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Series ID9097
Previous System LocationA/19951-A/19967, A/20002-A/20036, A/45806-A/45807, A/72677; PRI/2-PRI/8; PRV11196-PRV11198; RSI3257, RSI12956; SRS15179
TitleSpecial Subject Batches
Parent Series
This series does not have a parent series.
Start Date Circa 1/1/1880
End Date Circa 31/12/1976
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Special subject batches of correspondence of the Sheriff's Office, in his capacity as administrator of prisons, and of the Prisons Department; extracted from the main correspondence series

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Items Total Items: 98
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Each batch has a relevant title. There could be several batches in a single bundle but not in alphabetical order. Within each single batch title, files are arranged in a combination of top numbering and chronological order.
How To Use Series It is recommended - when researching online - to arrange the item list in alphabetical order and consult all batches of similar title, including those seemingly out of the required date range.

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
260Sheriff's Office 1/1/1880 1/1/1891
157Prisons Department 1/1/1891 31/12/1976
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Access and Restrictions

Access Category65 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11849
Queensland Corrective Services
Restriction DetailsN/A
Regulation Details
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
15169General Letterbooks of the Sheriff/Comptroller General of PrisonsSheriff's/Comptroller General's correspondence
15173Index to Letterbook of the SheriffSheriff's 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
15164Letterbooks of the Sheriff/Comptroller General - Letters to Superintendents and other Gaol OfficersSheriff's/Comptroller General's correspondence
15191Register of B/Cs (Blank Covers) Forwarded and Received [Sheriff's Office]Sheriff's General's correspondence
5991Register of Inwards CorrespondenceComptroller General's correspondence
18680Register of Memos Received by the Sheriff (with summaries)Sheriff's 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
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Finding Aids

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Copyright Status

Copyright State of Queensland
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This special subject batch series of correspondence of the Sheriff's Office and of the Prisons Department was created by extracting letters on specialised subjects from the general correspondence series (15188). Specific subjects were filed together under an appropriate batch title. Within each batch title, each file was organised (pinned together) under the top-numbering system, with the most recent letter on top.

Because record keeping was not always consistent, correspondence was not always registered; and because facilities for the storage of old records were not optimal, sometimes original order was difficult to maintain. Letters in this series were normally registered in the Registers of incoming correspondence (series 15189), however not every letter taken "away" has been noted in the registers.

These letter batches usually deal with all aspects of prisoners' lives, other prisons, administrative matters, annual reports, etc. For a complete overview of topics, please consult the item list.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 9097, Special Subject Batches
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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