114 Government Observatory Sept 19th 1870 Sir I have the honor to inform you that in accordance with your letter of the 19th of August (70.6950) I have given security to the Treasury to the extent of (£200) two hundred pounds.
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122 Government Observatory Sydney September 8th 1870 Sir In reference to the proposed dedication of the land adjacent to the Observatory to the City Corporation for the use of the Citizens, I have the honor to report.
708 Government Observatory 16 August 1873 Sir I have the honor to enclose Estimates of Probable Expenditure of the Observatory Department. It does not appear that any reduction can be made in the salaries of this Department.
85 Government Observatory August 11th 1870 Sir I have the honor to submit for your approval the enclosed “Salary abstract” being claim for the difference between salary of £300 as Computer and £600 as Astronomer for the period July 12th to July 31st inclusive.
'Public Clocks' written in red pencil at top left of this letter. 460 Sydney Observatory 31st July 1871 Sir On the 7th of June last I had the honor to address you on the subject of the New Public Clock requesting that the position which is generally given to astronomers in all matters connected with the regulation of Public Time might be given to me.
756 Sydney Observatory 30th July 1874 Sir I have the honor to enclose herewith the letter of the Remount?? Agent of the Government of India together with all the information about the several places named therein which I have been able to obtain in Sydney and the time was too short to write to these places.
Sydney Observatory 21st June 1871 My dear Sir I herewith enclose Note on the Climate of New South Wales. If it is too long I will try to reduce it; but I do not think it is possible to do so with any justice to the subject.
Sydney Observatory 10 June 1873 I have the honor to request that the Agent General may be requested to order from Mr J H Dallmeyer of 19 Bloomsbury Street London, a Photoheliograph (optical ?? similar to those made by him for the Greenwich Observatory.
Sydney Observatory 10 June 1871 Sir I have the honor to report that on two recent occasions about 1am I have been surprised by a noise like the explosion of Gas in some part of the Observatory. I have this morning ascertained that these noises are caused by a blast fires by the man who contrary to orders is still gauging??
Government Observatory Sydney 9th June 1874 Sir I have the honor to inform you that owing to the great amount of meteorological work which had to be undertaken during 1873 and two previous years, in order to satisfy the demand for information made by the public, I have been unable to reduce and make available for science the valuable results obtained from the Tidegauges at Fort Denison and Newcastle.
Sydney Observatory 7 June 1871 Sir I have the honor to inform you that I have heard it is the intention of the Government to erect at the new Post Office a large Public Clock with several smaller ones in electrical connection.