298 Sydney Observatory 22 Feby 1871 Sir I have the honor to request that you will take the necessary steps to supply two ladders for the use of the Observatory one 18 or 20 feet and the other 30 feet.
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296 Sydney Observatory 21 Feby 1871 Sir I have to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of Vol 2 of Leyton observations. I have been recently appointed Astronomer here and am engaged on the circumpolar double stars.
156-157 Febry 20th My dear Capt Short By Steamer I am sending you 8 Raingauges at 7=₤2=1b=0 and 11 Raingauge glasses at ½ 0-12-10 cortagets steamer 0-1-2 total cost ₤ 3-10-0 I hope they will reach you in good order.
Pg 158 20 Febry 1 Sir Your letter of 16th duly received. I regret that you should have been put to the trouble of writing by the error of one of my clerks: who send the form addressed to you in mistake.
292 Sydney Observatory 18 Feb 1871 Sir The Max thermometer is purposely made as you describe yours so that it records the High temperature for each day and it must be shaken back to its place at 9am each day.
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.
571 Sydney Observatory 16 February 1872 Dear Sir I send you herewith the keys of my house at Snails Bay which you have taken for 12 months from Feby 17/72 at the rate of £30 per annum rent to be paid monthly.
263 Sydney Observatory 2 Feby 1871 Sir Your returns are in part contradictory and I have to request answers to the following questions as soon as possible. When you hook the empty Rain gauge on the scale does it balance the scales and if not; how much is required to make it balance?
262 Sydney Observatory 1 February 1871 Sir I am pleased with your observations and returns but there are one or two things which you appear not to understand. The Sum of the columns is the arithmetical sum of all the observations which is limited by the number of days on which observations were taken to find the ??
134 Janry 31st 1 My dear Todd I have just received for report “A Memorandum on the movement for reckoning time on a scientific basis” sent by Lord Knutsford. I should like to go with you and Ellery in this matter: and have written to Ellery about it telling him my idea and asking his.
133 Janry 31 1 My dear Ellery I have just received for report. A memorandum on the movement for reckoning time on a scientific basis” sent by Lord Knutsford. And I should like if we can do so to agree in what we recommend and hence this letter.
773, 774 Sydney Observatory 30 January 1875 Sir The results obtained in New South Wales during the recent Transit of Venus are of the greatest importance, both in a scientific point of view, and also with regard to the credit due to this Colony for the position taken in this important scientific matter.
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 ??
125 Observatory Janry 27 1891 Sir I have the honour to request authority to pay the Messenger at the Observatory the increased salary …. ₤120 provided on the estimates for 1891. His salary has been ₤110.
505 Jan 26 1 Sir In reply to your request for particulars as to the heavy rain storm on Jan 21st 1901. On three general occasions in past years rain has been recorded at the Observatory at the rate of 6 inches per hour for short intervals.