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Index to General Correspondence.
Series Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1837
End Date:
31 Dec 1841
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jan 182531 Dec 1856
Controlled Series:
CSO5 General Correspondence.01 Jan 183731 Dec 1841
Previous Series:
CSO4 Index to General Correspondence.01 Nov 183631 Jan 1837
Series notes:
This series contains two separate indexes (CSO7/1-2 ). The great majority of entries are personal names, usually the writer of the inward letter, and it is apparent that it was compiled from the registers, and probably as much to gain reference to that series as to the correspondence itself. Subject entries are relatively rare, but they do exist for subjects of constant recurrence: e.g., convicts, aborigines

and also for those entries in the register for which no writer is mentioned. The name of an official and/or of his office is also a favourite heading. Each entry is followed by a sub-entry explanatory of the nature of the file: this is particularly valuable in referring to a large subject to which many references are given.

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives
System of Arrangement:
It is possible to proceed directly from a file reference in this index to the volumes of CSO 5 themselves.