The Sudan Almanac is a valuable official publication.
He was then for a short time in the Nautical Almanac office.
Grub Street elegies on the almanac maker were hawked about London.
Twentieth-Century Impressions of Natal (London, 1906) deals with the peoples, commerce, industries and resources of the colony; the Census of the Colony of Natal, April 1904 (Maritzburg, 1905) contains a large amount of authoritative information; The Natal Almanac is a directory and yearly register published at Maritzburg.
He assisted in the preparation of the American Nautical Almanac for 1857.