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Letter by W Scott, 1 May 1857

Letter by W Scott, 1 May 1857

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The Astronomer to The Honourable The Colonial Secretary respecting leave of Absence.

11 Macquarie St South
Sydney May 1st 1857

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Sir

In reply to your letter of 30th April I beg to state that it was my intention to establish the Observatory at Parramatta before leaving Sydney; also that to establish those at Maitland and Goulburn would occasion a considerable waste of time and money, as I must pass through Goulburn on my return from Melbourne via Deniliquin, Albury, Cooma, Goulburn & Bathurst; and must pass through Maitland on my road to Armidale.

I therefore beg for leave of absence for six weeks, commencing on the 14th Inst, and, in order to complete my arrangements beg the favour of as early reply as may be convenient.

I have the honour to be
Sir
Your most obedient Servant
W Scott

The Honourable The Colonial Secretary

Letter by H C Russell, 18 February 1871

Letter by H C Russell, 18 February 1871

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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. See enclosed instructions marked.

I have the honor to be
H C Russell
Govt Astronomer

Mr R H Hipsley
Bathurst

Letter by W Scott, 8 October 1860

….?? at Telegraph Stations

Observatory Sydney

Oct. 8 1860

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Sir

Understanding that a desire has been expressed on the part of the Telegraph department to establish Meteorological observations at some of the Telegraph Stations I have the honor to propose as follows –

That the sets of Instruments now employed at the following stations, Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Cooma, Deniliquin, Goulburn, Maitland, Parramatta, be removed to the Telegraph Stations at those or other places, and that it be made a part of the Telegraph clerk’s duty to take regular observations and transmit a monthly return to the Observatory.

A similar change would not I suppose be practicable with reference to the Instruments at Casino.

By this change a saving of £160 per ?? will be effected, and I am of opinion that the returns would be more accurate and trustworthy than some of them are at present.

Should this proposal be approved I shall beg to be permitted to make a suggestion respecting the money so saved on a future occasion.

I have the honor to be
Sir
Your most obedient servant
W Scott

The Honorable
The Colonial Secretary

Letter by W Scott, 21 September 1857

The Astronomer to The Honourable The Colonial Secretary, respecting the Meteorological Observatories at Deniliquin &c….

11 Macquarie St. South
Sydney Sept. 21st 1857

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Sir

I have the honour to lay before you the following account of my proceedings during my late absence from Sydney. I left Sydney May 13th arriving in Melbourne on Saturday 16th. On Monday 18th I conferred with the Superintendents of Meteorological & Astronomical Observatories in Victoria, and forwarded the Instruments for Deniliquin & Albury.

From May 19th to July 29 I was absent on leave, being ten weeks & two days. From July 30th to Sept.16 I was engaged in visiting and establishing Observatories at the following places. Deniliquin, Albury, Cooma, Goulburn and Bathurst.

At Cooma the instruments had not yet arrived but I was enabled to make such preparations and give such instructions as to ensure their being properly placed on their arrival.

One Barometer only had suffered damage but such as can without difficulty be repaired in Sydney.

I have the honour to be Sir
Your most obedient Servant
W Scott

The Honourable
The Colonial Secretary

Letter by W Scott, 7 August 1858

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Letter by W Scott, 7 August 1858
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Observatory Sydney
August 7th 1858

Sir

I beg to call your attention to my letter of June 10th of which no notice has been taken by you except the discontinuance of all the 9pm observations which has the effect of rendering your returns still more imperfect than before.

The Barometer readings are quite useless; those at 3pm being generally a copy of the 9am previous.

I have now to request that you will discontinue the observations which as they are now made are quite valueless unless you can give me any reason to believe that they will be taken with greater accuracy in future.

I must also beg you to reply to this letter at your earliest convenience.

I am Sir
Your obedient servant
W Scott

W Chippendale
Bathurst

Letter by W Scott, 18 June 1859

Observatory Sydney
June 18th 1859

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Sir

In reply to your letter of March 14th I beg to inform you that no volumes of observations have as yet been issued from the Sydney Observatory but monthly Meteorological Reports are printed in the Government Gazette and a few copies for distribution. These are sent from time to time to the Greenwich Observatory, the Meteorological Society, the Observatory at Kew & C?? James. Having some spare copies in hand I have much pleasure in sending you a set up to the present date: I must mention that I have not full confidence in the accuracy of the ?? ?? returns from two of the stations namely Bathurst and Albury.

I am Sir
Your obedient servant
W Scott
Astronomer of NSW

G V Vernon?? Esq

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