Series VPRS 1918
Reference Correspondence Files
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Date Range: Series By 1954 - By 1979
  Series in Custody 1954 - 1978
  Contents 1954 - 1978
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1954 - 1973 State Library of Victoria VA 2923
1973 - 1978 Public Record Office [also known as Public Record Office Victoria from c.1996] VA 683
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1973 - cont Public Record Office [also known as Public Record Office Victoria from c.1996] VA 683
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    Function / Content

    This series consists of correspondence relating to Reference Inquiries. The majority of the files relate to genealogical enquiries.

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  • Recordkeeping System
    The files are segregated into two categories of inquiry: Shipping and General.

    There are three sequences of shipping files:

    Units 1 to 5 contain shipping inquiries chronologically from pre 1968 to December 1973

    Units 6 to 10 contain shipping inquiries arranged chronologically within alphabetical sequences and surname of correspondent e.g. November 1974 - May 1975 A-D

    Units 16 to 20 contain shipping inquiries for 1976 arranged in alphabetical sequences.

    There are two sequences of general files:

    Units 11 to 15 contain general inquiries received from 1954 to 1973; and

    Unit 21 contains general correspondence for 1976

    Units 22 to 32 contain correspondence arranged chronologically within alphabetical sequences by surname of correspondent e.g. Unit 22 contains correspondence for 1977 from correspondents whose surnames began with A to G.

    See also VPRS 5716 H.W. Nunn working files.

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- 1979 General Correspondence Files, Annual Single Number System VPRS 2873
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 By 1954 - 1978 Open 32
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