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Letter by W Scott, 7 November 1857


The Astronomer to The Hon The Colonial
Secretary respecting appointment of Computer.
11 Macquarie St. South
Sydney Nov.7th 1857

I beg permission to withdraw my letters No. 55 and 60 respecting the appointment of an Assistant at the Observatory; the gentleman therein recommended having obtained a better appointment in England.

I have the honour to inform you that it is my intention to leave Sydney on Tuesday next for the purpose of establishing Meteorological Observatories at Maitland, Liverpool Plains, and Armidale. This duty will probably detain me nearly a month.

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

The Honourable
The Colonial Secretary

Letter by W Scott, 8 October 1860

….?? at Telegraph Stations

Observatory Sydney

Oct. 8 1860



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
Your most obedient servant
W Scott

The Honorable
The Colonial Secretary



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