South Australian Police

Correspondence files - Police Commissioner's Office 1844 - 1955

This is the major correspondence series of the Police Commissioner's Office. Correspondence files consist of letters and other documents received by the Department, memoranda of action taken, internal reports or inquiries, and usually either brief notes outlining the reply (nineteenth century), or copies of letters sent (twentieth century). A correspondence file generally only relates to one particular subject or individual, but documents received over a number of years may be the placed in the same file. The file cover may be annotated with the file numbers of related files. Prior to 1949 the files are arranged by year, with each file given an individual number - eg: 3/1853. After 1949 the series is arranged by multiple number system.

The Special Lists are arranged by year and include the date of the letter, the author and a brief subject summary.

 4/1844 to 868/1855,  141/1856 to 786/1856,   4/1857 to 869/18571/1858 to 1057/18586/1859 to 1345/18591/1860 to 1279/1860271/1861 to 1042/1861,  1/1862 to 1788/1862,  1/1863 to 1979/18632/1864 to 1888/18641519/1864 to 398/1865405/1865 to 1800/18651801/1865 to 1466/1865,  1483/1866 to 240/1867,  246/1867 to 1152/1867,   1146/1867 to 7/18685/1868 to 612/1868621/1868 to 1536/186822/1869 to 1491/1869,  1/1870 to 1381/18701/1871 to 863/1871868/1871 to 996/1872,  852/1872 to 22/187323/1873 to 406/1873,   407/1873 to 1140/18731190/1873 to 985/18741004/1874 to 1374/18791/1880 to 928/189976/1900 to 1728/1921, 1733/1921 to 1806/1929, 1813/1929 to 346/1940, 360/1940 to 1701/1949, 1756 to 100741

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