological returns commencing March 12th not March 1st as stated in the letter.

Letter by H A Lenehan, 5 April 1887

April 5, 2009

61/87 Sydney Observatory April 5th 1887 Mr. L. Houp Woolgoolga 'The Grafton' Dear Sir Your note of 17th ultimo in which you offered to record the rainfall in your locality I received a few days ago and have delayed replying until I found out if we had a station in your neighborhood.

Letter by H C Russell, 2 April 1873

April 2, 2009

690 Sydney Observatory 2 April 1873 Sir Since my return I have looked carefully at your returns and am very much ?? with what I see, viz: an evident want of care not especially?? as ?? doing the thermometer?

Letter by W Scott, 1 April 1859

April 1, 2009

Observatory Sydney April 1st 1859 59/35 Sir In reply to your letter of March 31st respecting the astronomical, meteorological and magnetical observations in this colony, I beg to hand you the accompanying documents which contain all the information that can be given on those subjects.

Letter by W Scott, 22 March 1859

March 22, 2009

Observatory Sydney March 22, 1859 59/31 My Dear Sir: I am much obliged by your ready attention to my letter respecting the meteorological observations, and have no doubt of the goodness of your selection of a new observer.

Letter by H C Russell, 4 February 1871

February 4, 2009

266 Sydney Observatory 4 Feby My dear Sir I am very sorry to hear of your illness and hope that ere this you have recovered health again. I hope you have not misunderstood my not of Jan 31st.

Letter by H C Russell, 1 February 1871

February 1, 2009

262 Sydney Observatory 1 February 1871 Sir I am pleased with your observations and returns but there are one or two things which you appear not to understand. The Sum of the columns is the arithmetical sum of all the observations which is limited by the number of days on which observations were taken to find the ??

Letter by H C Russell, 29 January 1891

January 29, 2009

131-132 Janry 29th RJ Campbell Esqre Licensed Surveyor Dear Sir Your letter of 17th duly received I am much obliged for the promise of observations. which will render the record of that district more complete although we have now rain records all round Alectown.

Letter by W Scott, 31 December 1857

December 31, 2008

47 11 Macquarie St. South 57/75 Sydney Dec. 31st 1857 Sir As the Meteorological Observations have been sometimes omitted in consequence of your necessary absence from Parramatta it seems desirable that you should if possible instruct some member of your family or inmate of the Asylum sufficiently to ensure the observations being correctly made in your absence.

Letter by W Scott, 28 December 1857

December 28, 2008

11 Macquarie St. South Sydney Dec. 28th 1857 57/67 Sir I have to request that you will send me as soon as possible some account of the Meteorological Instruments left in your charge, also the monthly duplicates of the observations made by you from the commencement to the 31st Instant.

Letter by W Scott, 26 December 1857

December 26, 2008

11 Macquarie Street South Sydney Dec. 26th 1857 57/66 Sir Having been prevented from revisiting Maitland as I had intended I have to request that you will apply to me by letter for any information that you may require respecting the Meteorological Instruments or mode of observation.

Letter by H C Russell, 15 December 1890

December 15, 2008

36 Observatory 15th Dec 1890 Dear Mr Scott I am sending you an interviewers report of a talk with Wragge a few days since I thought you would like to see It as an instance of the way to work a reviewer.