325 15 March 71 Sir I have spoken to Mr Cracknell about the difficulty I find with some of the observers and he has authorized me to say that fines will be imposed where the returns are not attended to: How is it that you have not sent in yours?
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167-168 March 12th Thomas Beard Esqre Cattatunda Sta Dear Sir Yours of March 9th reac me in due course and I am muc obliged to you for sending me the infor about the extraordinary storm on Mar 1st.
588 11 March My dear Sir I am sorry that I made a use of your note to me that you did not intend, but I think you do not see it quite in the right light. The Time Ball is a most important matter affecting the shipping and if the ??
163 March 10 1 Dear Sir Yours of March 2nd 91 in reference to a Raingauge for Mrs John G Mitchell. Will you kindly help my Geography a little: I have sent one Government Raingauge to Pine Ridge to Mr G Stewart, and I wanted to know how Mount Elliott is situated with regard to Pine Ridge Mr G Stewart’s place: because if they are close together the Instructions about the distribution of Raingauges; which forbids me sending two to the same place would come into force.
320 Sydney Observatory 7 March 1871 My dear Sir Enclosed please find one pound in payment of repairs to Time Ball. I am sorry you should have been kept waiting but I sent in the voucher some time since with several others for January and the whole lot were returned to me because yours was dated February and the money for February was not then available.
Pages 160-161 March 6 1 My Dear Sir I have just received yours of 5th instant with vouchers and chronograph tape. I fear you have made a serious mistake in adapting the chronometer time. The chronometer is only intended for use when you do not get clock ticks: The ticks when received are necessary for the clock to make a break 4 seconds ....ng.
587 March 4 My dear Sir On Receipt of your letter about the Ball I complained to Mr Cracknell that the Ball at Newcastle was not dropped by wire but by hand thereby causing ?? ??& Mr Rollins??
315 Sydney Observatory 3 March 1871 Sir Amongst the papers left by the late Astronomer I found the enclosed accounts A. B & C and not being able to learn certainly whether the amounts £3.5.0 A and £1.6.4 B: were paid or not, I wrote to Mr Stewart of the Kew Observatory requesting a statement of his account against this Observatory and received the enclosed letter dated November 9 1871 in reply: As the Vote for New Instruments 1870 is almost exhausted, I have the honor to request that these amounts £3.5.0 & £1.6.4 may be paid to the Kew Observatory out of the Vote for New Instruments 1871.
313 Sydney Observatory March 2 1871 Sir I have the honor herewith to enclose Vouchers in support of the payment of £39.15.4 from the Vote for Meteorological Observers 1870. I have the honor to be Sir Your obedient servant H.
585 Sydney Observatory 28 Feby 1872 Sir I have the honor to request an advance of £18—6—1 from the Vote for New Instruments for 1872. to pay enclosed accounts. I have the honor to be Sir Your obedient servant H C Russell Govt Astronomer The Under Secretary For Finance & Trade
Observatory February 27 1863 Sir I have the honor to inform you that in accordance with the late astronomers instructions I advanced, for necessary work one pound eighteen schillings and no pence to the "Contingent" fund of the observatory in excess of the vote for 1862 for that purpose, under the impression that I should be paid out of the vote for 1863, but I find special authority will be required for this.
586 29 Feby Capt Allen My dear Sir Have you been able to do anything with the Time Ball yet, I am anxious to know if it was big enough to slide freely on the Mast, as we were in some doubt about the sizes.
583 Sydney Observatory 26th February 1872 Dear Sir I enclose herewith £2 my annual subscription to the R. A. Society. I have to apologise for my delay in sending it but at the proper time I was very taken up with preparing for our Eclipse expedition; that I quite forgot it until my return and I lost last??.
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
299 Sydney Observatory 23 Feby 1871 The Editor of the Herald Please insert the following notice in shipping news tomorrow and oblige Yours truly H. C. Russell Time Ball The Time Ball fell 3 seconds late yesterday Feby 23rd 1871