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Agency:
Colonial Secretary's Office (1)
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1825
End Date:
31 Dec 1856
Description:
Clearing house for most of the official correspondence and as such the central registry for official papers.
Information Sources:
Guide To The Public Records of Tasmania: Section 1. Colonial Secretary's Office by P R Eldershaw, Hobart, Archives Office of Tasmania 1957 (Revised 1988)
Legislation Creating:
Bathurst - Arthur 2 Jun 1825 (CSO1/2 Des 9 p79), Bathurst - Arthur 6 Mar 1826 (CSO 1/3 Des 4 p43)
Controlled Agencies:
Electoral Returning Officers (TA854)01 Jan 185131 Dec 1906
Controlling Agencies:
Governor's Office (TA315)01 Jan 1825
Subsequent Agencies:
Government Printer's Department (TA67)01 Jan 183931 Dec 1948

Colonial Secretary's Office (2) (TA152)01 Jan 185731 Dec 1882

Agent-General's Office (TA174)01 Jan 188531 Dec 1981
Series Created By Agency:
CSO59 Deeds and Other Documents from the Correspondence Records.20 Jan 181304 Sep 1848

CSO60 Deeds and Other Documents Deposited with the Colonial Secretary.20 Sep 181323 Sep 1847

CSO86 Returns of Stock, 1814 and 1820.01 Jan 181431 Dec 1820

CSO19 Miscellaneous Papers transferred from the Private Secretary's Office.01 Jan 182031 Dec 1846

CSO50 Draft and Duplicate Copies of the Annual Official, Financial and Statistical Reports.01 Jan 182231 Dec 1855

CSO87 Quarterly List of Salaries paid to Officers Holding Appointments Not Included in Theparliamentary Estimates at Port Dalrymple, April 1822.01 Apr 182220 Jun 1822

CSO63 Copies of Clearances issued to Ships Leaving Hobart.17 Jul 182319 Apr 1828

CSO64 Copies of Commissions, Precepts, Warrants Etc issued.01 Jan 182423 Apr 1834

CSO1 General Correspondence.01 Jan 182431 Dec 1836

CSO3 Indexes to General Correspondence, Arthur Period01 Jan 182431 Dec 1836

CSO61 Register of Deeds and Other Documents Deposited with the Colonial Secretary01 Jan 182431 Dec 1865

CSO2 Registers to General Correspondence, Arthur Period01 Jan 182431 Dec 1836

AE676 Statistical Returns of Tasmania01 Jan 182431 Dec 1836

CSO55 Government Orders and Notices.12 May 182429 Sep 1830

CSO35 General Letterbooks.17 May 182416 Jun 1826

CSO67 Copy of the Koran for Making Oaths.01 Jan 182531 Dec 1856

CSO70 Statement of Payments on Account of Various Departments at Port Dalrymple.08 Jul 182530 Sep 1825

CSO46 Correspondence relating to Bushranging.01 Oct 182531 Oct 1826

CSO49 Returns for the Compilation of the Annual Official, Financial and Statistical Reports.01 Jan 182631 Dec 1851

CSO45 Letterbook of Correspondence addressed to the Manager, Van Diemens Land Company.06 Mar 182612 Jul 1828

CSO90 "miscellaneous" Letterbook.01 May 182605 Jun 1827

CSO38 Letterbook of Correspondence addressed to the Surveyor-General.04 May 182615 Dec 1828

CSO36 Letterbooks of Correspondence addressed to the Commandant, Launceston.04 May 182625 Jan 1841

CSO37 Letterbook of Correspondence addressed to the Lieutenant-Governor.07 May 182616 Jun 1832

CSO65 Copies of Government Orders and Other Instruments Setting Up Committees of Enquiry, with Reports and associated Papers.09 May 182610 Apr 1829

CSO39 Letterbook of Correspondence addressed to the Colonial Architect.11 May 182630 Aug 1827

CSO71 Draft Certificates to Masters and Surgeons-Superintendent of Convict Ships.01 Jan 182731 Dec 1845

