Original correspondence of the Board of Treasury and of letters to the Treasury together with reports and draft minutes.
The Board sat to decide on royal finances and the organisation of the Treasury and other governmental bodies, matters affecting the colonies, including Australia, New Zealand and America, as well as domestic issues. Minutes of the Treasury Board are present in T 1 although the main and expanded minutes are in series T 29 and T 99.
From 1782, the Treasury began to register and number the papers considered by or produced by the Treasury Board. The majority of papers from this date onwards are registered, although some papers from the years 1782-1809 are unregistered.
Note that the majority of papers are not described individually in online catalogue entries. Most pieces are described by the range of file or paper numbers included in a particular box.
- To find papers dated up to 1745, consult the Calendar of Treasury Books, Calendar of Treasury Papers or Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers.
- To find most papers registered during the period 1782-1878 and 1884-1908, consult the registers in series T 2 or T 108 first to identify relevant paper numbers and then check the paper numbers against the Skeleton Registers in series T 3 to find out whether those papers have survived.
- To find papers registered in 1909, consult the paper catalogue available in the reading rooms at The National Archives.