Cover image for Correspondence, Unregistered, of a Semi-Private Nature.
Correspondence, Unregistered, of a Semi-Private Nature.
Series Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1834
End Date:
31 Mar 1840
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jan 182531 Dec 1856
Series notes:
Notes on the fly-leaves of these volumes refer to the contents as "Miscellaneous notes". In the main the contents are communications addressed to the Colonial Secretary on official subjects but on a personal basis

some are confidential. Though not usually of the first importance, many are of more value than some that were registered in the main series, and seem to have been bound in this series merely because their registration was overlooked. Examples are: letters from other officials and private settlers asking for favours

drafts and returned originals of the Colonial Secretary's outward semi-private notes

notes from the Lieutenant-Governor, the Private Secretary and other departmental heads asking for the return of papers, seeking copies of documents or making appointments. The third volume (March 1837 - January 1838, January 1839 - March 1840) contains somewhat more important papers, including many letters from the Commandant of Port Arthur Penal Settlement relating to the transfer of prisoners to and from the settlement, and sundry returns of prisoners at Port Arthur

coal receipts (cf. CSO68)

and returns from the Principal Superintendent of Convicts of deaths and casualties. There is no index or other means of reference to these papers, which are arranged only roughly chronologically

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives

Correspondence unregistered of a semi private nature
unregistered correspondence of a semi private nature