Letter by H C Russell, 21 May 1873

May 21, 2009

694 Government Observatory 21st May 1873 Sir I have the honor herewith to enclose the claims of H C Russell and H A Lenehan payable out of the superannuation Reg? Funds together with ?? of the returns ??

Letter by W Scott, 11 May 1857

May 11, 2009

29 The Astronomer to the Colonial Secretary respecting Meteorological Observatory at Parramatta 11 Macquarie St. South Sydney May 11th 1857 57/57 Sir I have the honour to inform you that I have established a Meteorological Observatory at the Lunatic Asylum Parramatta, and appointed provisionally to the office of Observer, with a salary of ₤20 per annum, Mr. Statham the Storekeeper, who seems particularly well qualified for the office.

Letter by W Scott, 6 May 1857

May 6, 2009

22 The Astronomer to The Hon. The Colonial Secretary enclosing Estimates for 1858 11 Macquarie St. South May 6th 1857 57/44 Sir The enclosed Estimates though necessarily vague and inaccurate will not I trust prove very incorrect.

Letter by W Scott, 30 April 1857

April 30, 2009

14 57/36 11 Macquarie St. South Sydney April 30th 1857 Sir I beg to inform you that I have selected The Lunatic Asylum at Parramatta for the establishment of a Meteorological Observatory, and that you are appointed provisionally to the office of Observer at a salary of Twenty Pounds per annum from 1st May; such appointment being subject to the approval of the Government.

Letter by W Scott, 2 February 1861

February 2, 2009

Astronomer suggesting alterations in observatory departments Observatory 61/3 Feb 2 1861 Sir Believing it to be the duty of every head of a department to consider how he may best reduce the cost of his establishment without loss to the public, I feel bound, however detrimental it may be to my own interests, to submit the following remarks for your consideration.

Letter by G R Smalley, 1 February 1871

February 1, 2009

1 Government Observatory February 1st 1869 Sir I have the honor to Submit for the consideration of the Colonial Secretary some further explanations in Reference to My Communication of the 11th ??.

Letter by H C Russell, 27 January 1891

January 27, 2009

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.

Letter by H C Russell, 24 January 1871

January 24, 2009

251 Govt Observatory 24th Janry 1871 Sir I was very much surprised to hear this morning from my assistant that you had not sent in the monthly meteorological Returns for 1870. I have been myself too busy to attend to it and took it for granted that when I restored the pay you would send in the Returns.

Letter by H C Russell, 10 January 1872

January 10, 2009

553 Sydney Observatory 10 Jan 1872 Sir My absence from Sydney has prevented an earlier reply to your letter of Nov 30th. Your salary to Sept 30 was placed in the Bank to your credit as requested what is the defect in the scales?

Letter by H C Russell, 17 December 1887

December 17, 2008

96 Observatory December 17th 1887 Sir In reply to your circular of December 14th calling for a reply to the question “What will be the total amount of permanent wages paid by the Observatory Department for the year 1887.

Letter by W Scott, 10 November 1857

November 10, 2008

35 57/63 11 Macquarie St South Nov. 10th 1857 Sir I have much pleasure in offering you the office of Meteorological observer at Cooma, with a Salary of 20₤ per an commencing from the date of your first observations.

Letter by H C Russell, 14 September 1863

September 14, 2008

Observatory Sydney Sept 14th 1863 John Barker Esqre “Walla” Sir I beg to inform you that your brother the late Dr Barker of Casino when he died held the appointment of Meteorological Observer at Casino and also, that several Instruments, namely a Mercurial Barometer a Maximum Thermometer a Thermometer Stand a Wind Vane and a Rain Gage with glass measure use by him, are the property of the Government of New South Wales.

Letter by W Scott, 31 August 1859

August 31, 2008

59/61 Observatory Sydney August 31st 1859 Sir I have the honor to inform you that Alfred Herring was appointed Messenger to the Observatory on the 1st of July 1859 at a salary of £100 per annum in the place of Michael Cavanagh appointed temporarily for the month of June.

Letter by R P Sellors to H C Russell, 29 August 1891

August 29, 2008

192 Observatory Aug 29 91 To the Gov. Astronomer Sir I have the honour to ask that you will be pleased to recommend to the Hon. the Minister for Public Instruction …… the sum of ₤50 per annum be allowed me as quarterage.

Letter by H C Russell, 17 August 1870

August 17, 2008

97 Government Observatory 17th August 1870 Sir I am directed to inform you that His Excellency with the advice of the Executive Council has been pleased to appoint you Computer in the Observatory with Salary at the rate of three hundred (£300 p-a-) pounds per annum from the 9 Instant.