Cover image for Index to General Correspondence, "Civil Branch".
Series:
Index to General Correspondence, "Civil Branch".
Series Number:
Access:
Open
Start Date:
01 Jan 1841
End Date:
31 Dec 1845
Source:
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jan 182531 Dec 1856
Controlled Series:
CSO8 Correspondence, "Civil Branch".01 Jan 184131 Dec 1845
Previous Series:
CSO7 Index to General Correspondence.01 Jan 183731 Dec 1841
Series notes:
With this index there appears for the first time a tendency for the compilers to realise the importance of the subject entry and the cross-reference. The sub-entries also show a tendency to be much fuller and more informative than in previous indexes (CSO 3, CSO 4 or CSO 7). But as this index occupies only one volume, much of this sophistication has been at the expense of alphabetical order

the exigencies of space have, in effect, forced the compilers to be no more perfect than the initial.

The general subject areas allocated to the "Civil Branch" are reflected in the main general subject headings: Aborigines

Attorney-General

Auditor

Caveat Commission

Chief Police Magistrate

Clerical [i.e., Ecclesiastical]

Commandant, Launceston

Commissariat

Comptroller-General

Crown Solicitor

Customs

Director-General of Roads

Education

Grants

Immigration

Internal Revenue

Land

Orphan Schools

Police

Port Officer

Post Office

Printing Establishment

Private Secretary

Public Works

Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Roads

Survey Department

Tenders

Treasurer.

Entries under such general headings as these are likely to be repeated in one or more cross references under the individual(s) concerned.

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives
System of Arrangement:
Notwithstanding the remarks under CSO 8 as to the need to use the register (CSO 9) to locate any file to which a reference is found in the index, up to the letter P the appropriate volume numbers have been entered against many of the file numbers, and to this extent reference to the register is unnecessary; but in all other cases the register must be used in conjunction with this index.
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