Series VPRS 14548
Register of Inward Correspondence, Survey Branch II
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Date Range: Series 1876 - ? 1891
  Series in Custody 1876 - 1891
  Contents 1876 - 1891
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the Consignment Details for the volume containing the time period for which information is required.

    For correspondence from a specific person or organisation, consult the alphabetical section corresponding to the name.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of subsidiary registers of inward correspondence maintained by the Department of Crown Lands and Survey to other registers in which correspondence had been centrally registered. For the period 1876 to 1896 correspondence had already been registered centrally in VPRS 166 Alphabetical Registers of Inwards Correspondence. The last column in the central registers gives the division or Branch to which the correspondence was referred and distributed for action.

    The subsidiary registers, which documented the receipt of correspondence by these divisions or Branches, were kept in a number of locations within the Department of Crown Lands and Survey. Subsidiary registers kept in the Occupation Branch were arranged according to Land District (e.g Ballarat, Horsham) or a number of Land Districts in conjunction or specialist activity (e.g. Village Settlement as shown in VPRS 14104). Other subsidiary registers were kept by the Secretary of the Department of Crown Lands and Survey, the Land Sales Branch and in the case of this series the Survey Branch.

    Each of these subsidiary registers records the date of receipt, the number already allocated in the central registers (VPRS 166), often but not always the name of the correspondent, the subject of the letter and how the letter was dealt with. This often gave the number of the file upon which the piece of correspondence was placed.

    At the front of the volume an index to the volume gives the number of the piece of correspondence and the page upon which it is registered.

    Correspondence registered in this system might be found in in VPRS 44 Inward Registered and Unregistered Correspondence.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries are in alphabetical sections according to the family name of the correspondent or the name of the organisation or municipality. Within each alphabetical section entries are in chronological order of receipt.

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1876 - ? 1891 Inward Registered and Unregistered Correspondence VPRS 44
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0 - 1876 Register of Inward Correspondence, Survey Branch I VPRS 14547
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P0001 1876 - 1891 Open 3
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