This correspondence differs chiefly from its companion series (CSO 8 and CSO 22) in that a great proportion of its content is concerned with the detail of convict administration, and that it was apparently to this "branch" of the Colonial Secretary's registry that all correspondence to or from the other colonies was referred. Except for this general tendency, however, the same qualifications as to differentiation of subject matter among the three "branches" that were indicated under CSO 8 must also be applied to this series. Copies of outward letters are included, and each item within the file is sub-numbered. The registration series is 1-751. Five volumes are known to be missing.
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives