Series VPRS 4020
Letters Of Introduction To The Governor
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Date Range: Series ? 1851 - 1854
  Series in Custody ? 1851 - 1854
  Contents 1851 - 1854
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1851 - 1854 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office) VA 466
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1851 - cont Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office) VA 466
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the consignment details. For a letter pertaining to a specific person, consult the detailed inventory.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of Letters of Introduction to the Governor for persons arriving in the Colony of Victoria, possibly seeking employment in the Government service or some other mark of favour from the Governor.

    Letters were often over the signature of the Secretary of State for the Colonies or other members of the Colonial Office, persons having been recommended to them by Members of Parliament or persons of rank and influence. Other letters were written by senior clergy, senior military officers and diplomatic representatives and socially prominent people in Britain.

  • Recordkeeping System
    This series is sorted alphabetically by the family name of the person presenting the letter of introduction.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1851 - 1854 Open 1
P0001 1851 - 1853 Open 1
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