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Series VPRS 12389
Grants to Free Libraries, Mechanics' Institutes and Museums
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Date Range: Series ? 1885 - ? 1946
  Series in Custody 1886 - 1946
  Contents 1886 - 1946
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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? 1885 - ? 1946 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
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1995 - cont Department of Treasury and Finance VA 3745
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  • Function / Content
    Libraries, galleries and museums, together with other agencies concerned with the Arts, were grouped in the Chief Secretary's portfolio from 1855. The Free Libraries Act of 1885 established the granting of funds to free libraries on a half-yearly basis, for various purposes such as the acquisition of library stock and building maintenance amongst others.

    This series consisted of ledgers maintained by the Chief Secretary's Office, documenting the financial details of the half-yearly grants given to such institutions. It also contains related notes and correspondence from library trustees requesting further funding, or debentures for upcoming half-yearly grants.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries in the ledger were made in chronological order. Information in the records related to Free Libraries within 10 kilometres of Melbourne General Post Office (GPO), country Mechanics Institutes, and museums.

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P0001 1886 - 1946 Open 1
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