The Christchurch City Council archives collection holds inwards and outwards correspondence dating back to 1862. This collection has been extensively catalogued and gives a fascinating picture of the early and developing city.


Christchurch City Council Outward Correspondence

CH341 correspondence collection dates 1862 - 1972. Some of the records have been extensively listed. The following are available to view:


Christchurch City Council Inward Correspondence

CH342 correspondence collection dates 1904 - 1962. Some of the records have been extensively listed. The following are available to view


Christchurch City Council Inward Correspondence, Town Clerk

CH345 correspondence collection dates 1901 - 1907. This accession has been extensively listed:


Examples of Letters

The following are examples of letters received from the Council’s Correspondence Collection.

Complaint Letters 1903-1909

Ettie Rout 1909

Ice Cream Charlie (Cathedral Square) 1908

Noxious Weeds 1919