Tag: Treasury

Letter by G R Smalley, 5 May 1870

May 5, 2009

68 Royal Observatory May 5 1870 Sir I have the honor to request that the Colonial Secretary will be pleased to approve of my disposing of the annual vote of £120 for the purpose of taking Meteorological Observations in different parts of the Colony in such proportions and in such places as I may think it expedient for the Publick benefit without limitation for a first scale of remuneration for each individual observer Voucher for each payment with details being returned to the Treasury as usual.

Letter by H C Russell, 28 December 1874

December 28, 2008

764 Govt Observatory 28th December 1874 Sir I have the honor to request authority to sell the following Instruments which are of no use to the Observatory now that the Transit of Venus is over. 5 inch telescope and stand 4¼ inch “ “ 10¾ inch silvered glass reflector & stand 2 small Equatorial stands 2 Temporary wooden observatories??

Letter by H C Russell, 23 December 1870

December 23, 2008

219 Sydney Observatory 23 December 1870 Sir I have the honor to enclose herewith authority for the appointment of Mr H A Dickson?? to the office of Computer in the Observatory. It has been delayed through my absence on duty.

Letter by G R Smalley, 6 December 1869

December 6, 2008

Royal Observatory Sydney Decr 6th 1869 Sir In my progress Report June the 4th last I pointed out the unexpected difficulties and expenses attending the measurement of the Base Line at Lake George.

Letter by H C Russell, 19 September 1870

September 19, 2008

114 Government Observatory Sept 19th 1870 Sir I have the honor to inform you that in accordance with your letter of the 19th of August (70.6950) I have given security to the Treasury to the extent of (£200) two hundred pounds.