Scope and Content
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.