Tasmania's Heritage

Series Details

Series Number: GO38
Title: INDEXES TO DESPATCHES SENT TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
Start Date: 27 Jan 1847
End Date: 31 Dec 1884
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Date Range of Holdings:
  • 27 Jan 1847 to 14 Oct 1848
  • 01 Jan 1878 to 01 Dec 1884
Access: Open
Creating Agency:
TA315 GOVERNOR'S OFFICE 01 Jan 1825
Description (Content/Function):

These volumes are supplemented by the indexes contained in some of the letterbooks of GO25; taking them into account, the period for which indexes to outward despatches exist extends from July, 1836 to June, 1843, and the gap from 1848 to 1877 is closed.

In the first of the indexes in this series the entries are arranged alphabetically by year, the tabulation being: number of despatch, key-word of entry, sub-entry summarising the subject, date of despatch and reference to the page in the appropriate volume of GO25 ("vol. 1" now being GO25/15). This index deteriorates in its comprehensiveness as it proceeds.

The second index arranges the entries by initial only, in chronological sequence. It relates to part of GO25/23. Cross references are included, and the index in general is more useful than the first; both suffer from the limitation of the entries for any one despatch.

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Controlled Series:
GO33  GOVERNOR'S DUPLICATE DESPATCHES RECEIVED BY THE COLONIAL OFFICE. 12 Feb 1825 27 Dec 1855
Related Series:
GO25 LETTERBOOKS OF DESPATCHES SENT TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE. 16 Jan 1821 21 Jan 1911
Items in Series:
GO38/1/1 Indexes to despatches to the secretary of state 27 Jan 1847 14 Oct 1848
GO38/1/2 Indexes to despatches to the secretary of state 01 Jan 1878 01 Dec 1884