Series VPRS 877
Secretary's Outwards Letter Book
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Date Range: Series ? 1853 - 1862
  Series in Custody 1853 - 1862
  Contents 1853 - 1862
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1853 - 1862 National School Board VA 919
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1992 - cont Department of Education VA 3098
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the limited alphabetical index of addressees for some information regarding correspondence with specific persons or officers.

  • Function / Content
    This series contains transcripts of the outwards correspondence of Benjamin Kane, Secretary of the National Schools Board. Correspondence consists of reports to the Board of Commissioners from a variety of locations and letters to enquirers from overseas and other Australian colonies, teachers affiliated with Board schools, Local Patrons of schools and other interested persons. Reports often give accounts of Kane's visits to other parts of Victoria and relate to the establishment of schools such as on the goldfields.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Correspondence is given an annual single number for a limited period. Most are transcribed chronologically by date of despatch. There is a limited alphabetical index by name of addressee.

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P0000 1853 - 1862 Open 1
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