Series VPRS 3585
Registers of Outwards Correspondence [also known as Outwards Letter Books]
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Date Range: Series 1877 - 1940
  Series in Custody 1877 - 1940
  Contents 1877 - 1940
Public Access: Open
Location: Ballarat
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1877 - 1940 Ballarat Courts VA 678
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1877 - cont Ballarat Courts VA 678
2002 - cont Melbourne Courts VA 518
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  • How to use the Records
    Entries were recorded in these registers in chronological order by date of despatch.

  • Function / Content
    Successive Instructions to Clerks of Courts specified the creation of Registers of letters and other communications, both inwards and outwards to be kept according to a specified format. By the issue of the 1939 Instructions, these registers were referred to as Letter Books.
    The Instructions specified that in cases of importance (a term which was not defined), copies of communications outwards should be written in the (outward) letter register. By 1939 this instruction had been refined to read that all outwards correspondence should be entered in the outward letter books and that copies of communications outwards should be kept in the Office for cases of importance.

    Outwards registers recorded the date of despatch, to whom sent, subject detail and postage costs.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries were recorded in these registers in chronological order by date of despatch.

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