Series VPRS 427
Index to Inward Correspondence
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Date Range: Series ? 1867 - ? 1956
  Series in Custody 1867 - 1968
  Contents 1867 - 1968
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1867 - 1871 Department of Railways I VA 2877
1871 - 1877 Department of Railways and Roads VA 2875
1877 - 1884 Department of Railways 2 VA 2965
1884 - 1892 Victorian Railways (also Victorian Railways Commissioners 1883-1973, Victorian Railways Board 1973-1983) VA 2876
1892 - 1956 Railway Construction Branch, Board of Land and Works VA 690
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1999 - cont Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
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  • How to use the Records
    Researchers with a specific subject or searching for correspondence in VPRS 425 from a particular official or person should consult this series first to identify the registration number of the correspondence. VPRS 427/P covers the period 1878-1956, and VPRS 427/P1 covers 1867-1871.

    Researchers should also note that Units 1-4 of VPRS 429 Registers of Inward Correspondence have alphabetical indexes sewn into the front of each unit.

    Once a registration number has been obtained, go to the Registers (VPRS 429) to obtain the registration numbers of any subsequent items of correspondence. The correspondence file will be filed in VPRS 425 by the top number or the last number in the chain of correspondence.

    For more detailed instructions on how to use the records, consult the series text for VPRS 425 Inward Registered Correspondence, Annual Single Number System.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of indexes, which control the inward correspondence in VPRS 425. Once a registration number had been allocated to an item of inward correspondence (from VPRS 429), and recorded on the item of correspondence, the entry in the Register of Inward Correspondence was indexed in VPRS 427.

    Entries were indexed under the relevant alphabetical tag, by the surname of the sender, or the name of the government department (eg Lands) or the position of the sender (eg Secretary for Railways), and also by subject (eg Tenders).

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries in this series are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the sender, the name of the government department (eg Lands), the position of the sender (eg Secretary for Railways), as well as by subject (eg Tenders).

    The registration numbers of all items of correspondence for that sender/subject are recorded, for the date range of each unit.

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1867 - 1956 Inward Registered Correspondence, Annual Single Number System VPRS 425
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1878 - 1956 Open 53
P0001 1867 - 1871 Open 1
P0002 ? 1950 - 1968 Open 1
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