Series VPRS 7459
Letter Books
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Date Range: Series By 1854 - ? 1858
  Series in Custody 1854 - 1858
  Contents 1854 - 1858
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1854 - 1858 Yarra Bend (Asylum 1848-1905; Hospital for the Insane 1905-1925) VA 2839
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2009 - cont Department of Health III VA 4921
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    These volumes contain copies of correspondence sent from the Medical Superintendent (Robert Bowie) of Yarra Bend Asylum to various officials including the Colonial Secretary, the Colonial Treasurer, the Colonial Surgeon, and the Auditor General. The letters are arranged chronologically within the volume. Each letter is allocated a registered number in an annual single number sequence. There is an index at the front of volume 1, however it was only used to index two letters. These volumes may have once been part of a larger series, however they are the only records extant.

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    Series: Chronological by date of letter
    Contents: Chronological by date of letter, each letter is allocated a registered number in an annual single number sequence.

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    Series: No control symbols apparent.
    Contents: 8 February 1854 - 22 April 1858, 54/24 -58/197.

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P0001 1854 - 1858 Open 2
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