Historical letters

Letter by H C Russell, 5 June 1868

June 5, 2008

June 5th 8 P B Walker Esqr Dear Sir I enclose the observations for today. but I am directed by the Astronomer to say; that all reductions of observations at the Observatory have been purposely suspended for two days and it will be understood that when the observations are not sent; that the Observatory has other work in hand.

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June 4, 2008

The documents presented in this blog are copies - mostly of letters written by Sydney Observatory Government Astronomers. One or more is being posted every day for a year in an ‘on this day’ format from 5 June 2008 - the date Sydney Observatory turns 150.

Letter by H C Russell, 24 January 1871

January 24, 2008

251 Govt Observatory 24th Janry 1871 Sir I was very much surprised to hear this morning from my assistant that you had not sent in the monthly meteorological Returns for 1870. I have been myself too busy to attend to it and took it for granted that when I restored the pay you would send in the Returns.