Dawes, William, 1762 - 1836 (astronomer and colonial administrator)
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Concerning whether his son Lieutenant William Dawes should return to England with the marine corps or remain at Sydney to continue his work at the observatory.
Concerning his son's circumstances in New South Wales and the possibility of a salary for his work as Engineer and Officer of Artillery.
Concerning a petition to compensate his son William Dawes for the work he had done as Engineer and Officer of Artillery in New South Wales, and a petition for leave of absence for him.
Concerning his petitions on behalf of his son, William Dawes, in New South Wales.
Thanking him for his assistance regarding his son, William Dawes and assuring him that the books and instruments would be brought back from Sydney on HMS Gorgon, which had just departed from Spithead with supplies. Dawes also discusses the shortage of food and clothing at the settlement, and recounts William's list of rations at the settlement, noting how they were cut after the loss of the Sirius.
Concerning the rate of the Board of Longitude's watch and the provision of books and instruments.
Concerning the rate of the Board of Longitude's watch; the provision of books; the testing of instruments intended for the observatory; the discovery of damage to a sextant; and his request for an advance of a year's subsistence.
Requesting the advance of a year's subsistence and his request to be appointed to the land service at Botany Bay; also enclosing a copy of a letter from Lord Howe about his appointment.
Concerning a letter from Lord Howe about his appointment to Botany Bay, and his objections to being placed in the marine detachment of HMS Sirius rather than in the land service.
Concerning a fault in the sextant and requesting a replacement instrument; also concerning his desire to be placed in the land detachment.
Concerning repairs to a sextant by Mr Ramsden and supplies for the observatory.
Concerning a replacement sextant and black index glass from Ramsden.
Concerning supplies of instruments and other preparations.
Concerning receipt of a new sextant, trials of new instruments and other preparations.
Concerning supplies of instruments, the rate of Mr Kendall's first timekeeper [K1], and his preparations.