Series VPRS 1116
Register of Outward Correspondence
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Date Range: Series 1853 - 1876
  Series in Custody 1854 - 1876
  Contents 1854 - 1876
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
1853 - 1858 Central Roads Board VA 2803
1858 - 1871 Department of Roads and Bridges VA 2964
1871 - 1876 Department of Railways and Roads VA 2875
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1996 - cont Roads Corporation (also known as VicRoads) VA 2982
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  • Function / Content
    This series is the register of outward correspondence for the Central Roads Board (VA 2803) (1853-1858), Department of Roads and Bridges (VA 2964) (1858-1871), and Department of Railways and Roads (VA 2875), Secretarys Branch (1871-1876). It records the General Number of the correspondence (a consecutive number), date of dispatch, and the letter book number. During the Central Roads Board period the Branch Number and the name or office or organisation to which the correspondence was addressed is recorded. The Branch Number is a second consecutive number preceded by the letter E, S or T placed on each piece of correspondence. These letters signified the Branch within the Central Roads Board that originated the correspondence being:

    S Secretarys branch
    T Treasurers Branch
    E Inspector- Generals Branch.

    During the period the Department of Railways and Roads recorded the series it records whether the correspondence relates to railways or to roads.

    The correspondence registered in this series can be found in the following series:

    VPRS 12653 Outward Registered Correspondence, Secretarys Branch (1853-1857)
    VPRS 12654 Outward Registered Correspondence, Treasurers Branch (1853-1857)
    VPRS 12652 Outward Registered Correspondence, Inspector- Generals Branch (1853-1857)
    VPRS 1118 Outward Registered Correspondence (1857-1876)

  • Recordkeeping System
    The entries are made in numerical order. These numbers would approximate to a chronological order.

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1853 - 1857 Outward Registered Correspondence (Inspector - General's Branch) VPRS 12652
1853 - 1857 Outward Registered Correspondence (Secretary's Branch) VPRS 12653
1853 - 1857 Outward Registered Correspondence (Treasurer's Branch) VPRS 12654
1857 - 1876 Outward Registered Correspondence VPRS 1118
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1854 - 1876 Open 7
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