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The Archives hold a large number of manuscript books containing inwards letters and documents divided into various series. For details of copyright and disclaimers please go to the bottom of the page.

Miscellaneous Inwards Letters, etc to Government - Series C

The manuscript book Series C cover the period 17 July 1841 to 31 December 1851 and are handwritten transcriptions of letters in Series H for the same period. There are five books in the series.

The Details of Letters database was created for a large research project to facilitate easy searching of the early miscellaneous letter books and to reduce the handling of old volumes and currently covers volumes C1 and C2. The database was originally created as an in-house resource for Archives staff and therefore some information may be in addition to that in the books.

pdfC1 - 1841-1846.pdf(444.94 KB)

pdfC2 - 1845-1846.pdf(361.94 KB)


Miscellaneous Inwards Letters, etc to Government - Series H

The manuscript book Series H, Miscellaneous Inwards Letters, etc to Government, contain transcriptions of letters and documents, and original letters and documents for the period 10 July 1832 to April 1898.  There should be 52 books in the series however some books are missing and presumed lost in the Town Hall fire of 1944.  Others that were badly damaged by fire and water in the fire are closed to researchers but the contents have been scanned and are available on this website under the Government section.

The index of volume H41 was created by the National Archivist as an example for the graduates indexing Series F.

pdfH41 - 1886 Jun-1887 Jul.pdf(1.03 MB)


Inwards Despatch Books - Series F

The manuscript book Series F cover the period 22 July 1841 to December 1943. There should be 85 books in the series however some books are missing and presumed lost in the Town Hall fire of 1944.

The following indexes were created over a number of years by history graduates undertaking work experience in the Archives They are from the manuscript book series F, Inward Despatch Books, and currently cover the period 1901 to1932 (F29 to F77), excluding circular and library despatch books.

Copies of the majority of these despatches will also be held in the National Archives, London, England.

pdfF29 - 1901 Jan to 1903 Apr.pdf(579.4 KB)               pdfF60 - 1918 Jul-1920 Dec.pdf(1.47 MB)

pdfF30 - 1903 Apr to 1905 Sep.pdf(602.79 KB)             pdfF61 - 1921.pdf(551.68 KB)

pdfF32 - 1905 Jul to 1907 Feb.pdf(638.53 KB)              pdfF62 - 1921 Feb-1924 Dec.pdf(413.25 KB)

pdfF33 - 1906 Jan to 1908 Dec.pdf(630.32 KB)             pdfF63 - 1922.pdf(711.22 KB)

pdfF35 - 1907 Apr to 1908 Aug.pdf(639.43 KB)            pdfF64 - 1923.pdf(474 KB)

pdfF38 - 1909.pdf(448.53 KB)                                         pdfF65 - 1924.pdf(719.12 KB)

pdfF40 - 1909 Jan to 1911 Aug.pdf(474.93 KB)            pdfF66 - 1925.pdf(709.3 KB)

pdfF42 - 1910.pdf(475.31 KB)                                        pdfF67 - 1926.pdf(626.2 KB)

pdfF44 - 1911 Jan to 1911 Oct.pdf(448.31 KB)             pdfF68 - 1927.pdf(632.8 KB)

pdfF45 - 1911 Aug to 1912 Jun.pdf(505.84 KB)            pdfF69 - 1927 May to 1936 Dec.pdf(744.72 KB)

pdfF47 - 1911 Aug to 1913 Jun.pdf(555.27 KB)            pdfF70 - 1925 to 1936.pdf(408.42 KB)

pdfF48 - 1912 Jun to 1913 Sep.pdf(769.77 KB)            pdfF71 - 1928.pdf(1.09 MB)

pdfF50 - 1913 Aug to 1914 Mar.pdf(493.98 KB)            pdfF72 - 1929.pdf(997.61 KB)

pdfF51 - 1913 Jun to 1914 Dec.pdf(441.74 KB)            pdfF73 - 1929 to 1930.pdf(588.39 KB)

pdfF52 - 1913 Jun to 1914 Dec.pdf(471.67 KB)            pdfF74 - 1930.pdf(856.87 KB)

pdfF55 - 1914 Mar to 1915 Feb.pdf(650.34 KB)            pdfF75 - 1931.pdf(355.24 KB)

pdfF57 - 1915 Jan to Nov.pdf(362.25 KB)                     pdfF76 - 1931.pdf(1.27 MB)

pdfF58 - 1915 Apr to 1921 May.pdf(362.57 KB)            pdfF77 - 1932.pdf(1.12 MB)

pdfF59 - 1915 Jan to 1918 Jun.pdf(2.37 MB)



While every effort has been taken to ensure accuracy the Jane Cameron National Archives does not accept responsibility for any errors in the indexing of these records.

Copyright guide:

Copies of government records may be used freely for private research and educational purposes. If material is to be used for commercial publication, exhibition or broadcast the written permission of the Jane Cameron National Archives must first be obtained. Whenever material from the Jane Cameron National Archives is reproduced in any form or in any medium, the user must acknowledge the Jane Cameron National Archives as the source and give all document references. For non-government records it is your responsibility as the user to ensure that copyright is not infringed and any infringement that does occur is your responsibility.