Series VPRS 60
Registers of Inwards Correspondence
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Date Range: Series 1848 - 1862
  Series in Custody 1848 - 1862
  Contents 1848 - 1862
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1848 - 1862 Denominational School Board VA 703
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1992 - cont Department of Education VA 3098
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  • How to use the Records
    For the volumes in the VPRS 60 / P consignment until 1855, consult the alphabetical index at the front of the volumes for the numbers of correspondence from specific places, offices or persons.

    For the volumes in the VPRS 60 / P and the VPRS 60 / P1 consignment after 1855, consult VPRS 4825 Index to Inward Correspondence to locate the registration of correspondence from specific persons or offices or relating to specific schools.For the volumes in the VPRS 60 / P consignment until 1855, consult the alphabetical index at the front of the volumes for the numbers of correspondence from specific places, offices or persons.

    Note: there is no Unit 3 in the P1 consignment. The inconsistency is due to problems with the computer system.

    For the volumes in the VPRS 60 / P and the VPRS 60 / P1 consignment after 1855, consult VPRS 4825 Index to Inward Correspondence to locate the registration of correspondence from specific persons or offices or relating to specific schools.

  • Function / Content
    The Denominational School Board was established in 1848 and was responsible for the distribution of funds to denominational schools from an annual Parliamentary grant and a proportion of the Church and Schools Estates revenue.

    This series consists of the registers of correspondence sent to the Board. Each piece of correspondence received was assigned an annual single number. Other details recorded were the date of registration, the date of the letter, the name and location of the writer and a short summary of the subject of the letter. From 1857, there was space given for a memorandum which was used to note the number and nature of any reply. For that reply, consult VPRS 62 Outward Letter Books. The 1862 volume allowed for the inclusion of the school number if the piece of correspondence was in relation to a specific school. The actual correspondence may be found in VPRS 61 Inward Registered Correspondence.

    This series was previously registered as VPRS 60 Progressive Annual Single Number Register of Inward Correspondence The volumes in the VPRS 60 / P1 consignment were previously registered as VPRS 889 Progressive Annual Single Number Register of Inward Correspondence and VPRS 4828 Progressive Annual Single Number Register of Inward Correspondence.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries are in annual single number order. These numbers were allocated chronologically by date of registration of the piece of correspondence.

    Until 1855 when a separate Index to Inwards Correspondence (VPRS 4825) was established, correspondence was indexed alphabetically by place name at the front of each volume. This index gave the denomination, the name of the place, the registration number and for some years, the folio (or page) upon which the entry occurred.

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1848 - 1862 Inward Registered Correspondence VPRS 61
1854 - 1859 Inspectors' Reports VPRS 885
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1848 - 1857 Open 2
P0001 1857 - 1862 Open 3
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