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.
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11 Macquarie Street South Sydney April 25th 1857 57/32 Sir I have the honor to inform you that I have this day received a letter from the Colonial Secretary's Office in which it is stated that authority has been given for the payment of my allowance for house rent out of the sum voted for unforeseen expenses.
Observatory Sydney March 26th 1862 62/7 Sir I have the honor to request that I may be informed whether or not my check 58824 in favor of J Waugh for £8-13-0 was charged to the balance of the vote of £30 for books in 1861.
576 Govt Observatory 24 Feby 1872 Sir I have the honor to enclose herewith vouchers in support of the payment of £10-9-0 from the Vote for Magnetic Survey 1871— I have the honor to be Sir Your obedient servant H C Russell Govt Astronomer
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.
511 Sydney Observatory 16 November 1871 Sir I have the honor herewith to enclose vouchers in support of the payment of £18—0—0 from the vote for New Instruments 1871. I have the honor to be Sir Your obedient servant H C Russell Govt Astronomer The Under Secretary for Finance & Trade
24 October 0 Sir I have the honor to inform you that the parcels mentioned in your letter of 13 Instant have not come to hand. Also that I now enclose 4/6 cash on the parcels which I hope will reach you in safety.
62/20 Observatory Sydney Oct 22nd 1862 Sir I have the honor to request that authority may be given for the payment of the sum of ₤17”15 for expenses incurred by me, with reference to the Magnetic Survey of the Colony; as mentioned in my letters of May 3 + Sept 3rd 1862.
157 October 12th 0 J D Osborne Esqre Dear Sir I regret that circumstances have prevented me from answering your letter of Sept 29th sooner. I have had considerable difficulty in finding out the reason that you have not been paid before; it is simply that the voucher has been lost in some way which I cannot find out.
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.
126 Govt Observatory September 12th 1870 Sir I have the honor herewith to enclose vouchers in support of the payment of £39.10.0 advanced from the Vote for Preliminary Triangulation 1870. I have the honor to be Sir Your Obedient Servant HC Russell The Under Secretary for Finance & Trade
125 Govt Observatory September 12th 1870 Sir I have the honor herewith to enclose Vouchers in support of the payment of £48.8.5 from the Vote for Magnetic Survey. I have the honor to be Sir Your Obedient Servant HC Russell Govt Astronomer
627 7 September Dear Sir I very much regret that an oversight on my part should have given you so much trouble about my subscription. I thought I had paid all when I sent the amounts you have acknowledged.
113 September 5 1870 Sir I have the honor herewith to enclose receipt for the payment of Premium on a Fidelity Guarantee Bond for £200 and request that it may be taken as my security until the 5 September 1871.
192 Observatory Aug 29 91 To the Gov. Astronomer Sir I have the honour to ask that you will be pleased to recommend to the Hon. the Minister for Public Instruction …… the sum of ₤50 per annum be allowed me as quarterage.