Status of Victor Matrix Series

Ranges of matrix numbers, 1900–1925

Domestic matrix number series (number ranges not inclusive)

Pre-matrix A-1–A-2196 7 in. acoustic recordings (1900–1903) Complete
Pre-matrix B-7–B-3623 10 in. acoustic recordings (1900–1903) Complete
Pre-matrix C-2000s & C-31000s 12 in. acoustic recordings (1900–1903) Complete
Pre-matrix B-7000s 10 in. Chinese acoustic recordings Known masters complete, only
A-1–A-3086 7 in. acoustic recordings (1903–1908) Complete
E-241–E-6547 8 in. acoustic recordings (1903–1908) Complete
B-1–B-32987 10 in. acoustic recordings (1903–1925) Complete
C-1–C-32966 12 in. acoustic recordings (1903–1925) Complete
Trials (audition recordings) Victor trials (test recordings of new performers, et al) are listed under Trial with a date. No official matrix number was assigned to these recordings See home page for current status

Overseas matrix numbers

A 12 in. acoustic recordings from Mexico and Argentina (1908–1910) (See also ‘R’) Complete
BA 10 in. acoustic recordings from Buenos Aires (1922 to 25 Jan. 1926) Complete
F 10 in. acoustic recordings from Argentina (Dec. 1907 to Jan, 1908) Complete
G 10 in. acoustic recordings from Havana, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Caracas, Santiago, La Paz, Arequipa, Lima (1914 to 1923) (See also ‘K’) Complete
H 10 in. acoustic recordings from Havana, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Montevideo, Brazil (1911–1912) (See also 'J') Complete
J 12 in. acoustic recordings from Havana, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Montevideo, Brazil (1911–1912) (See also 'H') Complete
K 12 in. acoustic recordings from Havana, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Caracas, Santiago, La Paz, Arequipa, Lima (1914 to 1923) (See also ‘G’) Complete
L 10 in. acoustic recordings from Havana, Lima, Columbia (1913) Complete
M 12 in. acoustic recordings from Havana, Lima, Columbia (1913) Complete
O 10 in. acoustic recordings from Havana and Mexico City (1907 and 1910) Complete (Ledgers lost: Issued recordings only.)
R 10 in. acoustic recordings from Mexico, Argentina (1908–1910) (See also 'A') Complete
S 12 in. acoustic recordings from Havana and Mexico City (1907 and 1910) Complete (Ledgers lost: Issued recordings only.)
X 10 in. acoustic recordings from Havana, Chile (1924–1925) Complete

Leased matrix numbers

Gr All matrix numbers recorded by the Gramophone Co., England and leased to Victor have the added prefix “Gr.” Gr is not part of the original Gramophone Co. matrix number.  
Zo All matrix numbers recorded by Zonophone and issued by Victor are prefaced by "Zo." Zo is not part of the original Zonophone matrix number.