Treasury Board: Minute Books
Minutes of the Treasury Board. Before the middle of the eighteenth century the distinction between this series and the concurrent series of out-letter books is not always a clear one. From 1848 to 1870, when the series was discontinued, only selected minutes were entered
The Treasury Board was responsible for approving finance over virtually the entire area of government.The minutes record the decisions of the Treasury Board on applications received by them to decide upon. They range across the whole area of domestic, colonial and international matters ranging from staff appointments to disasters, royal finances and major events and which could only be acted upon with Treasury Board approval. The Treasury Board met until 1870 after which it did not formally meet for over 100 years. The Treasury Board minutes dealt are sometimes arranged by the Treasury divisions (eg 1st Division, 2nd Division) which were dealing with the matters. In the l9th century the use of Fair Minutes and Draft Minutes of the Treasury Board led to duplication but not all those records survive. The records in T 29 are more comprehensive than those to be found in various T 1 records.
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