Series VPRS 7470
Registers of Inward Correspondence
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Date Range: Series By 1907 - ? 1972
  Series in Custody 1907 - 1972
  Contents 1907 - 1972
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1907 - 1934 Lunacy Department (located in Chief Secretary's Department) VA 2864
1934 - 1944 Department of Mental Hygiene (located in Chief Secretary's Department VA 475) VA 2865
1944 - 1972 Mental Hygiene Branch, Department of Health I VA 2866
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2009 - 2014 Department of Health III VA 4921
2015 - cont Department of Health and Human Services VA 5037
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  • Function / Content
    This series consists of a register of inward correspondence received by the Office of the Inspector-General of the Insane, known as the Lunacy Department. The correspondence is registered in annual single number order.

    Details recorded in the register include:

    - the registration number,
    - date received,
    - from where received,
    - number and date of document,
    - a very brief precis of the correspondence,
    - the outcome of the transaction.

    Much of the correspondence has been sent on to the Chief Secretary and can be found within the Inward Correspondence of the Chief Secretary's Office, VPRS 3992.

    The correspondence is indexed at the front of each volume under the following subjects:

    - Yarra Bend,
    - Kew,
    - Ararat,
    - Beechworth,
    - Sunbury,
    - Ballarat,
    - Under Secretary (Chief Secretary's Department),
    - Other Departments,
    - Miscellaneous.

    The volume recording inwards correspondence from April 1922 to May 1924 is presumed not extant.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Chronologically arranged registers - date range stamped on spine. Volumes 6 and 8 have range of registered numbers on spine also.

    Entries: Chronological by date letter received.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1907 - 1932 Open 8
P0002 1932 - 1972 Open 7
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