CSO57 Miscellaneous Land Grant Deeds.26 Mar 182704 Feb 1856

CSO40 Letterbook of Circulars sent to Departmental Officers.07 Dec 182714 Jul 1835

CSO47 Letterbook concerning Roads and Bridges, Mainly addressed to the Inspector of Roads.14 Dec 182721 Mar 1835

CSO100 Returns of Produce, Stock and Land Cultivated in the District of Hobart Town with Names of Land Holders.31 Dec 182731 Dec 1827

CSO62 Miscellaneous Deeds and Other Documents Deposited with the Colonial Secretary.01 Mar 182831 Dec 1881

CSO41 Letterbooks of Correspondence addressed to District Police Magistrates.03 Mar 182827 Jul 1840

CSO84 Letterbook of Memoranda addressed to the Principal Superintendent of Convicts.25 Apr 182821 Sep 1829

CSO91 Letterbook of Correspondence addressed to Masters and Surgeons-Superintendent of Convict Ships.03 Aug 182905 Apr 1841

CSO42 Letterbook of Correspondence addressed to the Muster Master.30 Sep 182917 Nov 1836

CSO66 Copy of Itinerary of Lieutenant- Governor Arthur During the Campaign Against the Aborigines.01 Jan 183031 Dec 1830

CSO51 Returns of the Strength of the Police Department.01 Jan 183031 Dec 1836

CSO43 Letterbook of Correspondence addressed to the Commandant, Macquarie Harbour.22 Jan 183010 Dec 1833

CSO44 Letterbook of Correspondence about Clerical and Educational Matters.29 Mar 183008 Jul 1841

CSO88 Letterbook of Memoranda and Correspondenceaddressed to the Board of Assignment.01 Jul 183231 Dec 1836

CSO28 Index to Part of Transmission Register of Papers sent to the Lieutenant - Governor03 Sep 183227 Dec 1836

CSO27 Transmission Register of Papers sent to the Lieutenant-Governor.03 Sep 183227 Dec 1833

CSO85 Letterbook of Correspondence addressed to Rev. Philip Palmer, Rural Dean of Van Diemens Land27 Dec 183307 Mar 1838

CSO48 Correspondence, Unregistered, of a Semi-Private Nature.01 Jan 183431 Mar 1840

CSO52 Monthly Returns of Internal Revenue.01 Jan 183431 Dec 1834

CSO58 Miscellaneous Cancelled Grant Deeds.02 Jan 183421 Jan 1856

CSO30 Transmission Registers of Papers sent to Departmental Officers.10 Aug 183427 Jul 1841

CSO92 Port Officer's Reports of Ships' Arrivals at Hobart.04 Sep 183406 Jun 1847

AD841 Colonial Secretary's Letterbook of Correspondence addressed to Military Officers, Hobart04 Jan 183517 Jan 1837

CSD35 Alphabetical Registers of Purchase Grant Deeds.03 Feb 183509 Jul 1900

CSO29 Monthly Schedule of Papers Transmitted to the Lieutenant-Governor and Not Returned.01 May 183531 May 1836

CSO68 Ships Masters Receipts for Cargoes Loaded at Tasmans Peninsula.17 Jun 183525 Mar 1837

CSO94 Miscellaneous Correspondence, Reports and Returns relating to Shipping.26 Jun 183505 Aug 1851

CSO4 Index to General Correspondence.01 Nov 183631 Jan 1837

CSO5 General Correspondence.01 Jan 183731 Dec 1841

CSO56 Government Orders and Notices and Other Papers Ordered to Be Printed in the Hobart Town Gazette.01 Jan 183730 Jun 1845

CSO69 Index to Applicants for Assistance under the Church Extension Act.01 Jan 183731 Dec 1837

CSO7 Index to General Correspondence.01 Jan 183731 Dec 1841

CSO6 Registers of General Correspondence.01 Jan 183731 Dec 1841

CSO72 Monthly Returns of the Military Establishment.01 Feb 183731 Dec 1839

CSO95 George Town Port Officer's Semi-Weekly Reports.21 Oct 183731 May 1847

CSO74 Affidavits and Declarations Made by Private Parties Wishing to Be Married by Licence, and associated Papers.03 Jan 183818 Oct 1838

