392 Sydney Observatory 19 May 1871 Sir In acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the 13th Instant, I have the honor to inform that my letter was sent to the Station Master at Muswellbrook and not to the Traffic Manager at Newcastle.
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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?
676 12 Feby 3 My dear Sir I sent you a parcel containing wire & chain on Jany 12th. Did you get them and how will they answer the purpose. I have since find some small wire rope but though it is about right in size it is I fear made of too coarse wire to work over a pulley and seems rather intended for standing rigging.
276 7 Feby 1871 Sir No Meteorological Return has been received from you for the last 4 months. I have today sent you a telegram asking for January but I want also October November & December 1870; as several members of Parliament moved the Government to establish the meteorological stations and expect to see in the Herald a monthly statement from each station.
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?
6 Novr The Station Master Parramatta Sir Send in your late?? Returns for April, May, August & September at once. I shall be compelled to Lodge an official complaint against you if these Returns are not received within a few days; or a good reason given for the delay.
128 Sept 13 0 The Station Master Kiandra Sir Previous to your taking charge of the Instruments at Kiandra they gave correct results. I have therefore thought it necessary to send you the enclosed instructions for observing Thermometers and request that you will be guided by them.
Govt Observatory Sept 5 1870 Sir When rain falls into the evaporator it is not necessary to reduce the weight to 12 lbs when the fall of rain should be more than sufficient to fill the evaporator which will seldom if ever occur.
Govt Observatory Sept 1st 70 The Station Master Orange The Broken Thermometer is useless and you can throw it away. I will send you another by rail and coach tomorrow. but do not let the want of this instrument delay you in sending in ??
468 Sydney Observatory 23 August 1871 Sir Your letter of August has through press of work remained unanswered until now. I cannot understand why it should cost so much to send?? the instrument an exactly similar work for the same purpose was done for me at Grafton and sawn timber used and whole cost was £1-12-10 and I imagine things of that sort should be cheaper in Tenterfield.
463 15 August 1871 Sir I have to request your attention to the following instructions relative to your rainfall observations as all your results for rain ?? in July have to be rejected owing to the want of accuracy.
8 July Sir In your return for June the rainfall observations contradict each other and it is clear that the weights are at fault. Now when the rain gauge is hung on the hook of the scales empty it should balance without weights.