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Introduction

Inward Despatch and Letter Books

From the 1830's until around the time of the First World War, Government records were kept in large copybooks.  Any loose materials, such as incoming letters and despatches were bound up into volumes.  A number of these volumes were destroyed or badly damaged by fire and/or water in the Town Hall fire of 1944 and the Secretariat fire of 1959. Those identified as too fragile and at risk of further damage were closed to researchers in 2010. Closed Volumes in this series are H3, H9, H10, H11.

It should be noted that the letters in these volumes are scanned in the order they have been bound, are not necessarily in date order and a number of the books are incomplete.  To reduce handling and unnecessary stress on the volumes blank pages have not been scanned and not all pages are legible either due to fading, damage or due to the way that they have been bound.

The C series of volumes are copies of a large number of the inward miscellaneous letters in the H series of volumes up until 1851.  They have been scanned as they are in excellent condition and the handwriting is generally a lot more legible than in the original letters.  There are 25 numbered pages in volume C1 which are blank ready for letters to copied in but for some reason this never occurred.

NB: Work on scanning these volumes is ongoing.


Governor Moody 1842-1848 (C1 to C3 and H3 to H6)

pdfIndex to C1 and C2.pdf505.49 KB

 

pdfC1. Volume I Miscellaneous Letters to the Colonial Governor Governor Moody - Part 1 - pg 1 to 168 - 17 July 1841 to 12 March 1844.pdf35.13 MB

pdfC1. Volume I Miscellaneous Letters to the Colonial Governor Governor Moody - Part 2 - pg 169 to 293 - 14 March 1844 to 31 January 1845.pdf22.47 MB

pdfC1. Volume I Miscellaneous Letters to the Colonial Governor Governor Moody - Part 3 - pg 294 to 407 - 3 February 1845 to 31 October 1845.pdf28.17 MB

pdfC1. Volume I Miscellaneous Letters to the Colonial Governor Governor Moody - Part 4 - pg 408 to 488 - 6 November 1845 to 2 February 1846.pdf25.9 MB

pdfC2. Miscellaneous Letters etc Inward to Governor Moody - Part 1 - pg 1 to 98 - 14 January 1845 to 13 June 1845.pdf32.49 MB 

pdfC2. Miscellaneous Letters etc Inward to Governor Moody - Part 2 - pg 99 to 193 - 15 June 1845 to 22 July 1845.pdf34.1 MB

pdfC2. Miscellaneous Letters etc Inward to Governor Moody - Part 3 - pg 194 to 293 - 24 July 1845 to 30 September 1845.pdf31.29 MB

pdfC2. Miscellaneous Letters etc Inward to Governor Moody - Part 4 - pg 294 to 364 - 1 October 1845 to 28 December 1846.pdf21.87 MB

pdfC3. Volume I Miscellaneous Letters etc Inward to Government Governor Moody - Part 1 - pg 1 to 125 - 23 December 1846 to 29 April 1847.pdf38.58 MB

pdfC3. Volume I Miscellaneous Letters etc Inward to Government Governor Moody - Part 2 - pg 126 to 257 - 10 May 1847 to 3 September 1847.pdf32.88 MB

pdfC3. Volume I Miscellaneous Letters etc Inward to Government Governor Moody - Part 3 - pg 258 to 359 - 16 December 1846 to 31 January 1848.pdf34.09 MB

pdfC3. Volume I Miscellaneous Letters etc Inward to Government Governor Moody - Part 4 - pg 360 to 456 - 3 Feburary 1848 to 24 May 1848.pdf29.52 MB

