Series VPRS 7806
Engineer/Manager's Outward Letter Books
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Date Range: Series 1908 - ? 1919
  Series in Custody 1908 - 1919
  Contents 1908 - 1919
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 - 1919 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 in conjunction with sequential numbering system

    Contents : chronological by date of despatch

    Range of Control Symbols

    Series : 1-10 (no's 3, 5, 6 missing)
    (no's 2 and 4 have lost their series control symbols)

    This series consists of the Outward Letter Books of the Engineer/Manager of the Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust (VA 2977). Letter books for the period August 1911 to December 1912 and October 1913 to May 1915 are not extant. A final volume for the period May 1919 till the Trust's demise in February 1920 may also have existed, but is not extant to date. A separate sequence of volumes was created for official outward correspondence from the Trust (VPRS 7802).

    Outward letter books are bound official copies of all correspondence despatched. All correspondence in this series issues from the Engineer/Manager's office and is signed by the incumbent. The correspondence covers a wide range of topics encompassing the dual role of engineer and manager of the car depot.

    Matters dealt with include:

    - maintenance and construction of tramways
    - employment of technical staff
    - inspection of works/reports
    - administration of car depot
    - letters to Chairman, Secretary & Trust members
    - enquiries from public re specific topics eg. lost property.

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

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P0001 1908 - 1919 Open 7
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