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Series ID15164
Previous System LocationPRI/G45-55, PRI/G64-65; PRV11182, PRV11183, PRV11185, PRV11189, PRV11190
TitleLetterbooks of the Sheriff/Comptroller General - Letters to Superintendents and other Gaol Officers
Parent Series
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Start Date 9/1/1869
End Date 27/1/1898
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A
Abstract

Letterbooks of the Sheriff, the Under Sheriff and the Comptroller General of Prisons to Superintendents/gaolers, other prison officers and some letters to prisoners

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Items Total Items: 13
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Departmental NumbersAnnual running number
System of Arrangement Chronological by date of letter
How To Use Series Consult the index at the front of each volume. Some letterbooks are becoming fragile (thin rice paper); please take care when handling.
 

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
260Sheriff's Office 9/1/1869 1/1/1891
157Prisons Department 1/1/1891 27/1/1898
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Access and Restrictions

Access Category30 Years
Access Procedure 
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11849
Queensland Corrective Services
Restriction DetailsN/A
Regulation Details
N/A
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
15169General Letterbooks of the Sheriff/Comptroller General of PrisonsSheriff's/Comptroller General's correspondence
15188Inwards Correspondence [Sheriff's Office / Prisons Department]Sheriff's/Comptroller General's correspondence
15170Letterbook of the Sheriff/Comptroller General - Letters to Heads of DepartmentsSheriff's/Comptroller General's correspondence
15184Registers of Forwarded Correspondence ("Minute Books")Comptroller General's correspondence
15189Registers of Inwards Correspondence [Sheriff's Office / Prisons Department]Sheriff's/Comptroller General's correspondence
15166Registers of Outwards CorrespondenceComptroller General's correspondence
9097Special Subject BatchesSheriff's/Comptroller General's correspondence
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Copyright Status

Copyright State of Queensland
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Remarks

The St Helena letterbook (item 89490) is shared by series 18683 (letters from St Helena received by the Sheriff and forwarded on) and 18684 (Register of Officers' Appointments for various gaols).
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Description

This series consists of letterbooks of the Sheriff, the Under Sheriff, and subsequently the Comptroller General of Prisons (from 1891), containing copies of letters sent to Superintendents/gaolers, other prison officers and, occassionally, letters to prisoners. Some books also include copies of telegrams sent.

By 1898 some of the gaols already established in Queensland were: Brisbane, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Roma, Mackay, Thursday Island, Fortitude Valley, Cooktown, Herberton,Blackall, Ingham, Ayr, Charters Towers, Normanton, Stewart's Creek, St Helena, Camooweal, etc.

All letterbooks (excluding the ones to St Helena and to Roma gaols) include an index at the front. The index gives the following information: folio/page number, letter number, to whom addressed, and brief subject. For each letter, the following details are included: the addressee and the sender, date, the letter number, the body of the letter, and signature.


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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 15164, Letterbooks of the Sheriff/Comptroller General - Letters to Superintendents and other Gaol Officers
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/ )
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