Index to the Inward Correspondence Files of the Superintendent of the Port Phillip District 1839-1851 (VPRS 19)
* VPRS 19 files are held at the Public Records Office of Victoria.

This index was prepared by Jack McRae
Abbreviations and Notes
'Port Albert' and 'Alberton' are mostly interchangeable
'Port Fairy' & 'Belfast' are mostly interchangeable
The spelling of place names has been modernised for consistency
BES British Emigrant Ship
CCL Commissioner of Crown Lands
CJL Charles Joseph Latrobe, Superintendent, Port Phillip District
CofE Church of England (or Episcopalian)
Col Sec Colonial Secretary, (Deas Thompson mostly)
County Used interchangeably with 'District'
Cover for Only the covering note is on file
DACG Deputy Assistant Comptroller General, (in charge of stores)
DC District Council
District Used interchangeably with 'County'
Episcopalian Lit. 'under the Bishop'. Used as more or less synonymous with CofE
HE His Excellency
HM Her Majesty, Queen Victoria
L&EC Land & Emigration Commission
LC Legislative Council
MO Medical Officer
MCC Melbourne City Council (covers Town Council & Municipal Council)
Nominal List List of names
Numerical List List with numbers
PM Police Magistrate
Postman Generally referred to as 'Messenger'
PPD Port Phillip District
PPP 'Port Phillip Patriot'
Pub Licence Public and General Licence awarded under Act of Council 2nd Vic 8 Sec 26
RC Roman Catholic
Sec State Secretary of State for Colonies in Her Majesty's Government
SS Steam Ship
TOL Ticket of Leave
U/S Unserviceable
VDL Van Dieman's Land
vice in place of
'Papers for' or 'File on' means a bundle of related papers under the one number & in the same folder
'Depasturing' licence and 'Squatters' licence were synonymous & were of the nature of an agistment charge based on numbers of stock that the land was estimated to be capable of carrying
'Occupation' licence was a rental for land & was based on area
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