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Letter by H A Lenehan, 3 June 1887

June 3, 2009

140/89 Sydney Observatory June 3rd 1889 Dear Sir The stove pipe in the Messenger’s quarters has fallen in and is beyond repairing – will you kindly give instructions for a new one to be placed in position, as apart from the smoke filling the room there is the danger of fire catching the building.

Letter by H C Russell, 13 May 1863

May 13, 2009

Observatory May 13th 1863 Sir I have the honor herewith to forward the estimate of the probable cost of repairs to the observatory buildings for the year 1864, furnished by the colonial architect.

Letter by H C Russell, 24 April 1871

April 24, 2009

369 Govt Observatory 24 April 1871 Sir I have the honor to request that you will take the necessary steps to have some repairs to the vane and Time Ball machinery effected. The vane will not show the direction of the wind being too stiff to turn.

Letter by H C Russell, 23 April 1892

April 23, 2009

203 Observatory April 23 1892 Sir Certain necessary additions to the furniture of the Observatory consequent upon the alterations and additional rooms made last year were not made for want of funds.

Letter by G R Smalley, 11 January 1864

January 11, 2009

Government Observatory January 11th 1864 Sir I beg to draw your attention to the following matters which require immediate attention. 1st The floors of formal rooms are suffering serious injury from white ants by which they appear to be infested.

Letter by H C Russell, 1 December 1870

December 1, 2008

201 Sydney Observatory December 1 1870 Sir I have the honour to request that you will take the necessary steps to have certain repairs done to the paper in the rooms which the plasterer has repaired and as I think torn down the paper in a very unnecessary way rendering the rooms unfit to use in the mean time.

Letter by H C Russell, 2 November 1870

November 2, 2008

178 Sydney Observatory 2 November 1870 My dear Adams I shall be glad to meet you at Bars?? but I cannot say the day for My Transit has been delayed at Tornaghi’s to get Cary done I was there yesterday and it was not finished nor do I think it will be for two or three days yet, the Packing is arranged and he has the Bases and cork chip I have also both Boxes ready for the Standard Bar as soon as Tornaghi can come to pack it.

Letter by H C Russell, 27 October 1870

October 27, 2008

27 October My dear Sir I am much obliged for the abstract of months for 1869 if you could give me the same for 1867 & 1868 I would be much obliged I have your Book to the end of 1866. Several evenings lately I have thought the southern sky looked auroral, but the continued dense clouds here prevented me from seeing anything and with the lurid light from the city at night and especially from some manufactory due south and near Botany it is very difficult to distinguish between the artificial and the real aurora.

Letter by H C Russell, 19 October 1871

October 19, 2008

495 Government Observatory Sydney 19 October Sir I have the honor to request that you will take the necessary steps to have a branch made from the road leading to the Observatory to the gate at the Flagstaff and a ??

Letter by H C Russell, 6 October 1871

October 6, 2008

488 Govt Observatory 6 October 1871 Sir I have the honor to request that you will take the necessary steps to have the following repairs effected at the Observatory where they are urgently needed.

Letter by H C Russell, 22 September 1875

September 22, 2008

762 Sydney Observatory 22 September 1874 Sir I have the honor to request that you will have the following works executed as soon as possible for I cannot mount the new Telescope till they are done and every day is now of great consequence to one.

Letter by H C Russell, 27 August 1891

August 27, 2008

188 Observatory August 27 1891 Sir I have the honour to report that in addition to the repairs and painting to Observatory buildings the following it ….. …………… required. 1 Furniture and fittings to ……….

Letter by H C Russell, 31 July 1873

July 31, 2008

705 Sydney Observatory 31 July 1873 Sir I have the honor to request that some repairs may be effected to the Roof of the Observatory house and repairs effected to the ceilings of four rooms two of which have been damaged by the recent rain.

Letter by H C Russell, 21 July 1874

July 21, 2008

755 Govt Observatory 21st July 1874 Sir I have the honor to request that you will put round the Observatory enclosure a galvanised Iron fence on stone foundation to replace the present fence which has to be removed on account of the improvements to the Flagstaff Reserve.

Letter by H C Russell, 4 July 1872

July 4, 2008

Sydney Observatory 4th July 1872 Sir I have the honor to request that the following repairs may be effected to the Observatory (1) The outside wood work Dome and Time Ball Painted. This has not been done for several years and is now urgently needed to preserve the building.