Series VPRS 429
Register of Inward Correspondence
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Date Range: Series 1859 - ? 1942
  Series in Custody 1859 - 1981
  Contents 1859 - 1981
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
1859 - 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 - 1942 Railway Construction Branch, Board of Land and Works VA 690
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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1999 - cont Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Researchers with a specific subject or searching for correspondence from a particular official or person should first consult the Indexes to Inwards Correspondence for the appropriate year/date range to identify the registration number of the correspondence. VPRS 427 is the Index to Inwards Correspondence for the years 1867-1871, and 1878-1956. Units 1-4 of VPRS 429 Registers of Inward Correspondence have alphabetical indexes sewn into the front of each unit.

    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 registers, which control the inward correspondence in VPRS 425. This series was used to allocate unique identification numbers (registration numbers) for each item of inward correspondence received, and to record summary details of the item, such as the sender, date received and subject. This series also records the chain of correspondence for each item received, by recording the registration numbers of subsequent items of correspondence.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The entries in this series are arranged chronological order, by the date each item of inward correspondence was registered. The registration numbers were allocated sequentially, with the numbering sequence recommencing at 1 at the start of each year.

    Entries in this series were indexed in VPRS 427 for the period 1867-1871, 1879-1956. The indexes for the period 1859-1866 can be found sewn into Units 1-4 of VPRS 429.

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1859 - 1942 Inward Registered Correspondence, Annual Single Number System VPRS 425
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1859 - 1942 Open 38
P0001 1942 - 1981 Open 1
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