In these volumes inward correspondence was registered as it was received
the registration clerk would ascertain the subject of the letter, use the index (CSO 3) to discover whether a file already existed on the subject and, if so, what was its number, either find that number in the register or start a new file, and enter in the register the details of the letter. The details given are: file number, sub-number of document, its date, a short summary of its contents, and an indication of its subsequent transmission. The volumes containing registration numbers 3361-9541 and 11395-14032, the greater part of the series, are missing.
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives