Notes on the fly-leaves of these volumes indicate that the contents were received in the Colonial Secretary's Office from Government House in 1843 and August - October 1848
they were apparently an accumulation of papers which had either been sent direct to the Private Secretary or the Lieutenant- Governor, or referred to Government House by the Colonial Secretary in the normal course of business and for one reason or another not returned
some are registered in various series.
The papers are not bound in chronological order
the subjects covered are completely miscellaneous, but often of quite an important nature. For example, there are letters from high officials (Chief Justice, Attorney-General, the Bishop) who claimed the right to correspond with the Lieutenant-Governor direct
there are also reports of boards of enquiry set up by the Lieutenant- Governor. Many letters are of a semi-private nature (both to the Lieutenant- Governor and the Colonial Secretary), and memorials from individuals are probably the biggest single class of documents present.
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives