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Letter by H C Russell, 11 February 1871

February 11, 2009

283 Sydney Observatory 11 Feby 1871 My dear Sir Can you let me have for the use of the Observatory 100 yards of Insulated wire of medium thickness. If so I shall be very much obliged. Yours very truly HC Russell E.

Letter by H C Russell, 29 January 1891

January 29, 2009

130 Janry 29th Messrs Turner & Henderson Hunter Street Dear Sir Please obtain for the Observatory the following books. 3 copies London Nautical Almanac for 1893 3 copies London Nautical Almanac for 1894 and 3 copies for each succeeding year until further orders The London retail price for this work is 2 ??

Letter by H C Russell, 6 September 1870

September 6, 2008

119 Government Observatory Sydney September 6 1870 Mr Browning Dear Sir I have just been appointed Astronomer for New South Wales and am very anxious to possess as soon as I can get it, a good spectroscope suitable for star or comet work.

Letter by H C Russell, 20 August 1872

August 20, 2008

624 Sydney Observatory 20 August 1872 Sir I have the honor to bring under your notice that at a meeting of the "Observatory Board" held on the 19 of June, it was proposed by His Excellency the Governor and carried unanimously: “That the attention of the Honorable the Colonial Secretary be called to the necessity of putting a sufficient sum on the Estimates to enable the Astronomer to carry out his recommendations with reference to the Transit of Venus in 1874.” The above resolution arose out of my suggestion that a sum of six hundred Pounds (£600) should be spent in providing a new telescope of greater power than the one now in use at the Observatory and fitted out two temporary observatories, one at or near Eden the other on the Blue Mountains for the purpose of observing the transit of Venus in 1874.

Letter by H C Russell, 16 August 1873

August 16, 2008

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.