The question of road superintendence received early attention from the government of the restoration.
In 1822 he became director of the Seeberg observatory, and in 1825 was promoted to a corresponding position at Berlin, where a new observatory, built under his superintendence, was inaugurated in 1835.
Libraries and archives are under the superintendence of the Ministry of Public Instruction.
In the reign of Tiberius he held the office of praetor, and was appointed to the superintendence of the roads and bridges.
Traj an's scheme for the "alimentation" of poor children was carried out upon a larger scale under the superintendence of a special official called praefectus alimentorum.