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Series Details

Series Number: CON168
Title: PRISONERS BARRACKS, HOBART - REGISTER OF APPLICATIONS BY PRISONERS IN THE BARRACKS TO WRITE LETTERS.
Start Date: 01 Jan 1855
End Date: 31 Dec 1857
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Access: Open
Creating Agency:
TA60 CONVICT DEPARTMENT 01 Jan 1818 31 Dec 1877
Description (Content/Function):

Prisoners wishing to write letters or memorials had to apply to the school master, who had to record certin details in this register. The register was then submitted daily to the superintendent for approval.

Details recorded included - name of prisoner, ship, how long they had been in the establishment, when/if they had previously written, the details of the person to whom the prisoner wished to write, the nature of the letter or memorial and the superintendent's decision on whether to approve the request.

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Items in Series:
CON168/1/1 Register 01 Jan 1855 31 Dec 1857