In most cases these drafts bear registration numbers from CSO8. The fact that in any transaction it was necessary for a letter to go through one or more drafts is an indication that that subject was considered of greater than average significance
this series is therefore of considerable importance because, although in most cases the final version of an outward letter is incorporated in the files of CSO8, these drafts (by the many corrections and alterations in the Colonial Secretary's hand) show the process whereby the final decision was reached
moreover, in those cases where a draft was finally abandoned, or for some reason there is no copy in the regular files, the document to be found here is the only copy extant.
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives