Series VPRS 903
Inwards Registered Correspondence
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Date Range: Series 1862 - 1873
  Series in Custody 1862 - 1872
  Contents 1862 - 1872
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
1862 - 1872 Board of Education VA 713
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1992 - cont Department of Education VA 3098
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    A.
    1. Consult the Guide to VPRS 893/P. This is a list of indexing terms used in the first consignment of this series. It shows you which pages and in which volumes each subject appears.

    2. Locate the page(s) that index the correspondence you are interested in eg. if you wished to find correspondence on Drawing Masters for 1864 - 1866 you would look up Drawing Masters in the list below:

    Drawing Masters 1864 - 1866 Vol 1 p 183 - 186

    3. You would then turn to page 183 of volume 1 and browse through the entries.

    Having located an entry for a letter in which you are interested, you should note down its date and registration number.

    B.
    Consult VPRS 898 Register of Inwards Correspondence, Annual Single Number System or consult VPRS 895 Register of Inwards Correspondence for entries of interest and note the date and registration number

    C.
    Consult the Records Description List for the unit containing the correspondence numbers in which there is interest.

  • Function / Content
    This series contains correspondence sent to the Board of Education and registered by it in VPRS 893 Classified Subject Index to Inward Registered Correspondence, VPRS 898 Register of Inwards Correspondence, Annual Single Number System and VPRS 895 Register of Inwards Correspondence. The series consists of correspondence from schools, from other Government officers and departments, from principals, teachers and inspectors and from other interested parties.

    Correspondence has had placed on it the registered number, the date of receipt by the Board, a summary of subject matter and annotations by the officers of the Board who dealt with it. A summary of the proposed action and / or reply may be written on these cover sheets.

    Correspondence deals with such matters as proposals for the establishment of schools, matters relating to Local Committees of schools, the provision and maintenance of buildings, furniture and requisites, the appointment and management of teachers, applications for grants and subsidies and other representations and complaints to the Board.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Correspondence is filed in annual single number order. Numbers were allocated to each piece of correspondence at the time of registration.

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Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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1862 - 1872 Register of Inwards Correspondence (Inspector-General) VPRS 895
1862 - 1873 Register of Inward Correspondence, Annual Single Number System VPRS 898
1864 - 1872 Classified Subject Index to Inward Registered Correspondence VPRS 893
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Previous SeriesPrevious Series
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Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
- 1862 Inward Registered Correspondence VPRS 61
- 1862 Inwards Registered Correspondence VPRS 880
Subsequent SeriesSubsequent Series
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- 1872 Central Inward Primary Schools Correspondence VPRS 640
1872 - 1873 Central Registered Correspondence Files VPRS 794
List/s of records in this seriesList/s of records in this series
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1862 - 1872 Open 232
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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Date Range Series Title Series Number
1862 - 1872 Register of Inwards Correspondence (Inspector-General) VPRS 895
1862 - 1873 Register of Inward Correspondence, Annual Single Number System VPRS 898
1864 - 1872 Classified Subject Index to Inward Registered Correspondence VPRS 893
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