Cover image for Correspondence from the Principal Superintendent of Convicts.
Correspondence from the Principal Superintendent of Convicts.
Series Number:
Start Date:
15 Mar 1838
End Date:
07 Jul 1841
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jan 182531 Dec 1856
Series notes:
The Principal Superintendent's particular responsibility was the control of convicts in the immediate employment of the Government and of those under restraint

but he also had the general direction of convict assignment, and convicts' memorials praying for indulgences were directed through him, and the Lieutenant-Governor's decision was conveyed by him. The bulk of this correspondence relates to the granting of indulgences to convicts. There are weekly reports to the Colonial Secretary informing him of the Lieutenant-Governor's approval of tickets-of-leave, etc.

certificates of good behaviour for the information of the Lieutenant-Governor

lists of convicts recommended

covering letters for free or conditional pardons for the Lieutenant-Governor's signature. The records are not bound in order, and are not registered. There is no index.

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives