Series VPRS 7804
Outward Letter Books
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Date Range: Series Circa 1914 - 1920
  Series in Custody 1914 - 1920
  Contents 1916 - 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
1914 - 1920 Hawthorn Tramways Trust VA 2978
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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1989 - cont Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
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    System of Arrangement/Control

    Series : chronological arrangement. Volumes sequentially numbered.
    Contents : chronological by date of despatch, with alphabetical index by recipients name.

    Range of Control Symbols

    Series : 1 to ?

    Series in custody : 3

    Series consists of the Outward Letter Books of the Hawthorn Tramway Trust (VA 2978) for the period 1914 to its demise in 1920. The volumes covering the first two years (1914 to 1916) are not extant.

    Outward Letter Books are bound official copies of all correspondence despatched. The correspondence relates to the general administration of the Trust, dealt with by the Secretary and Chairman.

    Matters covered include:

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

    The correspondence is arranged chronologically by date of despatch. Each volume has an alphabetical index arranged by recipient name which gives page number references to that particular volume. Page numbers 1 to 25 have their respective number stamped in blue in the upper right hand corner, after this however the page numbers are hand-written in blue pencil.

    Each page has a reference to the page numbers of related previous and subsequent correspondence within that volume, also marked in blue pencil. These can be distinguished from the page's own number as they are in a 'fraction' format, with the 'previous' number on the top, and the 'subsequent' number beneath. ie 22/45 A tick indicates no related correspondence. Related inward correspondence may be found in VPRS 7803 Inward Correspondence.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1916 - 1920 Open 2
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