Series VPRS 7886
Register of Contracts and Quoted Prices
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Date Range: Series 1900 - ? 1922
  Series in Custody 1900 - 1922
  Contents 1900 - 1922
Public Access: Closed
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
1900 - 1919 Melbourne Tramway and Omnibus Company Limited VA 2976
1919 - 1922 Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board VA 2694
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 : sequential single numbering system

    Series in custody : only one volume extant

    Contents in custody : chronological arrangement of entries by date received

    Range of Control Symbols

    Series : 1 to ?2

    Series in custody : no.2 only

    Contents : none apparent

    This series consists of a register of all tenders received by the Melbourne Tram & Omnibus Company from contractors. Details regarding each tender are recorded in single paragraphs summarising each tender, the prices quoted and a note of whether the contract was accepted or declined.

    Unit one has an alphabetical index at the front of the volume with page references to each business firm mentioned in the register.

    The layout of each page is similar to that of an accounting ledger (the register is contained in a ledger book) with identical numbers printed in black on each facing page. The page numbers employed in the actual register are printed in red.

    The pages are divided into columns with entries in each column recording the date of each tender (or the date it was entered in the register) the particulars of the tender and the price quoted by the firm of company for supply of equipment or labour.

    The P1 consignment of this series contains one volume marked with the number '2', suggesting that an earlier volume had been created but was not extant at time of transfer into PRO custody. The entries in the P1 consignment end prior to the conclusion of the volume. It is thought that this series was abolished in 1922, the date of the last entry.

    Preservation Statement

    This series has extensive mould and water damage, resulting in the loss of information towards the back of the volume. Conservation measures need to be taken to ensure continued preservation.

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