Series VPRS 7508
Register of Inward Correspondence
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Date Range: Series Circa 1922 - Circa 1937
  Series in Custody 1922 - 1937
  Contents 1922 - 1937
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1922 - 1933 Lunacy Department (located in Chief Secretary's Department) VA 2864
1934 - 1937 Department of Mental Hygiene (located in Chief Secretary's Department VA 475) VA 2865
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2009 - cont Department of Health III VA 4921
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  • How to use the Records
    This volume registers inward correspondence to the Lunacy Department (from 1934 the Department of Mental Hygiene) relating to Lara Inebriate Asylum and Brightside Inebriate Asylum. There are also a few registrations for correspondence from the Chief Secretary's Office, Public Works Department, and individuals.

    An annual single number system is used to register correspondence. There are two separate registration sequences for the two Inebriate Asylums. There is usually a heading at the top of the page to indicate the asylum and the year. Details recorded include:

    - sender of correspondence,
    - date,
    - particulars of the letter,
    - and where sent.

    System of Arrangement/Control:

    Series: No system of arrangement/control apparent.

    Entries: By Asylum and then chronologically.

    Range of Control Symbols:

    7.4.1922 - 20.11.1941.
    22/1 - 41/9.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1922 - 1937 Open 1
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