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Foreign Office: Treaty Department and successors: General Correspondence from 1906

FO 372
Foreign Office: Treaty Department and successors: General Correspondence from 1906

This series contains correspondence, etc., of the Treaty Department and its successors, including the Prize Court Department, 1914 to 1920, and the Dominions Information Department, 1926 to 1928. Subjects covered include treaty correspondence with other countries; shipping claims against Russia and Japan arising from the Russo-Japanese war; honours and decorations; territorial waters; extradition treaties; nationality; consular and diplomatic appointments; prize courts; diplomatic privileges; civil procedure; marriage regulations; deportation agreements and various royal matters, including state and royal visits.

FO 372/3360-3410 are numbers not used.


From FO 372/3308 onwards, the number in the former reference column refers to a file number.

Dominions Information Papers, which up to the end of 1928 were filed with Treaty (T) papers, were classed separately for the years 1929-1933 inclusive with the letter designation (U).

Related Material:
For records of the Dominions Department see FO 627
For later treaty and nationality records see FCO 53
For later records on protocol matters see FCO 57
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
8213 files and volumes
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Unpublished finding aids:
See FO 566 and FO 662 for indexes to the papers from 1906-1920, and FO 409 for 1920-1951.

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