Series VPRS 7802
Outward Letter Books
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Date Range: Series 1908 - 1920
  Series in Custody 1908 - 1920
  Contents 1908 - 1920
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
1908 - 1920 Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust VA 2977
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1989 - cont Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
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    System of Arrangement/Control

    Series : chronological arrangement sequential number on individual volumes

    Contents : chronological by date of letter

    Range of Control Symbols

    Series : 1 to 11

    Series in custody : 1 to 11

    This series consists of the Outward Letter Books of the Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust (VA 2977) for the period 1908 to 1920.

    Outward Letter Books are bound official copies of all correspondence despatched.

    The correspondence relates to the general administration of the Trust and was dealt with by the Secretary and the Chairman. Matters covered include:

    - appointments employment
    - contracts and tenders
    - instructions to contractors
    - reports to councils, councillors
    - instructions to the Engineer/Manager
    - notices and invitations & replies to such

    Correspondence relating specifically to engineering and maintenance matters was handled by the Engineer/Manager of the Car Depot which was located separately from the Trust's administrative office. The Engineer/Manager's Outward Letter Books can be found in VPRS 7806.

    The correspondence is arranged chronologically by date of despatch. Each volume has an alphabetical index arranged by recipient's name which gives folio number references to that particular volume.

    Each folio has a reference to the folio numbers of related previous and subsequent correspondence within that volume marked in blue pencil.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1908 - 1920 Open 11
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