Inventory of the Archives of the Treasury of the Cape Colony, 1794 - 1923

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It will be noted that, with a few exceptions there is a gap in the records between approximately the years 1850 and 1890. Although a thorough search has been instituted, the whereabouts of the missing documents could not be established. It is presumed, however, that they were destroyed before the transfer to the Archives took place.
In accordance with the general practice the chronological system of filing letters was followed up to the year 1903 when the folio or subject system was introduced.