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Series ID5263
Previous System LocationHOM/J1-807; A/3500-3814; SRS5263
TitleGeneral Correspondence
Parent Series
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1902
End Date Circa 31/12/1935
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Home Secretary's correspondence

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Items Total Items: 1143
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Departmental Numbers1904/259 - 1935/14800
System of Arrangement Chronological and numerical by annual single number; letters within files are "top-numbered".
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Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 1/1/1902 31/12/1935
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Access and Restrictions

Access Category30 Years
Access Procedure 
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 15
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Subordinate Series

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Controlling Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
12844Registers of Letters Received 1/1/1904 31/12/1935
3935Registers of Letters Received Relating to Local Authorities 1/1/1930 31/12/1935
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Controlled Series

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Previous Series

Series IDTitle
5253Inwards Correspondence
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Subsequent Series

Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
5370General LetterbooksHome Secretary's Office correspondence
5374Indexes to General LetterbooksHome Secretary's Office correspondence
8400Special BatchesHome Secretary's Office correspondence
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Copyright State of Queensland
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This is the main series of correspondence (inwards and outwards) of the Home Secretary's Office and it covers the Home Secretary's wide range of responsibilities for internal matters (see Agency 123). These include police, prisons, all aspects of health, local government, charities, conciliation courts, fire brigades, cemeteries, etc. and all matters of internal arrangement not the responsibility of another minister.

An annual single number system of file registration is used for in-letters. A carbon copy of each out-letter is filed with (and given the same number as) the in-letter to which it is a reply. There are two sets of registers to control the correspondence, the general registers (A/4736 - A/4741) and the institution registers (A/4746 - A/4750). A top-numbering system is used to find a particular letter, and it is necessary to trace the sequence of numbers through the registers until the final number is reached.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 5263, General Correspondence
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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