Series VPRS 3622
Correspondence Inward, Miscellaneous Letters
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Date Range: Series ? 1842 - ? 1858
  Series in Custody 1842 - 1858
  Contents 1842 - 1858
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1842 - 1858 Melbourne (Town 1842-1847; City 1847-ct) VA 511
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2000 - cont Melbourne (Town 1842-1847; City 1847-ct) VA 511
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  • How to use the Records
    Correspondence received by the Town Clerk and Mayor from citizens and semi-officials has been bound into volumes in chronological order.

    If the researcher knows the approximate date when the correspondence was written then the volume (unit) for the appropriate period may be identified in the consignment details. The unit number should be noted.

    There are no indexes to this series.

    VPRS 3181 Town Clerk's Correspondence Files Series I, also contains some correspondence from 1842 to 1858, although most of the correspondence in this series dates from 1858 to 1909.

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  • Recordkeeping System
    The correspondence is arranged in chronological order.

    There is no sign of any document-level control such as an annual-single number system on the documents. No indexes to this correspondence have been located to date (October 1994).

    At some time the miscellaneous letters were bound in chronological order into then volumes. The words Miscellaneous Letters and the year dates of their contents appear on the spines of these volumes.

    Related Series

    Inward Correspondence: Prior to 1858 correspondence to the City of Melbourne was divided into government letters and miscellaneous letters, and filed separately. VPRS 3621 Town Clerk's Inward Correspondence - Government Letters: consists of similar correspondence to this series, but from other governments, departments and officials.

    Outward Correspondence: The Town Clerk's outward correspondence for the years 1852 to 1858 (and later) can be found in VPRS 4025 Town Clerk's Outward Letter Books.

    Subsequent Series

    After 1864 a distinction was no longer made as to the source of correspondence, the letters were numbered consecutively and filed. This correspondence forms VPRS 3181 Town Clerk's Correspondence Files Series I, which also includes some correspondence from 1842 to 1858.

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0 - 1858 Town Clerk's Files, Series I VPRS 3181
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P0001 1842 - 1858 Open 10
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