War Office, Ministry of Supply, Ministry of Defence: Chemical Defence Research Department and Chemical Defence Experimental Establishment, later Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment, Porton: Correspondence and Papers

Reference:
WO 188
Title:
War Office, Ministry of Supply, Ministry of Defence: Chemical Defence Research Department and Chemical Defence Experimental Establishment, later Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment, Porton: Correspondence and Papers
Description:

Records of the Chemical Defence Research Department, and successors, dealing with experiments on and trials of chemical and biological weapons and protective devices carried out at Porton and other experimental establishments, and general papers on chemical and biological warfare in Britain and overseas.

A few early records originated in the Ministry of Munitions.

This record series is rich in photographic content.

Date:
1916-1995
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Creator:
Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment, 1991-1995
Chemical Defence Establishment, Porton Down, 1970-1991
Chemical Defence Experimental Establishment, Porton Down, 1948-1970
Chemical Defence Experimental Station, Porton Down, 1916-1948
Ministry of Supply, Chemical Defence Research Department, 1939-1959
War Office, Chemical Defence Research Department, 1931-1939
Physical description:
2865 files and volumes
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
from 1970 Ministry of Defence
Accruals:
Series is accruing.

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