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