Scully, Patrick, fl1822 - 1824 (clergyman and assistant at the Cape Observatory)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Concerning the appointment of Mr P. Scully as assistant at the Cape Observatory.
Writing on behalf of Fearon Fallows who was ill, giving news of their activity at Cape Town, of the site of the new observatory, of the difficult conditions in which they had to work, and of the safe arrival of a telescope by Dollond.
Informing him of the sudden departure of his assistant Mr Scully, who had left without giving notice after an incident of 'gross immoral conduct' with a young housemaid. Fallows requests that a suitably qualified person 'whose moral character is without stain or blemish' be sent as his replacement, and he recommends Mr Taylor of Greenwich for the position.