 

pdfH3 - 1842-1850 - part 1.pdf29.99 MB

pdfH3 - 1842-1850 - part 2.pdf22.39 MB

pdfH3 - 1842-1850 - part 3.pdf27.88 MB

pdfH3 - 1842-1850 - part 4.pdf16.74 MB 

pdfH3 - 1842-1850 - part 5.pdf8.92 MB

pdfH3 - 1842-1850 - part 6.pdf28.49 MB

pdfH3 - 1842-1850 - part 7.pdf21.68 MB

pdfH3 - 1842-1850 - part 8.pdf26.28 MB

pdfH3 - 1842-1850 - part 9.pdf21.64 MB

pdfH3 - 1842-1850 - part 10.pdf20.46 MB

pdfH3 - 1842-1850 - part 11.pdf26.51 MB

pdfH3 - 1842-1850 - part 12.pdf26.69 MB

pdfH3 - 1842-1850 - part 13.pdf24.2 MB

pdfH3 - 1842-1850 - part 14.pdf15.94 MB


Governor Rennie 1848 to 1855 (C4 to C5 and H7 to H12)

pdfC4. Volume II Miscellaneous Letters to the Colonial Governor Governor Rennie and others - Part 1 - pg 1 to 109 - 4 January 1848 to 16 December 1848.pdf35.32 MB

pdfC4. Volume II Miscellaneous Letters to the Colonial Governor Governor Rennie and others - Part 2 - pg 110 to 213 - 15 December 1848 to 26 April 1849.pdf31.29 MB

pdfC4. Volume II Miscellaneous Letters to the Colonial Governor Governor Rennie and others - Part 3 - pg 214 to 321 - 13 April 1849 to 19 July 1849.pdf36.15 MB

pdfC4. Volume II Miscellaneous Letters to the Colonial Governor Governor Rennie and others - Part 4 - pg 322 to 506 - 25 July 1849 to 30 December 1859.pdf37.44 MB

pdfC4. Volume II Miscellaneous Letters to the Colonial Governor Governor Rennie and others - Part 5 - pg 507 to 528 - 1 January 1850 to 19 January 1850.pdf7.69 MB

pdfC5. Volume III Miscellaneous Letters to Government Governor Rennie - Part 1 - Pg 1 to 113 - 22 January 1850 to 16 July 1850.pdf39.89 MB

pdfC5. Volume III Miscellaneous Letters to Government Governor Rennie - Part 2 - Pg 114 to 222 - 17 July 1850 to 24 February 1851.pdf34.88 MB

pdfC5. Volume III Miscellaneous Letters to Government Governor Rennie - Part 3 - Pg 223 to 331 - 15 February 1851 to 7 July 1851.pdf37.83 MB

pdfC5. Volume III Miscellaneous Letters to Government Governor Rennie - Part 4 - Pg 332 to 454 - 11 July 1851 to 31 December 1851.pdf38.48 MB

 

pdfH9 - 1852 - part 1.pdf22.62 MB

pdfH9 - 1852 - part 2.pdf28.26 MB

pdfH10 - 1851-1852 - part 1.pdf26.18 MB

pdfH10 - 1851-1852 - part 2.pdf21.74 MB

pdfH10 - 1851-1852 - part 3.pdf24.21 MB

pdfH10 - 1851-1852 - part 4.pdf24.07 MB

pdfH10 - 1851-1852 - part 5.pdf21.58 MB

pdfH10 - 1851-1852 - part 6.pdf24.84 MB

pdfH10 - 1851-1852 - part 7.pdf12.09 MB

pdfH11 - 1851 to 1853 - part 1.pdf24.61 MB

pdfH11 - 1851 to 1853 - part 2.pdf26.1 MB

pdfH11 - 1851 to 1853 - part 3.pdf27.91 MB

pdfH11 - 1851 to 1853 - part 4.pdf23.68 MB

pdfH11 - 1851 to 1853 - part 5.pdf28.95 MB

pdfH11 - 1851 to 1853 - part 6.pdf26.06 MB

pdfH11 - 1851 to 1853 - part 7.pdf9.25 MB


Disclaimer

While every effort has been taken to ensure accuracy the Jane Cameron National Archives does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in 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