Series VPRS 1089
Duplicate Circular Despatches from the Secretary of State to the Governor
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Date Range: Series 1851 - ? 1895
  Series in Custody 1851 - 1895
  Contents 1851 - 1895
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1851 - 1895 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office) VA 466
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1982 - cont Department of the Premier and Cabinet VA 1039
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    This series consists of unbound duplicate copies of Circular Despatches representing part of the official channel of communication from the British Secretary of State, responsible for the administration of the Colonial Office, to the Governor of Victoria. A circular despatch was one that was sent to more than one destination. Consequently many are printed rather than handwritten. These duplicates were sent in a different vessel to that of the original circular as a safety measure. The original circular despatches were bound and are found in VPRS 1088 to 1887 and thereafter in VPRS 1087. The duplicate circulars are identical to the originals, although there are annotated with the word "duplicate" and the name of the vessel which carried it.

    The series is arranged chronologically in order of receipt. Between 1851 and March 1854, each circular was allocated an annual single number from VPRS 1404 Register of Despatches from the Secretary of State to the Governor. Between 1854 and 1876 the circulars are controlled by VPRS 1405 Register to Circular Despatches. From 1877 they are controlled once again by VPRS 1404.

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1851 - 1854 Register of Despatches from the Secretary of State to the Governor VPRS 1404
1854 - 1876 Register of Circular Despatches from the Secretary of State to the Governor VPRS 1405
1877 - 1895 Register of Despatches from the Secretary of State to the Governor VPRS 1404
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 - Open 8
U0001 1851 - 1895 Closed 0
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1851 - 1854 Register of Despatches from the Secretary of State to the Governor VPRS 1404
1854 - 1876 Register of Circular Despatches from the Secretary of State to the Governor VPRS 1405
1877 - 1895 Register of Despatches from the Secretary of State to the Governor VPRS 1404
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