Series VPRS 7832
Inward Correspondence
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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
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1916 - 1919 Tramway Board VA 2693
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1989 - cont Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
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    Contents : Letters are arranged in order of receipt. A letter number which corresponds to this chronological order has been written on each letter.

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    Contents in Custody : highest number in each folder

    This series contains the correspondence received by the Tramway Board (VA 2693) from its inception in 1916 until November 1919 at which time its functions were taken over by the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramway Board (VA 2694).

    The correspondence relates to a range of subjects relevant to the administration of the Board including

    - tenders
    - local council matters
    - property
    - fares
    - personnel

    These letters were originally bundled together and each bundle placed in a cardboard folder. On the outside of these folders was written the date range of the letters inside and a sequential folder number (1 to 13). These folders were found to be too badly damaged and did not provide enough protection to the letters inside, and so the material has been placed in archive boxes. As the item list indicates, two bundles have been placed in each box (ie unit), except for unit 7 (originally folder number 13) which originally took the form of a "lever-arch" file, and which has been kept in this format.

    Upon receipt, each letter was allocated a number (written in blue in the top left-hand corner) in a single number sequence, and the letters are arranged in this numerical order. The numbering sequence recommences at 1 at the start of each bundle. Each letter was also indexed under the name of the sender or in some cases by the subject of the letter. These indexes are bound together with the letters at the front of each bundle, except in unit 7 where the index can be found at the back.

    On many letters, the letter numbers of the last letter and the next letter received from the same person or organisation which are in the same bundle are recorded in a fraction format. The numerator refers to the last letter received and the denominator to the next letter subsequently received. A zero indicates no previous correspondence in that bundle. No references are made to letters in other bundles.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1916 - 1919 Open 7
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