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Series consists of a miscellany of records attributed to the Clerk of the Executive Council and relating to both state and land activities of his office. The surviving records rarely form complete series and some bear only a tenuous association with the Clerk's stated duties. The series includes: correspondence received and sent and records relating to the management of that correspondence; oaths of allegiance and of office; records relating to the management of work in the Clerk's Office; records relating to the role of the Clerk's office in managing the leasing and sale of reserved lands; records relating to the management of the audit function; and miscellaneous records, such as the Blue Books of Statistics, accumulated in the Clerk's office for reference purposes. In the conduct of his duties, the Clerk of the Council prepared and preserved certain records on behalf of the Council and others on his own behalf. Among the latter were entry books of letters and orders sent to other government officials, correspondence received, and registers or logs of work performed and information gathered. The inventories of records preserved and the daily or weekly logs demonstrate the range of responsibilities assumed by the Clerk over time and the nature of assistance provided by his staff in performing those duties. The Clerk or his deputy served as Secretary to committees of Council and special commissions, ensuring a degree of consistency for the record-keeping associated with those bodies.
The restriction on copying does not appl
y to all records in this series. See the sub-series descriptive entries for details.
In order to protect fragile originals, consultation and copying restrictions apply to some records in this series. Further details are provided in the relevant sub-series descriptive entries.
2 90 Finding aids that relate to the contents of specific sub-series are described in the entries for those lower levels.
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