FitzRoy to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Board of Trade (and Admiralty)
Meteorological Department
25 February 1859
In compliance with a requisition from the Admiralty I have the honor to place before you one year's supply, for three Stations, of such Instructions, and Forms for Meteorological Observations as seem to me more or less suitable for the objects indicated in the annexed Memorandum.  
Various forms are offered to suit varying circumstances of Observers.  
A list is enclosed.  
I have etc.
Robt FitzRoy
Chf of Metl Dept
Minutes by CO staff
Acke: receipt.  
(We might ask the Attorney General for B.C. to take these forms out for us—instead of sending them by post.)  
28 F
Annex dt.  
Mh 1
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
  • Memo, FitzRoy to the Hydrographer, Admiralty, 16 February 1859, advising of "forms of tables" and "general instructions" for gathering meteorological information.  
  • List of forms forwarded by FitzRoy.  
Other documents included in the file
  • Draft reply, Merivale to FitzRoy, 10 March 1859, acknowledging receipt of letter and supplies.  
Public Offices document:
FitzRoy to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary), 25 February 1859, National Archives of the UK, 2154, CO 60/5. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871. Ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed 23 May 2018. 

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