Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
Henry Chamberlain Russell - papers, 1856-1912
Citation for membership as Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George
Victoria, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India, Sovereign and Chief of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George: to Our Trusty and Well-beloved Henry Chamberlaine Russell, Esquire, Government Astronomer of Our Colony of New South Wales
Whereas We have thought fit to nominate and appoint you to be a Member of the Third Class or Companions of Our Most Distinguished Grant of the Dignity of a Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, to Henry Chamberlaine Russell, Esquire.
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George:
We do by these presents grant unto you the Dignity of a Companion of Our said Most Distinguished Order, and We do authorize you to have, hold, and enjoy the said Dignity as a Member of the third Class or Companions or Our said Most Distinguished Order, together with all and singular the privileges thereunto belonging or appertaining.
Given at Our Court at Windsor under Our Sign Manual and the Seal of Our Said Most Distinguished Order this twenty-first day of May, One thousand eight hundred and ninety, in the fifty-third year of Our Reign.
By the Sovereignís Command
Certificate issued for completing the second year of studies in the Arts at the University of Sydney
Term Mich.A.S. MDCCCLVII 
Russell, Henricum C.
since he has devoted an unbroken year to study of Arts, listened diligently to the public professors, replied satisfactorily to questions of the academic examiners, and completed everything else according to the requirements of the statues; that he has duly completed the 2nd year of his studies, or six terms, we testify.
Decan Fac. Art.
[Latin translation by University of Sydney Latin Department, 1989]