Series VPRS 7204
Outward Letter Books - Engineer's Office
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Date Range: Series 1884 - ? 1892
  Series in Custody 1884 - 1892
  Contents 1884 - 1892
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
1884 - 1892 Melbourne Tramways Trust VA 2692
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1989 - cont Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
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    System of Arrangement/Control

    Series : sequential arrangement by alphabetical character on all volumes, except the last (?)

    Contents : chronological by date of despatch with alphabetical index arranged under recipient's name

    Indexes : alphabetical by recipient's name (in some volumes only)

    Range of Control Symbols

    Series : A - H (?)

    Series in Custody : A - H

    Indexes : A - Z

    Series consists of the Outward Letter Books of the Engineer of the Melbourne Tramways Trust (VA 2692). The contents in custody range from 1884, when the Trust began, to 1892. Letter books from 1892 until the Trust's demise in 1915 are not extant.

    Outward letter books are bound official copies of all correspondence despatched. All correspondence in this series was issued from the Engineer's Office and is signed by the incumbent. Matters dealt with include:

    - maintenance and construction of tramways
    - employment of technical staff
    - equipment purchases and use
    - inspection of works and reports
    - administration of engine houses and car depots
    - letters to Chairman and Trust members.

    The correspondence is arranged chronologically by date of despatch. Except for volumes A and G, each volume has an alphabetical index arranged under recipient's name which gives folio number references to that particular volume. From volume B onwards and with increasing frequency the indexes also contain summary details of the contents of each letter.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1887 - 1891 Open 2
P0002 1884 - 1892 Open 7
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