Treasury: Books of Out-letters to the Admiralty

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Reference: T 5
Title: Treasury: Books of Out-letters to the Admiralty

Treasury letters to the Admiralty, Greenwich Hospital and Trinity House, and other letters on Naval matters, including the slave trade and convict ships. Up to 1877 this series includes letters to the Registrars of the High Court of Admiralty.

Date: 1849-1920
Related material:

Earlier records can be found in

T 28

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 58 volume(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:


Custodial history: Records maintained by Treasury from the 19th century until 1955.
Selection and destruction information: Agreement between Treasury and the Public Record Office that any post-1920 records could be destroyed from 1959 as the out-letters were on Treasury registered files. Records from 4 Oct 1920 to July 1952 destroyed.
Accruals: No further accruals expected.
Administrative / biographical background:

The assembly of volumes of handwritten out-letters goes back to the 17th century. From the 1870s when typewriters were used in the Treasury typed copies of letters would be found on the Treasury registered files, and a decision was made in 1958 to destroy copies of Out-Letters from 1920.

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