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.
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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??
694 Government Observatory 21st May 1873 Sir I have the honor herewith to enclose the claims of H C Russell and H A Lenehan payable out of the superannuation Reg? Funds together with ?? of the returns ??
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.
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.
350 and 353 Sydney Observatory 27 March 1871 Sir I have the honor to report that the Instruments in the Observatory were on Saturday last placed in great danger by the discharge of Cannon on the Observatory Hill.
342 Sydney Observatory 25 March 1871 Sir Referring to your Circular 81—1958 I have the honor to inform you that the only Balance of Vote for the Observatory in 1870 that will be required amounts to £0-19-9 on the Books Vote and is wanted to meet liabilities in England of which the particulars have not yet been received – I have the honor to be Sir Your Obedient Servant H C Russell Govt Astronomer The Principal Under Secretary
336-7 Sydney Observatory 23 March 1871 Sir In reference to the enclosed letter 71/1900 I have the honor to report as follows: In February last our?? surveyor Dearing wrote to me?? for certain information about the Magnetic variation at Sydney, and asked: “Is the variation moving westerly now”?
Sydney Observatory 17 February 1871 Sir In reference to the enclosed letter from I L Sinclair Esqre I have the honor to report that I received about three months since, notice of the discovery by M.
1 Government Observatory February 1st 1869 Sir I have the honor to Submit for the consideration of the Colonial Secretary some further explanations in Reference to My Communication of the 11th ??.
665 Copy Sydney Observatory 23 Janry 1873 Sir I have the honor to request that the agent general for New South Wales may be Instructed by the outgoing mail to order from Mr Hugo Schroeder of the Optical Institute Hamburg an object glass of the finest possible quality 11 inches clear aperture?
61 Royal Observatory Sydney Jany. 13. 1870 Sir In reference to your Circular of the 11th inst I ?? the honor to inform you for the information of the Hon. The Colonial Secretary that the Sums required for my Department for the ??
521 Sydney Observatory November 30th 1871 Sir I have the honor herewith to enclose Meteorological Returns to end of 1870, for the Emigration Commissioners; as requested by your letter of the 22nd inst: I have the honor to be Sir Your most obedt servt H A Lenehan “Computer” The Principal Under Secretary
'Public clocks' written in red pencil at top left of page 508 Government Observatory 13th November 1871 Sir I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter P1-5554?? ?? re ‘Public Clocks’ and to inform you that I have to-day learned from Mr Tornaghi the contractor the complete design which he has agreed to supply.
Sydney Observatory 11th November 1872 Sir I have the honor to forward herewith the ?? and corrected Extract for?? the Colony’s train?? Circular forwarded to me for that purpose with your letter 72—8206 2 Novr 1872.