Letter by H C Russell, 1 September 1870

Letter by H C Russell, 1 September 1870


Govt Observatory
Sept 1st 1870

Dear Sir

Amongst other letters left by the late astronomer and which I fear failing health prevented him from answering is yours of Janry 14 kindly forwarding meteorological information for which I take this opportunity of thanking you: more especially as you have furnished some information in reference to the wind which may help me in tracing our local winds.

As you you [sic] kindly offer to supply further information if you have forms I send you some in the hope that you will find time to copy and send me your past and future observations.

I also send a copy of instructions issued to our new stations and I shall be glad to send you a raingage [sic] if you will tell me how to forward it.

The scales spoken of in the instructions are only used with the raingage [sic] as a check over the measures made by some careless observers who seem not to take any interest in their work. I will not therefore forward them to you unless you would like to have an evaporator as well as Raingauge.

Yours very truly
H. C. Russell
Govt Astronomer