Like the documents described under CSO 59, these records, many of which bear registration numbers, belong to the main correspondence series and were not bound there because they were either too unwieldy, or they were considered of special importance and were kept in a safe (the "Iron Chest") .They are to be distinguished from CSO 59 because they were reregistered in a separate volume (CSO 61). The contents of the first two bundles are arranged according to the registration numbers of that volume (1-186)
but after that the documents follow the order of their listing in the register. The types of instruments included are: leases, releases, bonds, conveyances, powers of attorney, mortgages, transfers, Lieutenant-Governor's proclamations, Commissions of the Peace, newspaper proprietors' affidavits, Royal Warrants of appointment, land grants, etc. Most documents relate to some transaction in which the Government was directly involved, or in which one party was an official acting for the Government.
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives