Series VPRS 7762
Secretary's Outward Letter Books
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Date Range: Series 1916 - 1919
  Series in Custody 1916 - 1919
  Contents 1916 - 1919
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1916 - 1919 Tramway Board VA 2693
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1989 - cont Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
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    System of Arrangement/Control

    Series : Volumes are numbered consecutively on spine

    Contents : Chronological arrangement. Alphabetical index refers users to folio numbers of individual items within each volume.

    Range of Control Symbols

    Series : 1 - 8

    Series in Custody : 1 - 8

    Contents in Custody : None apparent

    These volumes contain copies of outward letters of the Secretary and Chairman of the Tramway Board (VA 2693). The series commences in 1916 when the Board was established and ends in 1919 at which time the Tramway Board was succeeded by the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board (VA 2694).

    The correspondence relates to such matters as:

    - contracts and tenders
    - building works
    - staff appointments and resignations
    - tramway traffic reports
    - internal administrative matters

    Each volume contains an alphabetical index by the name of person or organisation to whom the letter was sent. The index gives a reference to a page number in that volume. Most letters in the series also have the folio numbers of the letters sent to the same person or organisation immediately previously and subsequently, which are recorded in the same volume. The folio numbers of these letters are written in a fraction form, with the numerator indicating the last (ie previous) letter received and the denominator indicating the next (ie subsequent) letter. The figure "0" as the numerator indicates that there is no previous correspondence in that volume. Relationships between letters in different volumes are not recorded.

    Unit 8 includes letters dated 20 February 1918 to 8 November 1919, thus it overlaps with the date ranges of units 5, 6 and 7.

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P0001 1916 - 1919 Open 8
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