CSO73 Correspondence from the Principal Superintendent of Convicts.15 Mar 183807 Jul 1841

CSO76 Correspondence relating to Convict Matters.28 Mar 183914 Sep 1841

CSO96 Notifications from the Collector of Customs of Authorities granted to Ships to Clear the Port of Hobart.17 Aug 183908 Feb 1847

CSO75 Returns of Assets and Liabilities of the Trading Banks.01 Nov 183931 Jan 1847

CSO53 Departmental Returns of Estimated Revenue and Expenditure.01 Jan 184031 Dec 1852

CSO97 Postmaster-General's Memoranda relating to the Closing Time for Mails.28 Jan 184015 Jun 1844

CSO82 Office of the Accountant of Stores - General Letterbook (Indexed).09 Jun 184023 Dec 1840

CSO8 Correspondence, "Civil Branch".01 Jan 184131 Dec 1845

CSO22 Correspondence, "Legal Branch".01 Jan 184131 Dec 1847

CSO16 Correspondence, "Record Branch".01 Jan 184131 Dec 1845

CSO10 Index to General Correspondence, "Civil Branch".01 Jan 184131 Dec 1845

CSO18 Index to General Correspondence, "Record Branch".01 Jan 184131 Dec 1845

CSO9 Register of General Correspondence, "Civil Branch"01 Jan 184131 Dec 1845

CSO17 Register of General Correspondence, "Record Branch".01 Jan 184131 Dec 1845

CSO23 Registers of Correspondence, "Legal Branch".01 Jan 184131 Dec 1847

CSO31 Transmission Register of Papers ("civil Branch") sent to Departmental Officers.19 May 184104 Jan 1848

CSO33 Transmission Register of Papers ("records Branch") and "a" Series sent to Departmental Officers.05 Jul 184125 Mar 1858

CSO32 Transmission Registers of Papers ("legal Branch") sent to Departmental Officers.28 Jul 184105 Feb 1844

CSO77 British and Colonial Parliamentary Papers on Convict Discipline.01 Jan 184231 Dec 1844

CSO14 Miscellaneous Correspondence.01 Jan 184231 Dec 1847

CSO93 Port Officer's Duplicate Reports of Ships' Arrivals at Hobart.08 Jan 184210 Dec 1844

CSO15 Draft Outward Correspondence.01 Jul 184231 Jul 1845

CSO20 Correspondence, "a" Series.01 Jan 184531 Dec 1847

CSO11 Correspondence, "Civil Branch".01 Jan 184531 Dec 1847

CSO13 Index to General Correspondence, "Civil Branch".01 Jan 184531 Dec 1847

CSO21 Register of Correspondence, "a" Series.01 Jan 184531 Dec 1847

CSO12 Register of General Correspondence, "Civil Branch".01 Jan 184531 Dec 1847

CSO54 Returns of Estimated Revenue and Expenditure of the Land Fund.01 Jan 184631 Dec 1850

CSO24 General Correspondence.01 Jan 184731 Dec 1855

CSO26 Index to General Correspondence.01 Jan 184731 Dec 1855

CSO25 Registers of General Correspondence.01 Jan 184731 Dec 1855

CSO78 Copies of Correspondence Conveying Authorities for Appointments, Removals, Salaries and Expenses.30 Jan 184710 Aug 1857

CSO79 Register of Despatches from the Secretary of State for the Colonies.01 Apr 184706 Feb 1858

CSO34 Transmission Register of Papers sent to Departmental Officers.19 Apr 184717 Aug 1858

CSO80 Register of Applicants for Situations in the Public Service.01 Jan 185031 Dec 1858

CSO89 Aboriginal Establishment - Oyster Cove - Reports Made by Visiting Magistrate, Surgeon and Chaplain When Making Calls to the Establishment.27 Jul 185503 Aug 1869